Carly Rae Jepsen, the Canadian pop princess, has long moved past her “one-hit-wonder” status thanks to her mega-hit “Call Me Maybe.” She has proven herself to be an artist capable of elevating pop music with her emotionally resonant and infectious tunes. But which of her songs deserve a spot in the top 10? Here’s our rundown of Carly Rae Jepsen’s most unforgettable tracks.
“Backseat” is one of those tracks that immediately puts you in the mood for a night out. The energetic beat, combined with Carly’s vocals, forms a seamless blend. This track could easily be the soundtrack to a modern romantic comedy, setting the stage for a night to remember.
“Emotion” brilliantly showcases Carly’s knack for capturing complex feelings with simple words. The song navigates the longing for a loved one and features a rhythm that harks back to the ’80s. With its attention to detail in songwriting, “Emotion” has unsurprisingly gained a large fan following.
“Comeback” is steeped in nostalgia and addresses the theme of a relationship deserving a second chance. The songwriting is clever, featuring a chorus that makes a ‘comeback’ both literally and figuratively. It’s a relatable track for anyone who has ever considered reigniting an old flame.
“Roses” strikes a stunning balance between sweet and bitter, akin to the flower it’s named after. Elegant instrumentation and sensitive vocals make for an unforgettable listening experience. “Roses” is precisely the kind of track you’d want to put on repeat, especially during a romantic evening.
6. Party For One
This anthem for self-love and independence is as catchy as it is empowering. “Party For One” celebrates the idea that you don’t always need someone else to find happiness. It’s a must-add for any ‘me-time’ playlist.
5. Boy Problems
With “Boy Problems,” Carly has created a contemporary pop phenomenon. The song brims with energy that is unmistakably feminine and liberating. The lyrics delve into the complexities of relationships without being melodramatic, proving Carly is more than just a pop artist—she’s a storyteller.
4. Call Me Maybe
No Carly Rae Jepsen list would be complete without “Call Me Maybe,” the song that catapulted her to global stardom. Its irresistible melody and catchy lyrics have made it a pop classic, remaining one of the most iconic and beloved pop songs of the past decade.
3. The Loneliest Time
“The Loneliest Time” is a melancholic yet stunning track that digs deeper into emotions than most pop songs dare to go. Carly’s vocals are vulnerable, touching the listener’s heart. While it’s a lesser-known track, it undoubtedly deserves its high ranking on this list.
2. Run Away With Me
With its explosive saxophone intro that could be straight out of an ’80s hit, “Run Away With Me” has all the makings of an instant classic. The song has a cinematic quality—you can almost visualize the scenes as you listen.
1. Cut To The Feeling
Taking the top spot is “Cut To The Feeling,” a song that grabs you from the first second. The buildup is masterful, culminating in an explosive and euphoric chorus. It’s the type of track that reaffirms your faith in the power of pop music, making you want to listen to it over and over again.