I think it is safe to say at this point that Carly Rae Jepsen’s pop hit “Call Me Maybe” is the most covered and parodied song in recent memory. Even the U.S. Olympics swim team has gotten in on the action and released a video performing the song. This week the online entertainment channel the NOC has made swimmer Ryan Lochte the subject of the latest rendition.
The NOC has written their own lyrics to the tune to reflect the rivalry of Lochte and Michael Phelps. The song features ridiculous lyrics from Lochte’s perspective such as “It’s hard to swim right, by Phelps baby. But this is my year, so call me Lochte.”
On July 28, Lochte left Phelps in his wake, winning a gold medal in the 400-meter individual medley while Phelps shocked everyone with a fourth place finish in the race.
Phelps’ first place finish in today’s 4×200 freestyle relay brings his medal count to 19, making him the most decorated Olympian in history. He couldn’t have taken home the gold, however, without a little help from Lochte who swam the first leg of the race. All jokes aside, the pair are reportedly friends outside of the pool.
Watch the video after the jump: