Joe Crowley, Singing Maybe

Posted August 23, 2012 at 1:38pm

Updated 4:24 p.m. | “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn’t belong.”

Can you tell which thing is not like the others, by the time Carly Rae Jepsen finishes her song?

We’ll give you a hint: The “thing” appears around the 1:40 mark of the breakout pop star’s performance of “Call Me Maybe” on this morning’s “Today” show.

Recognize that face?

It’s Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), who apparently is spending his time during recess amid throngs of tweens at an early morning televised concert, happily singing along to one of the summer’s most overplayed hits.

“The Congressman’s kids are Carly Rae Jepsen fans and he brought them to the concert this morning,” Crowley Communications Director Courtney Gidner said. “He’s a big fan of music in general and he finds the song catchy. When you have three kids under the age of 13, it’s hard to not know the lyrics to ‘Call Me Maybe.’”

Crowley isn’t the first Member of Congress to be caught blissfully bopping along to the ditty. When the interns in Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s office joined the trend of posting lip sync videos to Jepsen’s song, Sanchez took part, dancing along with her interns from her leather office chair.