Friday, Gotta Get Down on Friday
By mustang6560 on 3/18/11
Internet sensation Rebecca Black (screeching sound)- wait what, you don't know about Rebecca Black?
The 8th grade tween is the latest wannabe star to find stardom thanks to YouTube. Her song "Friday" was posted last Friday and in only one week (yes, one week!), she has nearly 16 million views AND her single is No. 27 on the iTunes Top Songs list (as of 10AM CST).
How is this related to golf? Well, according to Rebecca Black, St. Patrick is the patron saint of golf (see comments in "Connecting Golf & St. Paddy's Day" for joke).
When my girlfriend first showed me this song earlier in the week, I thought it was a joke. The lyrics are terrible, absolutely terrible, but there is something undeniably brilliant about this song. As much as I want to hate this song, I can't lie, the tune is catchy. I can see this being a party favorite tonight around the world. There are a few things suspect about the video like an 8th grader driving a car (did this kid fail a few grades) and when I was in 8th grade I wasn't going to bad ass school parties.
The best part about this is all of the parodies that have surfaced in just one week. You have to applaud the individual's who took on the challenge of creating a spoof in less than a week's time. Since it's Friday, I thought I'd help cheer up your day by sharing this song, along with some of the best parody's for your viewing pleasure. First, check out her video and then check out the parodies. I also included a hilarious review of the video by "It's Kingsley Bitch!". The only thing worse than Rebecca's lyrics is this guy's review.
Friday (Official Video)
Friday (Music Video Parody)
"Saturday" - New Song!! (Friday Paroday)
Overexposed: Rebecca Black
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i blame Kesha for this and others to come. And yes i refuse to spell her name with a $. I will, however, yield to the stones this girl has in making an entire music video and coming up with a truly infectious beat. If there's anything we've learned by the music of late, it's that lyrics don't matter if you have a wicked beat and a sweet sample/bridge/breakdown. Well played Ms. Black, i wish you much success. :)
@birdiXris- you can give her producers credit for making an infectious beat and tune- though I guess you should really credit (or hate) Bieber's people. Play "Friday" and "Baby" by Bieber side by side... they are the same song.
@birdie- Rebecca's parents paid for everything, but they won't say how much it cost/made so far.
@kick - Really? i never listened to Justin Bieber. I don't wanna start though, so i'll take your word for it. LOL.
@mustang - It had to make some kind of bank. No.27 on iTunes and still young? No question at least broke even.
this girls voice is terrible...
Hey Apple; Knife Its almost that irritating...
Kurt the Knife says:
evidence again that some folks will eat up any crap set before them.
When crap is outlawed. Only outlaws will...
grr who am I kiddin'
AWFUL, NOT CATCHY. gargabe. MAYBE some tweens would like it but come on KicknTrue, oh wait Mustang posted this so it all makes sense now.
@Sir Banker - lol.
@homer - flashback humor. i love it.
@banker85- That my friend is worth a +1.
@bank- you should see how excited this song makes andrew.
Torleif Sorenson says:
It is more than just the brain-dead lyrics, narcissistic "look-at-me-I'm-pretty" on-screen behavior, and the mind-numbing repeat four-chord hip-hop sequence that make this a repulsive song and video -- four minutes of my life that I will never get back.
Little Miss Rebecca has an especially *annoying touch* of Carol Channing in her singing timbre. She should be grounded for an entire month just for subjecting humanity to this waste of time, bandwidth, valuable electricity. Minus 10,000 points.
Bryan K says:
It's the auto-tune that drives me crazy. Nowadays, any joe can make a chart-topper. Just throw in some auto-tune to catch the notes that you can't hit, and voila!
This chick is no Justin Bieber. I have to admit, after a few years of being forced to sit through some of his songs, I gotta admit that he's got talent. That kid can sing. And he can play like 40 instruments to boot. Plus, he's pretty good at basketball. This chick? Nothing but auto-tune. And it drives me crazy.
As much as I hate it, you have to give credit to anyone that can generate so much interest. @ Bryan K: Nowadays, any joe can make a chart-topper.- How many have tried and failed and then there is this girl out of nowhere that has over 20,0000,000 views. Go figure, makes no sense at all.
And then you have Oobers discussing it - WTF!!! I don't get it...
@torleif, thanks for the heads up, I still have the four minutes, I'll spend them elsewhere.
Torleif Sorenson says:
@merlin3: You're welcome, my friend. I'm a musician and a writer; when it comes to horrific web content like that, I have an obligation to humanity. :)
That is one of the most soulless tuneless pieces of crap ever to be considered a popular song. To call it music is a stretch. I really am sorry I clicked on that. If this is at all representative of a youth generation, then I think they are pretty much ready to be absorbed into the matrix.
@mustang6560 I read in an article about the song that it cost the parents $2000. Which doesn't seem to exorbident for 15 minutes of fame.
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