We first rounded up a batch of “Call Me Maybe”s back in the spring, and – surprise surprise – there have been one or two more since (shoutout Obama). We’ve whittled down the best recent additions, the ones worth overcoming your aural exhaustion from summer’s leading earworm to give these a go.
Miracles of Modern Science
Orchestral indie rockers Miracles of Modern Science bring mandolins and fiddle to the game, just as they did for their infectious “Pumped Up Kicks.”
Another winner from the BBC Live Lounge studios, Ben Howard’s haunting slow-burn brings an unexplained darkness to the song…or it would if he was better at keeping a straight face.
These guys have the viral cover game on lockdown, and mashing up “Call Me Maybe” with “Somebody That I Used to Know” might just make the internet explode. It ends up sounding only kinda-sorta like either, which is a good thing.
Bullet & Snowfox
L.A. dance-rock quartet give a little instrumental oomph to their cover, without losing a bit of the catchy melody.
Everyone’s favorite German novelty rockabilly covers band (also the only one) puts their James Dean Brylcreem all over the hit, with predictable – and delicious – results.