Friday Videos Want You To Call Them. Really.

Les K sent this link over to me, and wrote, “Do we *really* need another “Call Me Maybe” video? Yes.  Yes we do.”

He's right. No, don't go! Don't skip this! Seriously, would I lead you astray?



The NY Daily News reported:

Colin Britt and Arianne Abela arranged a full-on orchestral rendition of the song replete with glockenspiels, violas and violins.

“Like everyone, I have heard this song a lot for the entire summer,” Britt told the Daily News. “And I, like everyone—whether they want to admit it or not—have the guilty pleasure of enjoying it.”

Britt got an idea to record a version from the string riff that appears during each chorus … The arrangers sent invitations to classically trained musicians near New Haven, Conn. to perform a pop song, but didn't tell them the specific song until they arrived.

I thought this was so beautiful, the hair on my arms stood up on end. 

Since Call Me Maybe was the big hit of the summer around here, I love how the melancholy beginning reflects the change of the seasons, as summer comes to an end. 

I hope your weekend is full of talented people being wonderfully creative and experiencing familiar things in new ways. 


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  1. 1
    starropal says:

    I loved that, Sarah! Thanks, Les K!

  2. 2

    Wow!  The choir is fabulous!

  3. 3
    Silver James says:

    It gave me goosebumps. Seriously! Loved it, guilty pleasure that that song is. LOL I had my credit card out ready to pledge money to the orchestra, thinking it might be a fundraiser and then finally read the explanation. Yes. I would send money! Happy Friday. I’ll be singing and dancing to the song all day.

  4. 4
    Natalie H6 says:

    Thank you! I am a recovering band and choir nerd and stuff like this just makes me smile :)

  5. 5
    Vicki says:

    Yes, we did need another cover of Call Me Maybe. That was great.

  6. 6
    azteclady says:

    That’s just awesome—thank you.

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    Klfitzroll says:

    This video was excellent but I’m afraid that the USA swim teams rendition had, how can I saw it, more eye candy!

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    TrishJ says:

    So cool.  They looked like they were having a good time too. 

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    Flo_over says:

    Having done this for my brass quintet for 4 years I loved it.  I always told them we should have a full choir behind us… no one thought I was serious. 

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    LauraN says:

    Oddly, this reminds me of when Stephen Colbert and the Roots made that Friday, Friday song kind of awesome.

  11. 11 says:

    So nice choir! Let me think if song “GANGNAM Style”, and uniform dancing, :)

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