It was probably inevitable, but now it’s official: Carly Rae Jepsen’s ubiquitous “Call Me Maybe” is the #1 song in the country, overtaking Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” atop the Billboard Hot 100.
It’s been quite a voyage for the Canadian-born Jepsen, one that’s featured cameos by Justin Bieber, unwitting assists from Barack Obama, and more cover versions that we can possible count. Still, there are plenty of other measurable statistics, so here’s a look at the rise of “Call Me Maybe” to the top of the charts, by the numbers.
108 million: Number of views the “Call Me Maybe” video has racked up on YouTube since debuting on March 1, 2012. The clip is currently the most popular music video on the site.
12 million: Number of views the Barack Obama “dub” of the song has garnered on YouTube, making it the most-watched of the innumerable “Call Me” covers.
3.3 million: Number of digital downloads “Call Me Maybe” has sold to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
269: Number of days since September 20, 2011, when “Call Me Maybe” was officially released on iTunes. It is currently the Music Store’s most-downloaded single.
.269: Current batting average of New York Mets second baseman Justin Turner, who has used “Call Me Maybe” as his at-bat music.
193: Total length, in seconds, of “Call Me Maybe.” Jepsen sings the hook 11 times over the course of the song, or once every 17.5 seconds.
157: Number of days since Justin Bieber first tweeted about “Call Me Maybe,” posting a video of former “Swag Coach” Ryan Good and “Pretty Little Liars” star Ashley Benson singing along to the tune and officially beginning Jepsen’s Stateside ascent.
118: Number of days since Bieber’s “Call Me Maybe” video first premiered on YouTube, featuring cameos by Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale and Big Time Rush’s Carlos Pena. The clip has been viewed more than 42 million times to date.
16: Number of weeks since “Call Me Maybe” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100, entering the chart at #38 behind Big Sean’s “Dance (Ass).”
13: Number of countries in which “Call Me Maybe” has reached #1, including Australia, Hungary, Ireland and Jepsen’s native Canada.
11” Number of U.S. charts “Call Me Maybe” currently resides on, including Pop Songs, Dance/Club Songs and Adult Contemporary.
8: Number of weeks Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” held the top spot on the Hot 100, before being dethroned by “Call Me Maybe.”
1: Number of full-length albums Jepsen has released to date: 2008’s Tug of War remains her sole LP (she also released an EP, Curiosity, in February).