“call me maybe”Posted: August 1, 2012
I hear this song a few times a day. You know it, the olympic swim teams know it, right now you are probably bopping around singing: “..Hey I just met you, and this is crazy! But here’s my number, so call me maybe…” It seems harmless enough. A girl thinks this dude is hot, so she gives him her number. Then she sits around hoping he’ll call. I feel like this is one of so many songs out there right now with the same theme. Its all about this love-obsessed teenager thinking that person of the opposite sex will fulfill all their expectations.
I know what you are thinking. You are reading way too into things! Chill out Robbie. Hear me out… What inspired me to want to write a blog about this song. This part: “Before you came into my life, I missed you bad…” Um, not possible. I think you are confusing the emotion of missing a person and what you are really feeling: lonely and incomplete. The first time I stopped and listened to these lyrics, I was moved, honestly. What has happened to this poor girl to make her feel like she is so incomplete and missing something until she meets this hot guy? And what kind of message is this sending to teenage girls? That they need a man to be ease the loneliness they feel?
Sorry to be such a debbie downer. It’s just that it’s so backwards. Why aren’t there any messages out there for girls teaching them that they need to be content with who they are before they can even think about allowing another person into their lives? There’s no songs on the radio that say,”Hey, God made you in HIS image. You were created to reflect the perfection that is God.”
…and in case you are worried that I take life too seriously, don’t be. I still sing along everytime that song comes on the radio. It’s just so catchy.