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After reaching the top position on the Canadian Hot 100, Jepsen became only the fifth Canadian artist to do so in her home country since 2007.
In the United States, the track reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Mainstream Top 40 chart.
"Call Me Maybe" has been covered by several artists, including Kelly Clarkson, Fun, Big Time Rush, Lil Wayne and Cody Simpson, and parodied by Cookie Monster and some of the news staff of National Public Radio.
An accompanying music video was directed by Ben Knechtel.
The song was the best-selling single worldwide in 2012, selling over 12 million copies in that year alone, and the best-selling single on the i Tunes Store in 2012.
With worldwide sales, quoted in one source in July 2015 as over 18 million copies, it became the best selling single of the century by a female artist.
Thanks to a couple of posts on blogs that I refuse to own up to following, my afternoon has been dedicated to Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe'." Van Zandt continued to state that "all I know is that I have co-dependency issues when it comes to my music. " "Call Me Maybe" achieved commercial success in Canada, and later in the United States and around the world.
The song is Jepsen's third single to enter the Canadian Hot 100, debuting at number 97 for the week of October 22, 2011.
In its 2012 Year-End issue, Billboard magazine ranked this song #2 in the Hot 100 Songs, Digital Songs, and Canadian Hot 100 charts, in each case behind "Somebody That I Used to Know", by Gotye featuring Kimbra.