From The Bangles to Robyn, check out the "Call Me Maybe" star's choice pop singles.
Carly Rae Jepsen knows her way around an indelible pop single: along with her Owl City collaboration "Good Time," which crashed the Top 10 of the Hot 100 last year, the Canadian singer-songwriter was responsible for the undisputed song of last summer, "Call Me Maybe." With its delicious lyrics and streamlined strings combining for an inescapable hook, the song spent nine weeks at the summit of the Hot 100 and is nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
Nearly one year after "Call Me Maybe" mania slowly but surely began to take over North America, Jepsen has stayed busy on the road with her pal Justin Bieber while supporting her latest full-length, "Kiss." As she continues writing more pop songs to get lodged in our brains, Billboard's 2012 Rising Star took some time to reflect on her five all-time favorite pop songs, as the first artist to take part in Pop Shop's new series, Gimme Five.
Check out Carly Rae Jepsen's five favorite pop songs and the backstories behind her love of each track, from talent-show tales to head-shaving antics: