“You Will Be Waiting”
2) Okay, so I don’t know how I missed this one. I think it’s because I haven’t been reading The Daily What enough. But this song, “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen, has become a sensation. It will never, ever replace “Friday” for me, but that’s okay. It seems to be serving a completely different purpose for people. Instead of inspiring venom, it’s inspiring creativity - something we here at The Compass adore. Here’s a mashup of 75 videos featuring the song. Below are two full versions that are featured in the video and worth hearing on their own.
“Call Me Maybe” - Carly Rae Jepsen: POPDUST SUPERCUT
3) I firmly believe the best covers are the ones that dramatically reconfigure the song. Ben Howard (who is roughly one month younger than me) does that with his version of “Call Me Maybe.” It’s awe-inspiring and is sending me back to the woodshed.
“Call Me Maybe” - Ben Howard
4) How many times have I tried to do a cool cover on the accordion only for it fall apart? Four times. Sarah (I assume that’s her name) kills it with her version of “Call Me Maybe.” I think I’m in love.
5) Still with us? Thanks. Here’s a video from a band that almost was. I almost saw Rooney open for Weezer back in 2002. However, we arrived late and were only able to see a portion of Dashboard Confessional’s set, then Weezer. As we left, we were handed copies of Rooney’s demo. The following year, I was able to exercise my hipster cred for the first time when their debut came out. But that album didn’t really take with people, and the band never really made it big. But I still have that demo disc, and this song is on it. Welcome to summer.
“If It Were Up To Me” - Rooney