Incredibly, it has been 10 years since 'Call Me Maybe' stormed the pop charts across the world, and a decade later, Canadian songstress Carly Rae Jepsen has discussed her feelings on the iconic pop bop.
The track hit number one in over 20 countries and became firmly etched in the pop culture after its release in 2012.
A decade on, the Canadian has revealed she had a complicated relationship with the song and it securing her legacy in pop history but has made peace with the song being her defining tune.
She told Rolling Stone "I’ve sung that song more than most people have sung most songs. There was a definite time when I was like, “Oh, my gosh, this song is scary because it’s so big” — but I’ve shed that pressure."
"Now, it’s a really fun moment of nostalgia. The crowd takes over. You can’t be in a room with people singing your song and not feel elated."
"It doesn’t feel like it’s what people are there for anymore, though, and that’s a mini victory for me," she said.
The singer has built a strong LGBTQ+ community over the years, and she says her connection to the fans makes her "feel so lucky."
"When I’m onstage, it feels less about me and more like I’m just a conductor of all this good energy. It changed how I performed; it changed how I thought about everything."
"I’m trying to create a playful and safe space for anyone to be whoever they want to be. I feel so happy in those moments that I almost feel like I might combust."
The pop star is gearing up for her 5th album, 'The Loneliest Time', which is set for release in October, and said lockdown was a major influence on the direction of the album.
"It (the pandemic) caused a lot of contemplation," she said.
"Loneliness is a big theme of this album, and the extremes that come with it. It sounds like it has a negative connotation, but when you analyse your loneliness, it can be beautiful."
No word as of yet if the pop icon will play an Irish date as part of the touring process for the new album, but in the meantime, here's the classic slice of 2012 pop to tide you over.