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 (eight years ago) link

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

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

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 (eight years ago) link

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

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

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 (eight years ago) link

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

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

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

9. Yesterday was Thursday

Buff Orpington (Abbbottt), Sunday, 13 March 2011 02:30 (eight years ago) link

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

Buff Orpington (Abbbottt), Sunday, 13 March 2011 02:31 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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

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

13. bowl/seery-ohl

Buff Orpington (Abbbottt), Sunday, 13 March 2011 02:45 (eight years ago) link

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

Buff Orpington (Abbbottt), Sunday, 13 March 2011 02:46 (eight years ago) link

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

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

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

teledyldonix, Sunday, 13 March 2011 09:34 (eight years ago) link

17. boy in the back seat beckoning

teledyldonix, Sunday, 13 March 2011 09:37 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

18. Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun!

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

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

oppet, Sunday, 13 March 2011 13:50 (eight years ago) link

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

oppet, Sunday, 13 March 2011 13:51 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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

bendy, Sunday, 13 March 2011 14:03 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

20. Underage driving

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

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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

prolego, Sunday, 13 March 2011 15:42 (eight years ago) link

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

prolego, Sunday, 13 March 2011 15:44 (eight years ago) link

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

Mark, Sunday, 13 March 2011 16:03 (eight years ago) link

i thought this was real until it got to the bridge

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

A dramatic reading of Rebecca Black’s “Friday”

prolego, Sunday, 13 March 2011 16:09 (eight years ago) link

what does "real" mean in this context?

Mark, Sunday, 13 March 2011 16:24 (eight years ago) link

^^^^^^^^

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

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

<3

prolego, Sunday, 13 March 2011 16:59 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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

corey, Sunday, 13 March 2011 19:11 (eight years ago) link

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

Mark, Sunday, 13 March 2011 19:12 (eight years ago) link

Hard to beat this one as far as passionate delivery:

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

Mark, Sunday, 13 March 2011 19:13 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

The happy hardcore version resulting here rules:

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

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 13 March 2011 19:23 (eight years ago) link

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

prolego, Sunday, 13 March 2011 19:27 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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

lex pretend, Sunday, 13 March 2011 23:30 (eight years ago) link

fun fun fun fun fun fun

frogbs, Friday, 4 May 2018 13:55 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

Heaven

Tosser full of secrets (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 13:57 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

Turricans logic here is a laugh at best

Tosser full of secrets (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 14:03 (one year ago) link

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

frogbs, Friday, 4 May 2018 14:08 (one year ago) link

That’s how I used to kick it at 13

Tosser full of secrets (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 14:12 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

Songs to walk in a room to?

Tosser full of secrets (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 15:28 (one year ago) link

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

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Friday, 4 May 2018 15:59 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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

Main man (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:05 (one year ago) link

And man don’t call someone stupid.

Main man (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:05 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

Low blow man. Literally. Sticks and stones

Main man (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:07 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

FWIW I’m glad you post here

Main man (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:18 (one year ago) link

More like Turrican'teven amirite

Love Theme From Oh God! You Devil (Old Lunch), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:19 (one year ago) link

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

frogbs, Friday, 4 May 2018 16:21 (one year ago) link

I’m cool just standing up for dog latin

Main man (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:22 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

I appreciate your passion man. Always will

Main man (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:38 (one year ago) link

otherwise known as dragon energy

flappy bird, Friday, 4 May 2018 16:41 (one year ago) link

Lol

Main man (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 16:41 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

That's hilarious. Also, possibly the best/worst ringtone.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 17 May 2019 14:51 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

she's touring/has toured with man man?

na (NA), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 17:06 (seven months ago) link

this song still pops into my head about once a week. not necessarily on a Friday either.
partying partying yeah

kinder, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 17:09 (seven months ago) link

oh my god that rooster video

frogbs, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 17:35 (seven months ago) link

when I get Chinese food on a Friday it's like... don't even

maffew12, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 18:00 (seven months ago) link

six months pass...

still waitin on that damn follow-up

papa stank (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 02:43 (one month ago) link

does Ross still post here ?

budo jeru, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 02:50 (one month ago) link

Nah, he split the scene

stop creeping my instagram storiez (morrisp), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 02:54 (one month ago) link

no goddammit I wanted an album for every other day of the week, then one about the end of the month, and then one fore ach holiday.

papa stank (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 03:15 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Someone gave herself a glow up, and good for her!

pic.twitter.com/lcua4H076t

— Rebecca Black (@MsRebeccaBlack) February 11, 2020

Bougy! Bougie! Bougé! (Eliza D.), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 13:58 (six days ago) link

awww

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 14:15 (six days ago) link

i mean fair play to her, she did release one of the most indelibly catchy songs of the 2010s

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 14:15 (six days ago) link

My kids still play this song on the regular, and totally acknowledge that even though they play it ironically, they don't mind listening to it, and an ironic hit is still a hit.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 14:48 (six days ago) link

Like, literally this morning, one of my kids sang the song to me but changed all the references to Friday to "birthday.'

I should say they've also been playing a lot of the Black Eyed Peas "I've Got a Feeling," but that is pure irony, because it baffles them how terrible it is.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 14:50 (six days ago) link

yaaay rebecca

nxd, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:35 (six days ago) link


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