Cheery, cheesy, repetitive choruses.
Tim: This is pretty much played non-stop in the Radio 1 offices, apparently, to the joy of some and the annoyance of many. The video, meanwhile, features her being unbelievably shallow and desperate. Fancy a listen?
Tom: Shallow and desperate. There’s a number of jokes I could make there, but I’ll pass.
Tim: The music here is good – very good, in fact, as far as pop music goes, so we needn’t really discuss that, unless you disagree?
Tom: I will say this: I can see why it might be annoying. I can about handle it, but cheery, cheesy, repetitive choruses like that could well start to grate. If I was in a bad mood right now, I’d want this turned the hell off right now. Fortunately, I’m in a good mood, so I like it.
Tim: Excellent. The video it is, then.
The lyrics of the song – I just met you, this is crazy, here’s my number, call me maybe – sort of imply that she feels a hidden connection or something. The video, on the other hand, makes it abundantly clear that she’s thinking “sod any hidden connection rubbish, I want to feel what’s in his pants”.
And you know what I think (apart from what you’re about to say)?
Tom: That’s generally your approach to pulling someone, too?
Tim: Like I said, apart from that. I think, who cares? Because let’s be honest, we don’t get many songs these days that are just “You’re fit, let’s do it” – it’s all about meeting people properly, and getting to know them, and being romantic and all that rubbish. This is much more direct. I like it.
Tom: I’m going to take this opportunity to link to the wonderful “Shut Up And Sleep With Me“, which takes that to pretty much its logical conclusion.
Tim: Another thing I like: the video’s funny. Maybe it’s partly because that with her looks and what’s going on this could easily be a New Girl storyline, but the ending’s good, her increasingly desperate attempts to grab his attention made me smile, and her falling off the car is just fantastic. That’s not normal in a music video, but it should be. Maybe.
Finally, though, I’m disappointed they just had a keyboard for the strings, rather than actual violinists in that garage. That is my only complaint about this song.
Tom: That’s all you want these days, Tim. Sex and violins.