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The stars of 2012, online and on air (from left): Nate Ruess of fun., Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen and Psy.

Read The Year In Pop Charts: Return Of The Monoculture

December 25, 2012 – Two things make for great years in pop: variety and shared pleasure. 2012 had both.

Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" isn't the only pop song to get the classical music treatment.

Watch Pop Goes Classical Puzzler

September 19, 2012 – What happens when pop songs dress up in classical music clothes? Test your wits in a listening quiz.

Carly Rae Jepsen is the 26-year-old singer behind the inescapable pop hit "Call Me Maybe."

Watch 'Call Me Maybe': Behind The Song Of The Summer

June 9, 2012 – Pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen discusses life before and after the release of her ubiquitous single.

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Released in December, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" has been rising on the charts — it reaches no. 5 this week — and winning the hearts of fans on YouTube.

Watch Dudes Act Like A Lady: 'Call Me Maybe' Takes Over YouTube

May 7, 2012 – Boys of all types have created tributes and parodies of Carly Rae Jepsen's rising pop hit.

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