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The Roots Offer a New Take on the Unofficial Theme Song of E3 2012

My, what a week it's been. Almost every member of team Kotaku convened in Los Angeles to bust our legs running around getting all the best video game news we could grab, and we are all bushed.


If there was one trend I noticed at E3 2012 (beyond the guns and bows and helicopters and throat-violence) it was Carly Rae Jepsen's splendid, near-perfect pop tune "Call Me Maybe."

The song was added to several video games, performed at the Nintendo press conference, and on the radio and internet just about everywhere we went. On Thursday, I walked past a girl who was singing the song out loud to no one in particular, and I realized: This is the official (unofficial) song of E3 2012.


So, I thought I'd put up this new version, featuring Jimmy Fallon and his house band The Roots backing Jepsen on a goofy, percussion-heavy acoustic version.

Which version of "Call Me Maybe" is the best? The arrested-development themed "Call me Maeby"? The version the President Barack Obama sang? Another one I haven't seen?

Discuss that, or anything else you'd like. Have good open threading (and a good weekend), see you next week.

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Prof. Bananas Goldsteinberg

Watching Radiohead Live at Bonnaroo on Youtube. Their just finishing up the encore with House of Cards, one of my favorite songs. Not quite the same as seeing them live, but it'll do. For now.

Also, thanks to a family member who won tickets from a radio station, and who couldn't go, I get to go see Dream Theater in Chicago on the 23rd with my wife. It'll be my first time seeing them live, even though I've wanted to for a very long time. I'm just a little upset that I didn't get to see them before Portnoy left the band.

I also popped in Rocksmith today for the first time in months. I got my motivation back. Hopefully I can stick with it this time and actually learn how to play something. Should probably invest in some actual lessons though as well.