Songs of 2021 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 2021:

  • Songs: 43
  • Combined Length: 02:34:47

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Rank Name Artists Listen
1 Super Natural (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen) Danny L Harle Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
4 Boy Problems Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
6 Warm Blood Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
7 Gimmie Love Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
9 Felt This Way Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
10 This Love Isn't Crazy Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
11 All That Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
12 I Really Like You Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
13 Run Away with Me Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
16 LA Hallucinations Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
17 This Is What They Say Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
18 Stay Away Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
21 Party for One Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
23 Now I Don't Hate California After All Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
24 Heartbeat Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
26 Emotion Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
28 Let's Sort The Whole Thing Out Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
29 Window Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
31 Backseat (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen) Charli XCX Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
33 When I Needed You Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
34 Making the Most of the Night Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
35 Solo Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
36 Fake Mona Lisa Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
37 Summer Love Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
41 Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
45 Store Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
46 Favourite Colour Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
47 Let’s Get Lost Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
54 I Didn’t Just Come Here to Dance Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
62 First Time Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
63 Comeback (feat. Bleachers) Carly Rae Jepsen Bleachers ▶️
64 Too Much Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
65 Body Language Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
78 Higher Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
79 Black Heart Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
80 Julien Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
81 More Than a Memory Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
86 Mittens (Robert Orton Mix) Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
87 Now That I Found You Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
88 No Drug Like Me Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
89 Your Heart Is a Muscle Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
90 This Kiss Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️
100 Your Type Carly Rae Jepsen ▶️

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