Good Riddance: Obama Hasn’t Heard ‘Call Me Maybe’ Before
1:15 pm, August 17th | by Laura Donovan
Has there ever been a more universally known pop song than Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”? Probably, but not recently. People of all different walks of life have talked about the catchy tune, some even singing it. Colin Powell and Loretta Sanchez know where it’s at, but not President Barack Obama, who said he had never heard of the song before someone created a mash-up of him and the hit.
“I have to admit, I’ve never actually heard the original version of the song,” the president said in a new interview for New Mexico’s KOB-FM. “I saw this version where they spliced up me from a whole bunch of different speeches that I made. They kind of mashed together an Obama version of it.”
Though he’s not about to join the ever-growing “Call Me Maybe” movement, Obama did admit that it “looks like a cute pop song.” Hopefully that doesn’t mean he’ll have a listen for himself soon. The world could stand to have one person who hasn’t heard the polarizing hit before, especially if that individual is one of the most powerful people in the world.