It begins with what seem like a bad poetry reading but the familiar tune makes it bearable.
The beat is nothing new really, as rave beat is what Owl City is best known for. However, the lyrics come off as amateurish and simply refuse to be drowned by the techno beat of the song. At least Jepsen’s voice was not too distracting; she could even carry a tune.
So why is it in iTunes top 20? Because it’s a familiar sound. It is one of those songs that can play in the background as you go about your day.
It is bad in that good kind of way.