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Meme of the Week: 7 Great Variations on Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe’

Now #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ has inspired a batch of memes poking fun of its chorus.

The chorus to Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen's hit song “Call Me Maybe” goes like this: "Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but here's my number, so call me, maybe?" Those catchy lyrics, which have propelled the poppy song to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, spawned a variety of playful images referencing various moments in history and pop culture. As it pops up everywhere from Billboard to photos across the Internet to business cards in bars, "Call Me Maybe" is crowned our Meme of the Week. Click through for the photos.

In one variation, Darth Vader stands proudly beneath the first half of the phrase, "Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy," before it continues, "But I'm your father, so join me maybe."

In another, an image of Jesus shines out underneath the familiar text, "Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy," before, "but I'm your savior, so praise me maybe."

This week, the women's interest blog Jezebel reported on a hilarious trend in savvy "Call Me Maybe"-themed business cards playing off the song's perpetually everywhere lyrics. "On one hand, they are sort of charming," Jezebel's Madeleine Davis writes. "On the other, these are exchanged by full-grown adults and 'Call Me Maybe' is a song meant for tiny baby tweens (at heart!)."

“Keep Calm and Call Me Maybe” reads this variation of the circa-1939 morale boosting poster produced by the British government. Same authoritarian font, same logo of the crown.

Every good meme has some relation to a cat, and "Call Me Maybe" is no exception. This cutesy kitty sits underneath the familiar text, "Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy," before, "but I'm your kitten, so pet me maybe?"

YouTube creators have particularly taken to the song. In April, KnowYourMeme.com reported there are over 22,000 results for a search of the song's title, ranging from parodies to celebrity lip-dubs. Today, that’s up to over 1,000,000.

And then there's this poor elderly gentleman, sporting a toothless grin and a flat cap, who doesn't quite remember ever meeting you in the first place. It's crazy!