As we’re sure you already know, Calum Hood lives in our heads rent *claps* free *claps.* And, if we’re honest, we wouldn’t have it any other way. From his incredible bass skills to his quirky sense of humor, we’re seriously obsessed with this man. So, to spread the Calum Hood-stan agenda, we’ve rounded up five reasons why we think you need to be stanning Calum Hood!
His Fashion Sense
Calum has made some memorable fashion choices in recent years, but our personal favorite Calum outfit has to be from the ‘2011’ live performance during the 5 Seconds of Summer 10-Year Celebration Show. Calum wore a white t-shirt and a checkered skirt, perfectly complementing them with a pair of black docs. This grunge look felt so quintessentially Calum, and honestly, we think about it every single day.
Now, we all know that Calum is an amazing bassist. But, personally, we think Calum is also an incredibly talented and underrated vocalist. He blesses our ears with his unique heavenly vocals on every album, giving us memorable songs such as ‘Wildflower’ and ‘You Don’t Go To Parties.’ Calum has a distinct pop-punk edge, clearly showcasing the band’s key influences and inspirations. He also, however, has great range as a singer, being able to sing more intense tracks like ‘Babylon’ just as easily as he can sing ‘Amnesia.’ Plus, not many people could pull off a country version of ‘She Looks So Perfect’ like Calum did.
Sense of Humor
We’re not even really sure where to start on this one. There are simply too many funny Calum moments.
As we’re sure you already know, 5SOS is a pretty funny group, and Calum is no exception. He is constantly making his band members and us fans laugh with his funny jokes and roasts. Some of our standout Calum funny moments come from the ‘Spilling the Quarantea’ video the band posted during the 2020 lockdown and the 2013 episode of ‘5 Seconds of Summer Talk 10 Years,’ giving us the hilarious story of Calum’s broken bed that the boys decided to fix with toilet paper. Yes, you read that right. Toilet paper.
His Songwriting Skills
While every member of 5SOS is an incredibly talented lyricist, we do have a soft spot for Calum’s songs. There is just something so special about his writing style, and his ability to go from a super fun single to a thought-provoking b-side never fails to impress us. Calum has written and co-written many of our favorite 5SOS b-side tracks, including songs like ‘Talk Fast,’ ‘Disconnected,‘ ‘Beside You,’ and ‘Caramel.’ He also wrote some of the band’s most iconic and memorable singles, such as ‘No Shame’ and ‘Youngblood.’
Honestly, his range is unbelievable.
Did you really think we would make a list of reasons to stan Calum Hood and not include his dog?
Calum has an adorable mix-breed dog named Duke, and we are absolutely obsessed with him. Calum first introduced Duke to the world in 2017 and frequently posts pictures of their various activities on Instagram, fondly referring to him as a ‘baby grandpa.’ We could honestly write a whole other one of these articles titled ‘Five Reasons You Should Be Stanning Duke.’
My soulmate ain’t human pic.twitter.com/xR5pX8HX9s
— Calum Hood (@Calum5SOS) August 10, 2019