Stevie Wonder’s ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’ is a classic love song, but these days nobody calls to say “I Love You” anymore. They text “I Love You”, they tweet “I Love You”, and they post “I Love You” on Facebook, but calling to say “I Love You” is definitely passé. That’s why Break Media, with the help of American Idol’s Elliott Yamin, Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland and her real-life boyfriend Matt Prokop of High School Musical 3, have given the Stevie Wonder classic an update, perfect for our social media and technology-crazy modern world.
Break.com’s Lead Creative of Original Content, Andy Signore, told me via email that ‘I Just Texted To Say I Love You’ is actually based on his own real life. “I was out with my wife for dinner and I began to notice how often I kept checking my phone for things (well to be honest, my wife noticed haha) – so I stopped, and then I looked around and noticed that HALF THE RESTARUARNT was doing it too – I needed to point this out!” And thus, the idea for the song was born!
Elliot Yamin sings the song, which incorporates everything from texts to tweets, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, Skype and more. Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop act out the song. It’s pretty hilarious, and it gets funnier as the song goes on.
Check it out below and let us know what you think! How do you say “I Love You” these days? Are you still stuck in the Stone Age, calling to profess your love? Or do you text, YouTube, Facebook and Tweet your words of affection?
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.