Carly Rae Jepsen’s summer 2015 song “I Really Like You”isn’t particularly remarkable. The song is cute and catchy, sure, but the same could be said of many pop songs. Honestly, I don’t remember ever hearing it before, even though I know I must have. It is that nondescript.
But I stumbled upon the video purely by accident. (I usually disable YouTube’s auto play function, but somehow, it got turned on, and I forgot to make it go away.) Having moved on to one of my other 20 open tabs, I vaguely registered that something was playing on another tab, so I went looking for the offending media to make it go away. And suddenly, out of the blue, there is Mr. Tom Hanks – who I absolutely adore – lip synching his adorable little heart out. So I watched. Then I watched again.
The song has a kind of mindless adorableness about it, and the addition of TH’s performance makes it well worth 3 minutes and 28 seconds of your life. Honestly, it would be worth it just for his dad-licious dance moves. Oh, yeah. And Bieber’s in it, too, for a little bit at the end.
And if you’d rather watch it without the ear worm, here’s a spoof someone made which purports to be the video without the music. It gets a bit weird toward the end, but the first half is pretty entertaining.