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The One You Call is the only single released from Keke Palmer's first mixtape "Awaken". It appears on the reissue mixtape Awaken Reloaded. The song was released December 7, 2010 and was released to Urban Radio on the same day. The official music video was released November 23, 2010 and all expenses for the video were paid by Palmer. It was only played 272 times on the US radio, during 2010. Palmer confirmed that the song will be performed on her upcoming tour be releasing a video of her rehearsing the dance moves for the song.

Critical receptionEdit

"The One You Call" recieved generally positive reviews from music critics.

CompositionEdit

The song describes a boy who broke up with his girlfriend going through his phone to see who will answer. Keke will not pick up because she will not be "the one he calls." The song was produced by Darkchild, and shows off Palmer's strong vocal range.

Music videoEdit

The official music video was released November 23, 2010. It was directed by Gabe Evans and Ryan Parma. In the video shows the singer hanging out with her friends while Keke's love interest starts calling and texting her on her phone. However, she knows that he just broke up with his girlfriend and now he's going through his phone to see who will pick up. '

Scratch That DJ ContestEdit

On February 20, 2011 Palmer started a contest called the "Scratch That DJ Contest". Palmer started the contest to find a DJ that could travel with her for her upcoming tour. To enter the contest the DJ must created a new version of Palmer's single "The One You Call". On March 6, 2011 Palmer released an a cappella version of the song on her official YouTube channel. This must be used for the contest. The contestant also must be over 18 years of age and able to travel with her on her tour.

As of November 2011 the winner has not yet been announced.

ChartsEdit

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Billboard Hot 100
Pop 100 78
Mainstream Top 40 31
Rhythmic 90

LyricsEdit

[Spoken Intro]
So you think you can just call me like this?
Naw, not me

[Verse 1]
Oh really?
So, you sitting at home?
Got bored and you called me up
You're so silly
Did you think that I'd be hanging 'round, just waitin on ya?
But who are you kidding?
Your girlfriend probably just dumped you
So you went through your phone just to see who'd pick up
But it won't be me, no

[Chorus]
Not gonna be the one you call
Cause you missed out on a good one, now you're feeling lonely Not gonna be the one you call
I forgot all bout you, why you all on me?
Not gonna be the one you call
You should really go back to her, cause right now you're working my nerves
Cause I'm not gonna be, not, not gonna be the one you call

[Verse 2]
So you don't listen?
Did you not get the hint, when I said I'm not interested?
With me your times ran out
Don't you think you should give up now?
But who are you kidding?
I know for a fact your girl dumped you
Heard you took it real hard, kinda feel sorry for you
But it won't be me, sorry it won't be me

[Chorus]
Not gonna be the one you call
Cause you missed out on a good one, now you're feeling lonely Not gonna be the one you call
I forgot all bout you, why you all on me?
Not gonna be the one you call
You should really go back to her, cause right now you're working my nerves
Cause I'm not gonna be, not, not gonna be the one you call

[Bridge]
Now I know it's hard to get over a break up
But what gives you the right to think that I'm gon' wait up?
Don't you see that you're playing yourself?
Trying to break a promise to somebody else
So when you're feeling lonely next time, don't call me

[Chorus]
Not gonna be the one you call
Cause you missed out on a good one
Not gonna be the one you call
I forgot all bout you, why you all on me?
Not gonna be the one you call
You should really go back to her, cause right now you're working my nerves
Cause I'm not gonna be, not, not gonna be the one you call

[Outro]
Not gonna be the one you call


Music & Lyrics VideosEdit

The One You Call Lyric Video

The One You Call Lyric Video

Lyrics video

Keke Palmer - The One You Call (Official Video)

Keke Palmer - The One You Call (Official Video)

Music video

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