• Sun, Jul 15 2012

Watch: The Star Wars Version Of Call Me Maybe That You Never Knew You Wanted

Maybe you think you’re tired of Carly Rae Jepsen‘s hit song Call Me Maybe. Maybe you think you’ll die if you have to sit through one more radio remix or watch one more YouTube parody. But shut up, you’re wrong, and it’s time to sac up and watch it one more time, because this Star Wars meets Carly Rae version is the definitive version to end all versions. In it, YouTube genius James Covenant splices together dozens of different characters from all six Star Wars movies singing the popular song, in most cases one painstaking word at a time. We see everyone from Luke to Leia to Jar-Jar Binks, to Jabba the Hut to Darth Maul, to Vader, to Emperor Palpatine, to Obi-Wan-Kenobi, to Yoda…even Chewy gets to come in on a few verses. (Thankfully he excludes Jake Lloyd from The Phantom Menace, either because he didn’t say any of the words needed for the song, or because nobody liked that kid.)

I’m not even that huge of a Star Wars fan (I know, I know — I’m sorry), but I still grinned my way through this like an idiot. Something about the way the tone and pitch of the words change over the melody in the background based on the different characters saying them is adorable and hilarious at the same time. It’s seriously a masterpiece, too. I have no idea how long this took, but it’s clearly a huge project. Especially because he doesn’t reuse verses — with the exception of a few lines that obviously only occur once in the movies, like Natalie Portman saying ‘met you’ — the video’s creator uses different characters to ‘sing’ each verse. It was obviously way more work that way, but also way more awesome, because it never gets boring and you get to see tons more characters.

I think my favorite moments were Jar-Jar Binks saying ‘kuh-RAY-zee’ and some random pilot saying ‘BOYYYYS’ in a pitch completely different than the rest of the verse. Pure. Genius.

I’m sorry that you guys think you’re so cool and special and totally over Carly Rae, but I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m still obsessed, and this remix is the perfect way to feed my obsession. By watching it on loop. All. Day. Mother. Effers.

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