Carly Raete Jepsen: 15 Years Of Pop Perfection - WINNER REVEALED!!!!

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Carly Raete Jepsen: 15 Years Of Pop Perfection
In September of 2007, history was made when Carly Rae Jepsen won the fifth season of Canadian Idol…okay, so that didn’t actually happen. She only came in third. But one year later, at only 22 - almost 23 - years old, Carly released her debut album Tug of War, and while it didn’t make much of an impact, Carly continued to write and record music and three years after that album’s release, on September 20, 2011, Call Me Maybe was sent out into the world, and from there, well, the rest is history. Becoming one of the biggest songs of the century, launching hundreds of thousands of covers, parodies and memes, and even overshadowing the artist herself, it pretty much secured Carly’s general public legacy of “the Call Me Maybe” girl. But it can also be assumed it secured Carly a solid place in the pop music landscape. In the years since, Carly has been able to release critically acclaimed album after critically acclaimed album, with accompanying Side B projects featuring songs from those albums sessions, all the while being a wonderful light and much loved artist among many music lovers, especially queer people. This year marks the 15-year anniversary of Tug of War and I genuinely can’t think of a better time to celebrate the discography of one of the best pop artists of the past decade and a half.
Rules
1.) You will take all of the 125 songs listed below, listen to each of them, and score them on a scale from 1-10.
2.) You are allowed the option of giving one song the coveted score of 11 and one song the harsh score of 0.
3.) Commentary is not required but extremely encouraged as I always love reading the thoughts everyone has on the songs, as simple as they may be.
4.) No trolling. It’s perfectly okay to not like a certain album or two, but if your whole ballot ranges from 1-4, it won’t be accepted.
5.) I’d like your ballots to be sent in by the tentative date of May 8th, 2023 May 22nd, 2023.


And I’d just like to extend an invitation to anyone who might be interested in making graphics for the rate! I have no skills when it comes to this and haven’t been able to find anyone who’s able to do it.
 
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THE SONG LIST

Dear You

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1. Dear You
2. To Be Without You
3. In My Bedroom

Tug Of War
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1. Bucket
2. Tug Of War
3. Money & The Ego
4. Tell Me
5. Heavy Lifting
6. Sunshine On My Shoulders
7. Worldly Matters
8. Sweet Talker
9. Hotel Shampoos
10. Sour Candy
11. I Still Wonder

Curiosity
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1. Curiosity
2. Picture
3. Talk To Me
4. Just A Step Away
5. Both Sides Now

Kiss
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1. Tiny Little Bows
2. This Kiss
3. Call Me Maybe
4. Curiosity (Remix)
5. Good Time (feat. Owl City)
6. More Than A Memory
7. Turn Me Up
8. Hurt So Good
9. Beautiful (feat. Justin Bieber)
10. Tonight I’m Getting Over You
11. Guitar String/Wedding Ring
12. Your Heart Is A Muscle
13. Drive
14. Wrong Feels So Right
15. Sweetie
16. I Know You Have A Girlfriend
17. Almost Said It
18. Melt With You

E•MO•TION
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1. Run Away With Me
2. E•MO•TION
3. I Really Like You
4. Gimmie Love
5. All That
6. Boy Problems
7. Making The Most Of The Night
8. Your Type
9. Let’s Get Lost
10. LA Hallucinations
11. Warm Blood
12. When I Needed You
13. Black Heart
14. I Didn’t Just Come Here To Dance
15. Favourite Colour
16. Never Get To Hold You
17. Love Again

E•MO•TION Side B
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1. Cut To The Feeling
2. First Time
3. Higher
4. The One
5. Fever
6. Body Language
7. Cry
8. Store
9. Roses

Dedicated
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1. Julien
2. No Drug Like Me
3. Now That I Found You
4. Want You In My Room
5. Everything He Needs
6. Happy Not Knowing
7. I'll Be Your Girl
8. Too Much
9. The Sound
10. Automatically In Love
11. Feels Right (feat. Electric Guest)
12. Right Words Wrong Time
13. Real Love
14. For Sure
15. Party For One

Dedicated Side B
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1. This Love Isn't Crazy
2. Window
3. Felt This Way
4. Stay Away
5. This Is What They Say
6. Heartbeat
7. Summer Love
8. Fake Mona Lisa
9. Let's Sort The Whole Thing Out
10. Comeback
11. Solo
12. Now I Don't Hate California After All
13. Let's Be Friends
14. Always On My Mind

The Loneliest Time
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1. Surrender My Heart
2. Joshua Tree
3. Talking To Yourself
4. Far Away
5. Sideways
6. Beach House
7. Bends
8. Western Wind
9. So Nice
10. Bad Thing Twice
11. Shooting Star
12. Go Find Yourself Or Whatever
13. The Loneliest Time (feat. Rufus Wainwright)
14. Anxious
15. No Thinking Over The Weekend
16. Keep Away

Extras
Mittens
Take A Picture
Part Of Your World
Last Christmas
Everywhere You Look
Supernatural (with Danny L Harle)
Shadow (with Bleachers)
Runaways
Love Me Like That (with The Knocks)
Trouble In The Streets (with BC Unidos)
Better Than Me (with Blood Orange)
OMG (with Gryffin)
Backseat (with Charli XCX)
It's Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries
Me & The Boys In The Band
Ok on Your Own (with Mxmtoon)
Move Me (with Lewis OfMan)

Dear You
1. Dear You
2. To Be Without You
3. In My Bedroom

Tug Of War
1. Bucket
2. Tug Of War
3. Money & The Ego
4. Tell Me
5. Heavy Lifting
6. Sunshine On My Shoulders
7. Worldly Matters
8. Sweet Talker
9. Hotel Shampoos
10. Sour Candy
11. I Still Wonder

Curiosity
1. Curiosity
2. Picture
3. Talk To Me
4. Just A Step Away
5. Both Sides Now

Kiss
1. Tiny Little Bows
2. This Kiss
3. Call Me Maybe
4. Curiosity (Remix)
5. Good Time (with Owl City)
6. More Than A Memory
7. Turn Me Up
8. Hurt So Good
9. Beautiful (with Justin Bieber)
10. Tonight I’m Getting Over You
11. Guitar String/Wedding Ring
12. Your Heart Is A Muscle
13. Drive
14. Wrong Feels So Right
15. Sweetie
16. I Know You Have A Girlfriend
17. Almost Said It
18. Melt With You

E•MO•TION
1. Run Away With Me
2. E•MO•TION
3. I Really Like You
4. Gimmie Love
5. All That
6. Boy Problems
7. Making The Most Of The Night
8. Your Type
9. Let’s Get Lost
10. LA Hallucinations
11. Warm Blood
12. When I Needed You
13. Black Heart
14. I Didn’t Just Come Here To Dance
15. Favourite Colour
16. Never Get To Hold You
17. Love Again

E•MO•TION Side B
1. Cut To The Feeling
2. First Time
3. Higher
4. The One
5. Fever
6. Body Language
7. Cry
8. Store
9. Roses

Dedicated
1. Julien
2. No Drug Like Me
3. Now That I Found You
4. Want You In My Room
5. Everything He Needs
6. Happy Not Knowing
7. I'll Be Your Girl
8. Too Much
9. The Sound
10. Automatically In Love
11. Feels Right (with Electric Guest)
12. Right Words Wrong Time
13. Real Love
14. For Sure
15. Party For One

Dedicated Side B
1. This Love Isn't Crazy
2. Window
3. Felt This Way
4. Stay Away
5. This Is What They Say
6. Heartbeat
7. Summer Love
8. Fake Mona Lisa
9. Let's Sort The Whole Thing Out
10. Comeback
11. Solo
12. Now I Don't Hate California After All
13. Let's Be Friends
14. Always On My Mind

The Loneliest Time
1. Surrender My Heart
2. Joshua Tree
3. Talking To Yourself
4Far Away
5. Sideways
6. Beach House
7. Bends
8. Western Wind
9. So Nice
10. Bad Thing Twice
11. Shooting Star
12. Go Find Yourself Or Whatever
13. The Loneliest Time (feat. Rufus Wainwright)
14. Anxious
15. No Thinking Over The Weekend
16. Keep Away

Extras
Mittens
Take A Picture
Part Of Your World
Last Christmas
Everywhere You Look
Supernatural (with Danny L Harle)
Shadow (with Bleachers)
Runaways
Love Me Like That (with The Knocks)
Trouble In The Streets (with BC Unidos)
Better Than Me (with Blood Orange)
OMG (with Gryffin)
Backseat (with Charli XCX)
It's Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries
Me & The Boys In The Band
Ok on Your Own (with Mxmtoon)
Move Me (with Lewis OfMan)
Unavailable in the Spotify Playlist:
Dear You
To Be Without You
In My Bedroom
I Still Wonder
Curiosity
Picture
Talk To Me
Just A Step Away
I Know You Have A Girlfriend
Almost Said It
Melt With You
Always On My Mind
Runaways
Better Than Me
Me & The Boys In The Band

Spotify Playlist!
Apple Music Playlist!
 
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#125 - Beautiful (Running. Running Far Away) - 3.3154
#124 - To Be Without You (Nothing Found In This Lie) - 5.1615
#123 - Hotel Shampoos (I'll Survive. I Always Do) - 5.2115
#122 - I Still Wonder (Boldly Shy Around You) - 5.2949
#121 - Part Of Your World (Burning With Need) - 5.3333
#120 - Sweet Talker (Open Window For Us) - 5.3923
#119 - Dear You (Falling For Your Charms) - 5.657
#118 - Tell Me (Do You Want Me Or Do You Need Me?) - 5.7013
#117 - In My Bedroom (Dancing In The Moonlight) - 5.7038
#115 (TIE PART ONE) - Worldly Matters (Got Everything I Want...What's Left?) - 5.7474
#115 (TIE PART TWO) - Mittens (Warm Up My Hands) - 5.7474
#114 - Everywhere You Look (A Light Will Guide You Home) - 5.7487
#113 - Almost Said It (One Day You Might Be Free For Me) - 5.9205
#112 - Heavy Lifting (Kissing My Reflection) - 6.067
#111 - Bucket (Your Smile Lights Up Your Eyes) - 6.101
#110 - Sunshine On My Shoulders (Could Get High Off Of This) - 6.1385
#109 - Runaways (Changing With The Leaves) - 6.212
#108 - Money & The Ego (Building A Safe House) - 6.241
#107 - It's Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries (Starting Fights With My Family) - 6.269
#106 - Good Time (Twilight Is Calling Me) - 6.415
#105 - Me & The Boys In The Band (Got A Little Bit Of Me Back) - 6.417
#104 - Sour Candy (Numbing Myself To Avoid Pain) - 6.428
#103 - Move Me (I'll Never Experience A Night Like That)
#102 - ok on your own (Have To Leave So You Can Grow)
#101 - Last Chirstmas (Hiding From Your Frozen Heart)
#100 - Let's Be Freinds (Soon I'll Be Young & Free)
#99 - Just A Step Away (Want You More Than I Did Before)
#98 - Melt With You (Losing Our Way In The Music)
#97 - Trouble In The Streets (It Was Nice To Know You, But I Have To Go Now)
#96 - Both Sides Now (Dancing In This Fairytale)
#95 - Guitar String/Wedding Ring (Flying In The Water)
#94 - Wrong Feels So Right (The Feelings Won't Stop)
#93 - Talk To Me (I Know I Shouldn't But I Want To)
#92 - I Know You Have A Girlfriend (Tiptoeing & Teasing Makes Me Laugh)
#91 - Picture (Kiss Me In The Best Way)
#90 - Store (Flying As I Say Goodbye)
#89 - Sweetie (Just So You Know, I'm Gonna Kiss You)
#88 - So Nice (Hope You Think Of Me)
#87 - Black Heart (Find Me In Your Feelings)
#86 - Shadow (It's Getting Hard, But I'm Here For You)
#85 - Window (Avoiding Sleep Cause You Don't Wanna Dream)
#84 - Feels Right (Love Weekends With My Friend)
#83 - Always On My Mind (Want An Endless Vacation With You)
#82 - Your Heart Is A Muscle (Wish You'd Help Me Listen More)
#81 - Better Than Me (Am I Worth Anything If I'm Not The Best?)
#80 - Heartbeat (I'm Speechless At the Loss Of This Song)
#60 - Curiosity (Remix) (Really Tried To Prevent This Mistake)
#59 - Fake Mona Lisa (Dreaming Cause I Was Born That Way)
#58 - No Thinking Over The Weekend (So Good I Wish It Was Closer)
#57 - Love Me Like That (Crashed Into Me Like A Storm)
 
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Just a heads up: I won't be doing much in the rate today or the next couple days. Normally I like to get the first album write-up posted on opening day, but I woke up not feeling good today. Hate that for me. I can still function pretty well but I'm pretty tired and my brain is definitely not strong enough to write right now dddd.
 
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I will say Stay Away has probably morphed into my #2 all-time song for her, though a couple songs from Kiss (Turn Me Up and Drive) are right up there. Also, Beach House has been a staple for me lately. Maybe that's a Top 5 (these four and my 11)
 
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