I Really Like You - Carly Rae Jepsen
I’m not kidding. This is such a good pop song. Emotion is actually a pretty incredible album, with four or five songs that could be big radio hits.
This is my favorite of them.
There’s magic in coming up with a song that has that hook that gets stuck in your head. She did it with “Call Me Maybe”. She’s done it again here. All set on top of a perfect 80s pop track. The last minute of the song with the speak-sing vocals over the glittery strings blowing up into the full blown chorus (and another 30 reallys or so). Amazing.
Albums like this (accessible, poppy, fun) don’t get made much any more.
Nor do videos like this with Tom Hanks.