Ginger Rogers, as they say, did everything Fred Astaire could do — except she could do it backwards and in high heels. So now that the Harvard men’s baseball team has captured our hearts with their adorable choreographed routine to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” It’s time for the Southern Methodist University women’s rowing team to show what they can do.
The SMU team shot their “Call Me Maybe” cover on the way to the airport following the Conference USA championships in Oak Ridge, Tenn., the Boston Globe reports. But the girls flipped the choreography, performing it upside down with legs in the air.
A look at a side-by-side comparison of the SMU and Harvard videos reveal they’re nearly flawless mirrors of each other. Though the video appears to now be taken down from YouTube, the team originally posted it with a quote challenging their inspiration: “Ball’s in your court, Harvard baseball.”
Plenty of other college teams have joined in on the Carly Rae Jepsen action. The University of Connecticut women’s rowing team put out their own video, and so did UConn’s women’s basketball team — who are seen frolicking through a supermarket, wearing beehive wigs, doing the worm on the court, and dancing with their pants down.
The Harvard team isn’t the first college sports team to have covered the song, either. Back in March, the Duke women’s lacrosse team lip-synced to the song in a video depicting the traveling life of a college athlete. Kean University women’s lacrosse team posted a video featuring the team on their spring break trip in Virginia, and a couple players from the Syracuse University basketball team put up their own video. It must make the long bus rides, hotel visits, and long training days a lot more entertaining.