I absolutely, and embarrassingly, love pure pop songs. I grew up on arena rock and punk and folk and classical (older brother, eclectic parents, the 70s) where pop was anathema. But I always loved a good pop song.
And the truth it that Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe is a really good pop song. It’s not brilliant, but it’s really good. And the denouement to the video really makes it worth watching.