Suffice it to say, I had no clue who Carly Rae Jepsen was when this video started circulating a couple of days ago. Evidently, the song is called "Call Me Maybe," which I also had to look up because I hadn't ever heard it before. Our old pal Emma Carmichael called it "the new perfect pop song" back in March. And here's how Wikipedia breaks it down:
"Call Me Maybe" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen, taken from her first EP, Curiosity (2012). It was released as the lead single from the EP on September 20, 2011, through 604 Records. After pop singers Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez tweeted about the song, Jepsen gained international attention and got signed to Schoolboy Records, releasing her single in the United States through the label. Produced by Josh Ramsay, "Call Me Maybe" is an upbeat pop track that draws influences from dance-pop and disco. Lyrically, the track alludes to the inconvenience that a love at first sight brings to a girl who hopes for a call back from a crush. It received generally positive reviews from contemporary critics, who praised its composition and clever lyrical content, with some deeming it as "the perfect pop song".
OK, so this song has been out for eight months, and the 12-30 Harvard baseball team decided to drum up some viral video stardom by choreographing a few moves and lip-synching? Well done, then. Personally, we're more impressed with sophomore outfielder Jack Colton, who appeared to sleep through the whole thing in the backseat. We salute you, Jack. We officially endorse your captaincy for next season.