1. The site just came out with our midyear bests and worsts, and unsurprisingly, “Call Me Maybe” is our choice for the year’s best song. Here’s something I put together in conjunction with that*.

    * OK, also because Cassadee Pope’s song reminded me so much of “Call Me Maybe” that I couldn’t resist extrapolating, and because that Catcall song is so utterly fantastic that I almost dropped $60 on an Amazon import after my tenth listen. (There are probably better deals.) I wanted to put Milla’s song on here, too, but it’s not really along the same lines.

  2. A bit late on this, but here’s why Gotye’s track — now No. 1! — works, as a song and a certain pair of character descriptions. I’m a fan.