YMMV / Carly Rae Jepsen

  • Accidental Innuendo: "Curiosity" delivers the line "don't call me up just so I can please you".
  • Crowning Moment of Funny:
    • "I'm pregnant." "Oooookay..." "Just kidding."
    • The look on her face in the music video for Call Me Maybe when she realizes the guy whose attention she's been trying to get for weeks is gay and into one of her bandmates.
      • Not just the look on her face, but the look on the bandmate's face as he realizes that the guy Carly's into is into him.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming:
  • Cult Classic: E•MO•TION has put Carly Rae in this position, not being overly popular beyond her megahit "Call Me Maybe", but instead being an acclaimed artist with a smaller, devoted fanbase.
    • She's still not too widely known, but E•MO•TION: Side B managed to make it to many critics' short list for the best album of 2016.
  • Ear Worm:
  • Big in Japan: The reason why E•MO•TION was released earlier in Japan.
    • Taken up to eleven with her remix album for E•MO•TION released exclusively in Japan and her video for "First Time" made available only in Japan.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: "I'll trade my soul for a wish..."
  • Memetic Mutation: Lampshaded:
    "I don’t think I’ve seen all of [the parodies], but I’ve seen enough to be pretty blown away. I saw the Cookie Monster one the other day. Sesame Street, man. It doesn’t get any better than that!”
    • The iconic horns of Run Away With Me on Vine and Tumblr
    • The "I Really Like You" video, in which Tom Hanks lip-syncs the song.
    • The song "Store" with its hilarious lyrics.
  • Moe: She's adorable.
  • Older Than They Think: People who only know her from "Call Me Maybe" would be very surprised to learn that her first album (Tug of War) was released in 2008.
    • On another level, Store from E•MO•TION Side B was originally written for an ''anti smoking ad'' back in 2011
  • Periphery Demographic: After the release and acclaim of E•MO•TION, Carly seems to have gained a fanbase among more indie/alternative music listeners. Case in point: readers of Pitchfork voted E•MO•TION most underrated album of 2015. And "Run Away With Me" is bolded on music aggregate site Rate Your Music, which normally isn't very kind towards mainstream pop releases.
    • Critics went nuts for the album too. In the Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop Critics Pollnote , E•MO•TION came in third, behind only Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly and Courtney Barnett's debut album.
  • Retroactive Recognition: After the success of "Call Me Maybe", some radio stations chose to ride on her newfound fame by playing "Tug of War". Cue people's jaws dropping when they recognize the song from a few years ago and realize, "Holy shit, that was Carly Rae Jepsen!?".
  • Signature Song:
    Hey, I just met you
    And this is crazy
    OF COURSE HER SIGNATURE SONG
    Is "Call Me Maybe"
    • "I Really Like You" and "Run Away with Me" are also contenders, too.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: While Kiss is decent, it's pretty obvious the album was rushed to capitalize on the success of "Call Me Maybe". On E•MO•TION, there is much more detail to its songs and lack of any Album Filler, and the catchy numbers are even more catchier and awesome than before.
    • E•MO•TION: Side B gets reviews that are somewhere between this and Even Better Sequel; Metacritic gave it an 80 (compared to the original's 77) and it was on quite a few critics' short list for one of the best albums of the year. Not bad for an EP.
  • Tear Jerker: "Your Type" hits hard close to home for anyone ever in a one-sided love.
    • "Fever" and "Roses" are the closest of what could be called "sad songs" from her.
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