‘Call Me Maybe’ a No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100
By Breeanna Hare, CNN
(CNN) – Now that Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” has been permanently etched in our brains, the single’s now also taken over the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
Colin Powell even sang a bit of the tune with Gayle King on “CBS This Morning” Wednesday.
Jepsen’s catchy track (and possible song of the summer) dethroned Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know,” making Jepsen the first lead songstress to take her first Hot 100 song entry all the way to No. 1 since Ke$ha did the same with “Tik Tok” at the start of 2010.
It’s a little surprising that it took “Call Me Maybe” some time to make its ascent on the Hot 100, seeing that it’s been in rotation for months, and that’s just Stateside. Our Canadian pals made “Call Me Maybe” a No. 1 single in February.
Gotye is still riding high at No. 2 with “Somebody that I Used to Know,” with Maroon 5′s “Payphone” at No. 3 and fun.’s “We Are Young” at No. 4.
Adele, meanwhile, has notched her 24th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with “21.”