Top 100 moments in Rebecca Black's "Friday" music video

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1. The way she has a frowny pooping sun written on the Thursday page of her planner

Sheneneh et Caro (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 13 March 2011 02:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

2. and that she then wrote "Hooray!" on Friday

Sheneneh et Caro (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 13 March 2011 02:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

3. she picked a very nice note to sing and was v wise in not straying far from it

Sheneneh et Caro (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 13 March 2011 02:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

4. "with chicken on it, on everybody's Russian"

Sheneneh et Caro (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 13 March 2011 02:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

5. the redundancy of "Gotta get down to the bus stop" followed immediately by "gotta catch the bus". Like, what else would you possibly do at the bus stop?

Sheneneh et Caro (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 13 March 2011 02:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

6. ...except for FRIENDS ROLLIN UP!!! Which seat is she gonna take??!?

Sheneneh et Caro (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 13 March 2011 02:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

7. Why the fuck are you standing up in the back of a car that is driving down the highway? I can't even.

Sheneneh et Caro (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 13 March 2011 02:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

8. FYI when today is Friday, tomorrow is Saturday, and Sunday comes afterwards.

Sheneneh et Caro (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 13 March 2011 02:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

9. Yesterday was Thursday

Buff Orpington (Abbbottt), Sunday, 13 March 2011 02:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

10. TGI Friday's marketing ppl, did you hear this?>?

Buff Orpington (Abbbottt), Sunday, 13 March 2011 02:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

11. there's this moment around 2:53 that makes me feel like Kristen Bell and NatPo fucked and then had a baby and that baby grew up and then fucked the Bird Lady from KitH and then that baby reached adolescence, and then made this music video.

Sheneneh et Caro (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 13 March 2011 02:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

12. beats a level of Super Mario World at 0:44

Sheneneh et Caro (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 13 March 2011 02:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

13. bowl/seery-ohl

Buff Orpington (Abbbottt), Sunday, 13 March 2011 02:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

14. Green screen halo on the way to the full moon prom

Buff Orpington (Abbbottt), Sunday, 13 March 2011 02:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

15. how obnoxiously she enunciates the "r" sound in "partying"

Sheneneh et Caro (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 13 March 2011 02:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

16. featured rapper going "R! B! REBECCA BLACK!"

teledyldonix, Sunday, 13 March 2011 09:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

17. boy in the back seat beckoning

teledyldonix, Sunday, 13 March 2011 09:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

12. beats a level of Super Mario World at 0:44

THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS TO MY ATTN, this is definitely the best

teledyldonix, Sunday, 13 March 2011 09:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

18. Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun!

Ian Curtis danced like a tortured chicken DO U SEE (Phil D.), Sunday, 13 March 2011 12:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://i55.tinypic.com/30avti8.jpg

oppet, Sunday, 13 March 2011 13:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

I do feel a bit sorry for this girl, possibly.

oppet, Sunday, 13 March 2011 13:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

So certain it was a (solid) parody that I was ready to mock people who fell for it, but after reading about the guys behind it I'm stunned. Still, I'm sure someone is taking the piss at some level, even if they do it in a cynical money-grabbing way.

abcfsk, Sunday, 13 March 2011 13:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's easy to imagine she's singing about fried egg.

bendy, Sunday, 13 March 2011 14:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

19. The rapper's smugface at 3:25

I'm surprised it took so long for a business like this to spring up. When people are dropping $300k on a party or $150k on a car for their little cherubs, getting them to fork out a few grand for a music video seems like a potentially profitable venture. Ultimately, it's just an updated, super-rich, version of the customised books you got when you were ten that had your name / photo in the story.

Of course, you could argue that a few of the legit pop stars around at the moment didn't have a particularly different route to fame.

ShariVari, Sunday, 13 March 2011 14:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

20. Underage driving

BLOOMPS 2012 (rip van wanko), Sunday, 13 March 2011 14:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DwT_2QQU64

There does come a point when it's slightly creepy. 2:25 is solid gold though.

ShariVari, Sunday, 13 March 2011 14:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, kinda struggling to find a meaningful, useful difference between these and, e.g., Ke$ha, who is equally as retarded and equally manufactured but doesn't have the excuse of age or ambitious stage parents. It's razor-thin line between "Wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy" and "Hannah Montana is wearing my jeans."

Ian Curtis danced like a tortured chicken DO U SEE (Phil D.), Sunday, 13 March 2011 14:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

21. Not wearing seatbelts because it could get in the way of "FUN FUN FUN".

prolego, Sunday, 13 March 2011 15:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

22. Shading the girl on her left by singing "my friend is by my right".

prolego, Sunday, 13 March 2011 15:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

23. The puzzling omission of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Mark, Sunday, 13 March 2011 16:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

i thought this was real until it got to the bridge

Whiney On The Goon (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 13 March 2011 16:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

A dramatic reading of Rebecca Black’s “Friday”

prolego, Sunday, 13 March 2011 16:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

what does "real" mean in this context?

Mark, Sunday, 13 March 2011 16:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

^^^^^^^^

Sheneneh et Caro (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 13 March 2011 16:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhzhamfLq01qfqhot.jpg

<3

prolego, Sunday, 13 March 2011 16:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

So certain it was a (solid) parody that I was ready to mock people who fell for it, but after reading about the guys behind it I'm stunned.

When I first saw this I thought 'it's like some totally regular and unremarkable kid got a wish granted somehow to be a pop video artist' and...I was right.

Buff Orpington (Abbbottt), Sunday, 13 March 2011 17:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

24. the first few comments (pre-"fame") on the video from users that COINCIDENTALLY joined youtube the same day this video was posted, including:

"Song is fun, very upbeat and age appropriate. Catchy tune. Singer has a powerful voice with great range. Harmonies show off her ability. She demonstrates great confidence."

"I like this video and this song! Hey, who doesn't look forward to Friday and the weekend? These kids have it right. And she can hit some diva notes!"

teledyldonix, Sunday, 13 March 2011 18:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

I haven't posted in--literally--ages, but as soon as I sat down and properly watched this I had to come see what ILX had to say about it.

I really love the rap feature. "Tina? You know a black dude, right?" "Uh. Yeah, Rebecca. Why...?"

Andrew Kornfan, Sunday, 13 March 2011 18:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Maybe this is a stretch, but this whole idea seems like an outgrowth of the fact that the rich in the U.S. have gotten so much richer. The top 1% has more money than they know what to do with so they pay $50k or whatever something like this costs to have their kids be pop stars. Within a day or two this will have a million views. Crazy times.

Mark, Sunday, 13 March 2011 19:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Pick a parody/reinterpretation, any parody/reinterpretation:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rebecca+black+friday&aq=f

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 13 March 2011 19:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

Personally I'm all about this, but I would be:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1M5Q3onsX4

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 13 March 2011 19:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

^ this is probably better than anything Kevin Shields might ever deign to release

corey, Sunday, 13 March 2011 19:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

She should change her name to Rebecca Black Friday, or maybe just Black Friday.

Mark, Sunday, 13 March 2011 19:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hard to beat this one as far as passionate delivery:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EdUUMdcUYU

Mark, Sunday, 13 March 2011 19:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

25. How she can get up at 07:00 and still straighten her hair in time for school.

prolego, Sunday, 13 March 2011 19:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

The happy hardcore version resulting here rules:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cazsLHi9fI

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 13 March 2011 19:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

"Yesterday was Thirsty, Thirsty/Today it's Fried Eggs, Fried Eggs"

prolego, Sunday, 13 March 2011 19:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

She should change her name to Rebecca Black Friday, or maybe just Black Friday.

http://i.imgur.com/bnkcX.jpg

prolego, Sunday, 13 March 2011 19:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

1. omg
2. ...how does this thing manage to be an actual earworm >:(

lex pretend, Sunday, 13 March 2011 23:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

When I saw this post two months ago, I made an Calendar appointment for March 14 that just read "FRIDAY". Got the reminder last week and didn't remember creating the appointment or what it could possibly mean.

how's life, Thursday, 17 March 2016 18:58 (two years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

She's back!

http://noisetrade.com/rebeccablack/starboy

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 14:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Rebecca Black's new single "The Great Divide" is quickly moving up the Billboard Dance Charts. This song can be read in so many ways but it certainly resonates deeply at this moment in time, talking as it does about the division and separation we are all feeling and experiencing. But this purposeful pop song strikes a hopeful note too, showing that you can find your strength in times of turmoil.

...and a cover of "Starboy," indeed.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 14:24 (one year ago) Permalink

20 seconds into this and I'm hearing "BABY YOU'RE A FIREWORK!!!", now I hate her

frogbs, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 14:28 (one year ago) Permalink

"moving up" from?

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 14:29 (one year ago) Permalink

lmao just last week I accidentally opened the Rebecca Black "Friday" soundboard I'd put on my phone like 6 yrs ago and have not touched since

Fluffy Saint-Bernard (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 17:42 (one year ago) Permalink

See, okay, it's things like this having happened an entire five years ago that make me feel positively ancient. I could've sworn it dropped like a month and a half ago, tops.

Milkwalker's World (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 17:46 (one year ago) Permalink

I know what you mean. And it's been six years now.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 23:17 (one year ago) Permalink

Fun fun fun fun

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 16 March 2017 03:49 (one year ago) Permalink

If it makes any difference, Rebecca looks exactly the same.

billstevejim, Thursday, 16 March 2017 03:52 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...

holy crap idk if it's that i never listened to this on headphones, or i'm misremembering it, or it's that my new hearing aids are letting me hear more shit than before, but i NEVER noticed how much ridic unnecessary vocal ad-libbing is going on in the background????

northwest pass-agg (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 12 August 2017 02:10 (nine months ago) Permalink

12. beats a level of Super Mario World at 0:44

― Sheneneh et Caro (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, March 12, 2011 9:39 PM (six years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is still the best part of the song imo

northwest pass-agg (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 12 August 2017 02:13 (nine months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxSVwwa9_Vc

Karl Malone, Saturday, 12 August 2017 04:06 (nine months ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

'Friday' doesn't sound half as remarkable/weird/hilarious today as it did when it came out. Strangely prescient of pop to come

brand new universal harvester (dog latin), Friday, 4 May 2018 13:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It didn't sound remarkable or weird then either. It was hilarious, though.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2018 13:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

12. beats a level of Super Mario World at 0:44

― Sheneneh et Caro (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, March 12, 2011 9:39 PM (six years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is still the best part of the song imo

― northwest pass-agg (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, August 11, 2017 9:13 PM (eight months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

can't unhear it now

frogbs, Friday, 4 May 2018 13:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I mean, part of the reason it went viral to begin with is that as a composition it's blatantly unremarkable!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2018 13:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

fun fun fun fun fun fun

frogbs, Friday, 4 May 2018 13:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xpost Also because it impressed upon us the revelation that Fri-ee-day is in fact a three-syllable word.

Love Theme From Oh God! You Devil (Old Lunch), Friday, 4 May 2018 13:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Heaven

Tosser full of secrets (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 13:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I mean, part of the reason it went viral to begin with is that as a composition it's blatantly unremarkable!

― Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, May 4, 2018 2:52 PM (four minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Ummm... so you're saying people found it remarkable because there was nothing remarkable about it?

brand new universal harvester (dog latin), Friday, 4 May 2018 14:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Lol man people liked it cuz they related to it

I mean how many plebs don’t get righteous on a Friday?

Tosser full of secrets (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 14:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Turricans logic here is a laugh at best

Tosser full of secrets (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 14:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

just remembered "Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereal" and lmao

frogbs, Friday, 4 May 2018 14:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That’s how I used to kick it at 13

Tosser full of secrets (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 14:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://vimeo.com/217264628

(NB, I may have had a hand in this.)

Love Theme From Oh God! You Devil (Old Lunch), Friday, 4 May 2018 14:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

there's a lot of confirmation about where things are in relationship to where she is. this kind of orientating content would come in useful if ever i find myself on a mushroom trip

brand new universal harvester (dog latin), Friday, 4 May 2018 14:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

listening to this rn so much about this is universally relatable

otm Super Mario World slide! thematically as appropriate as explosions in a Def Leppard song

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 4 May 2018 14:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

haha, yeah I wish that noise would play as I walk out the door at work in just under an hour

brand new universal harvester (dog latin), Friday, 4 May 2018 15:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Songs to walk in a room to?

Tosser full of secrets (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 15:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The girl on her left has never recovered from the psychological scars

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Friday, 4 May 2018 15:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ummm... so you're saying people found it remarkable because there was nothing remarkable about it?

― brand new universal harvester (dog latin), Friday, May 4, 2018 2:00 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

You know exactly what I mean, so stop being stupid. It went viral because the song and the video are cliched to the point of ridiculousness, from it's non-more-stock chord progression to the consciously dumb lyric sung by someone who blatantly can't sing.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That’s one way of looking at it man but girls just wanna have fun

Main man (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

And man don’t call someone stupid.

Main man (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Turricans logic here is a laugh at best

― Tosser full of secrets (Ross), Friday, May 4, 2018 2:03 PM

Charlie's good today, innie Ross?

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Low blow man. Literally. Sticks and stones

Main man (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I love your passion man but just wish you didn’t have to resort to childish insults like stupid.

Main man (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Fuck this man. Gonna resort to cheap drug jokes. You’re about as deep as a kiddie pool

Main man (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

This is a bit rich coming from someone who described someone's logic as "a laugh" only a few posts earlier, btw. As for dog latin, he knew exactly what I was on about.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Dude I’m just having a laugh. I’d have a beer with you life’s too short my man

Main man (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

FWIW I’m glad you post here

Main man (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

More like Turrican'teven amirite

Love Theme From Oh God! You Devil (Old Lunch), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

boys I will not have you beefing on the Rebecca Black thread

frogbs, Friday, 4 May 2018 16:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I’m cool just standing up for dog latin

Main man (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

More like Turrican'teven amirite

― Love Theme From Oh God! You Devil (Old Lunch), Friday, May 4, 2018 4:19 PM (three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

More like Old News amirite!? :P

Kidding, btw - I feel the need to point that out.

Ross, I'm glad you post here too and to be honest, I don't dislike you at all.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I appreciate your passion man. Always will

Main man (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

otherwise known as dragon energy

flappy bird, Friday, 4 May 2018 16:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Lol

Main man (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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