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When it comes to viral content of the worst kind, you need a good meme to make it better…

Every now and again, a song comes along that is truly traumatising to the eardrums. It happened last year with Rebecca Black’s abomination (we dare not write the name of the song lest it become stuck in your head for another week) and, further back in history, it happened with Hanson’s Mmmm Bop, a song with one of the most mindless titles in history.

Just recently, however, it’s happened again – leaving devastation in its wake worldwide. From the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the shopping malls of Middle America, Carly Rae Jepson’s (don’t even get us started on singers with ‘Rae’ as their middle name) hit single Call Me Maybe is worming its way into people’s consciousness.

Since a problem shared is a problem halved, here’s the original for those of you previously lucky enough to escape hearing it:

Joking aside, fair play to the Canadian-born singer… with almost 180 million hits on YouTube, she’s achieved an incredible amount of fame in a very short time. Unfortunately for us, it’s with an incredibly annoying song.

Every cloud has a silver lining, however, and in this case, it’s the fact that a meteoric rise like Jepson’s brings with it a hoard of funny memes to ease the pain.

This one is our favourites, starring none other than Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster:

So go on… share it, maybe?


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