If you'd asked Pop & Hiss three months ago which hallmark of the summer would still be with us come late October -- 90-degree days or Carly Rae Jepsen -- we'd definitely have picked the Canadian singer whose "Call Me Maybe" spent nine consecutive weeks atop the Hot 100.
Not long into fall, though, Jepsen's chart dominance is already beginning to seem like a memory. "Kiss," her American major-label debut, sits at No. 49 on Billboard's album chart (behind the "Rock of Ages" soundtrack -- yikes!), while the disc's sort-of title track, "This Kiss," has so far stalled out at No. 86.