Songs of 2019 by Carly Rae Jepsen

A few years ago I read an amazing post/tweet/article that I can't find anymore, but it explained that the seemingly innocuous "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen has hidden depths. In the bridge of the song, she sings:

"Before you came into my life,
I missed you so bad,
I missed you so bad,
I missed you so, so bad"

And while that seems like not much of anything at first glance, it's actually pointing out a real fact about our understanding of the nature of time and our experience of the universe: physicists can't find any proof of causality. Things happen, in our experience, one after another, events falling like dominoes, but that's just our experience. We experience time in a linear way that leads us to believe that one thing causes another, but in a real sense that isn't true.

Wild thoughts for a silly pop song to bring to mind.

But at that point I decided I liked Carly. I liked her voice, I liked her songs, and more than anything I liked her persona. She's just great. And then I noticed that a lot of younger people, Millennials with serious jobs and right-on politics LOVED Carly. So I checked out her music in earnest.

And I loved it.

What really activated me was Carly Rae Brackets, a twitter poll/March Madness parody where a bunch of fans tried to determine the greatest Carly Rae Jepsen song of all time (of course it was "Run Away With Me" - that's not the point). I started listening to her all the time. I preordered her next album - on vinyl. I got tickets to see her in concert. I listened to her music when I felt down or stressed. I became kind of a super fan. Why?

All I can think is that there was a Carly Rae-sized hole in my life, and she filled it. Before she came into my life, I missed her music so, so bad. 

Stats for Carly Rae Jepsen in 2019:

  • Songs: 39
  • Combined Length: 02:16:51

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Rank Name Artists Listen
1 Store Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
2 Run Away with Me Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
3 I Really Like You Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
4 When I Needed You Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
5 E•MO•TION Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
6 Party for One Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
7 Boy Problems Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
8 Gimmie Love Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
9 Cut to the Feeling Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
10 Fever Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
11 Let’s Get Lost Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
13 LA Hallucinations Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
14 Body Language Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
15 Turn Me Up Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
16 First Time Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
19 Drive Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
21 Higher Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
22 Sweetie Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
23 Backseat (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen) Charli XCX Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
24 Too Much Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
25 Guitar String / Wedding Ring Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
26 The One Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
27 Hurt So Good Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
30 Warm Blood Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
31 Your Type Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
32 Now That I Found You Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
33 Tiny Little Bows Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
34 Take a Picture Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
35 This Kiss Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
36 No Drug Like Me Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
37 Favourite Colour Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
38 Cry Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
39 Tonight I’m Getting Over You Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
40 I Didn’t Just Come Here to Dance Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
41 Making the Most of the Night Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
42 Curiosity Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
43 More Than a Memory Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
45 Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen Watch
73 Julien Carly Rae Jepsen Watch

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