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Carly Rae Jepsen has done something no Canadian artist throughout 2011 was able to do—score a Top 5 single on the Canadian Billboard Hot 100. “Call Me Maybe” is at #4 this week. The last time a Canadian song charted this high was way back in May 2010 when the nation was enthralled with the Young Artists for Haiti rendition of K’naan’s “Wavin’ Flag”. The highest charting Canadian single last year was Avril Lavigne’s “What the Hell” (#8).
That’s not the only good news for Canadian artists. This week, Burlington Ontario’s band Walk Off the Earth are in the Top 20 with their cover of Gotye’s song “Somebody That I Used to Know“. It jumped from 99 to 13 on the Canadian Hot 100 mostly due to its (we won’t use that horrid v-word) YouTube video—28 million views in 2 weeks. The song is a cute and simple ditty and the MV includes Sarah Blackwood from another Burlington band called The Creepshow. She’s not to be confused with Dubstar’s Sarah Blackwood … or is she? Anyways, go Burlington!