It looks like “Call Me Maybe” is going to be sticking around. The Carly Rae Jepsen song has been named “Billboard’s” Song of the Summer after selling five-and-a-half million downloads since its release. The Song of the Summer is based on a song’s cumulative performance on the Hot 100 chart from Memorial Day through Labor Day. According to “Billboard,” Jepsen is the first artist whose debut Hot 100 song has claimed Song of the Summer honors since Katy Perry’s debut “I Kissed a Girl” in 2008. This year will be Perry’s fifth consecutive year on the Songs of the Summer chart with “Wide Awake.”
Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” became a pop culture phenomenon this summer with a little bit of help from her mentor Justin Bieber who tweeted about the song to his millions of Twitter followers. Other artists with debut hits on this year’s Song of the Summer include, Gotye, Ellie Goulding and fun.