|Sitting, waiting, wishing. (Found on Pinterest.)|
Part of it is because the people putting those sheets online are trying to fit the song into the normal frame of reference that a pop song would use. You've got your tonic, your IV and V, minor iii and vi—and that's pretty much it, right? Well, kind of. Because "Call Me Maybe," while not exactly complicated, isn't entirely straightforward, either. So here, ladies and gentlemen—probably 18 months late, I realize—is a music theory-informed interpretation of "Call Me Maybe."