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Rebecca Black - Friday (song)
Xah Lee, 2011-03-24
A 13-years-old girl, Rebecca Black, made a song called “Friday”. It went viral on the net on 2011-03-11, and within a few days, got millions of views. As of today (2011-03-24), it's got 44M views.
Here's the video.
“Rebecca Black - Friday” amazon
I think i first saw the video from twitter. My first impression was: bad song. Monotonic music, brainless lyrics — pubescent teeeens. I closed it without much thought, though i did finish watching it, for my fascination of teens. I didn't know she was 13. I might have taken her to be 16.
According to Forbes.com report, she might be making $60k due to the popularity. Here's the exceedingly intricate lyrics.
(Yeah, Ah-Ah-Ah-Ah-Ah-Ark) Oo-ooh-ooh, hoo yeah, yeah … Seven a.m., waking up in the morning Gotta be fresh, gotta go downstairs Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereal Seeing everything, the time is going Ticking on and on, everybody's rushing Gotta get down to the bus stop Gotta catch my bus, I see my friends Kicking in the front seat Sitting in the back seat Gotta make my mind up Which seat can I take? It's Friday, Friday Gotta get down on Friday Everybody's looking forward to the weekend, weekend Friday, Friday Getting down on Friday Everybody's looking forward to the weekend Partying, partying (Yeah) Partying, partying (Yeah) Fun, fun, fun, fun Looking forward to the weekend 7:45, we're driving on the highway Cruising so fast, I want time to fly Fun, fun, think about fun You know what it is I got this, you got this My friend is by my right, ay I got this, you got this Now you know it Kicking in the front seat Sitting in the back seat Gotta make my mind up Which seat can I take? It's Friday, Friday Gotta get down on Friday Everybody's looking forward to the weekend, weekend Friday, Friday Getting down on Friday Everybody's looking forward to the weekend Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday Today i-is Friday, Friday (Partying) We-we-we so excited We so excited We gonna have a ball today Tomorrow is Saturday And Sunday comes afterwards I don't want this weekend to end R-B, Rebecca Black So chilling in the front seat (In the front seat) In the back seat (In the back seat) I'm driving, cruising (Yeah, yeah) Fast lanes, switching lanes Wit' a car up on my side (Woo!) (C'mon) Passing by is a school bus in front of me Makes tick tock, tick tock, wanna scream Check my time, it's Friday, it's a weekend We gonna have fun, c'mon, c'mon, y'all
There are lots of parodies. Some of them are actually more creative and musical.
“Rebecca Black - Friday, as performed by Bob Dylan” (HeyMikeBauer)
“Friday by Rebecca Black - Cover by Matt Mulholland” (parody)
“Rebecca Black - "Friday" (Brock's Dub)”
MY HAND IS A DOLPHIN
“Friday by Rebecca Black (Acoustic Cover by Kalie Shorr!)”
Here's interview on ABC News.
“Rebecca Black - Good Morning America”
I think she's pretty cool, and she certainly can sing.