Students Agree: Carly Rae Jepsen is a one hit wonder

Rachel Schmid

The popular song “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen has been engraved in all our minds since beginning its climb on the Billboard charts in February, but will Jepsen’s new single “This Kiss” do as well as her last?

“Call Me Maybe” became so popular because of its energetic beat and unbearably catchy lyrics. “This Kiss,” which released September 10th, sounds very similar to Jepsen’s first hit. Even though Jepsen’s last hit was named “Song of the Summer” by Billboard Magazine, many Saddleback students groaned at the news of Jepsen’s newest album.

“[It] sounds exactly like pop songs in general,” Ben Phan, 18, said. “It’s very generic with four beats or so.”

David Knicker, 20-year-old Saddleback student, is a musician himself. Knicker dislikes Jepsen’s music so much he said, “I would pay money to have her kicked out of the music industry.”

19-year-old Avilene Otero liked the beat of “This Kiss,” and thought the lyrics were catchy. Even though Otero had some praise for the song, she admitted that she wouldn’t buy it.

Even though 26-year-old Jepsen teamed up with fellow Canadian pop artist Justin Bieber, and American band Owl City for her newest album, students said that none of Jepsen’s music would be found on their iPods. The students even agreed that Jepsen is a fad and that her newest single will not do as well as her last.

It appears that Saddleback students have already heard all they want to of Jepsen.

Jepsen’s album Kiss releases September 19th, and is being sold on ITunes and Amazon for $11.99.

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