When a song goes viral, don't be surprised if it ends up on Glee
. (Remember Rebecca Black's "Friday"?) And it's about to happen again. EW is reporting
that the song of the summer, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," will be performed by New Directions in the season 4 premiere, "The New Rachel." This isn't a total surprise since Darren Criss hinted at Comic-Con
that this might happen.
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No more details are known at this point, such as if one singer in particular will take the lead on the song. But the title of the song, "Call Me Maybe," suggests that it might be directed at one of the characters leaving Ohio. (Rachel or Kurt, anyone?)
"Call Me Maybe" has gone viral over the past several months with YouTube videos going up left and right of regular people as well as celebrities covering the song. Here are just a handful of some of these memorable viral videos as we wait for Glee
Pretty much anything Justin Bieber touches turns to gold, so when he gave his seal of approval to Jepsen's song, the craze began.
Who knew Cookie Monster payed attention to pop culture? But since he's crazy about cookies, he changes up the lyrics to "Share It Maybe," and yes, it does involves cookies.
President Obama even got in on the craze. Well, actually, he didn't, but someone went through videos of his speeches and pulled together all the words that make up the lyrics of the song.
Jimmy Fallon is known for his humorous music parodies on Late Night
, and he teamed up with Carly Rae Jepsen herself (and house band The Roots) for their own version, with everyone taking on a different instrument.
When the Olympic Games were going on these past couple weeks, Team USA somehow found the time out of their busy schedules to get in on the action. Look for appearances by swimmers Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin, among others.
And if you don't want to search YouTube all day for these covers, get ready for the "Call Me Maybe" mash-up.
Are you looking forward to Glee
performing "Call Me Maybe," or will it be too redundant at this point?
season 4 premieres September 13 at 9pm on FOX.
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