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

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20. Underage driving

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

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

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

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

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

A dramatic reading of Rebecca Black’s “Friday”

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

what does "real" mean in this context?

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


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


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

Pick a parody/reinterpretation, any parody/reinterpretation:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hard to beat this one as far as passionate delivery:

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

The happy hardcore version resulting here rules:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

I want to marry this sentence, it is such a thing of beauty. And so accurate.

Ian Curtis danced like a tortured chicken DO U SEE (Phil D.), Sunday, 13 March 2011 23:45 (six years ago) Permalink

This is quickly becoming my favourite moment:

prolego, Monday, 14 March 2011 00:21 (six years ago) Permalink

Imagine what tomorrow at school is going to be like for these girls. They went home on Friday afternoon being nobodies, and they'll go back Monday being the toast of the whole internet.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 14 March 2011 00:24 (six years ago) Permalink

I just can’t tell if this is serious or not. If you look at all the other videos uploaded by, they are all music videos for serious songs that are trying to promote young artists who are supposedly part of “Ark Music Group.” They even have an official website,

I am just really confused. If it supposed to be funny and a parody video of a Top 40 songs, it is funny. If it is supposed to be a real song and a video working to promote a young artist as the website claims to do, it is terrible. Either way, Rebecca Black is blowin’ up the internet. However, how will this effect the legitimacy of the other “artists” Ark Music Group supposedly represents? What happens to those people now? Are they part of a comedy website, or a musical promotions site? Or…can it be both?

harlan, Monday, 14 March 2011 00:29 (six years ago) Permalink

26. Okay there are a ton of little goofs and off moments that would have been edited from a PRO video but my favorite and the most subtle is the tiniest little eye shift to the left at 2:05

BLOOMPS 2012 (rip van wanko), Monday, 14 March 2011 00:31 (six years ago) Permalink

There's an explanation here:

Mark, Monday, 14 March 2011 00:32 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh god that horrible nasal autotuned voice why did I click on this

one time, something happy craz (Trayce), Monday, 14 March 2011 00:38 (six years ago) Permalink

makes me think of

one time, something happy craz (Trayce), Monday, 14 March 2011 00:40 (six years ago) Permalink

i think i had a fit watching this.

Samuel (a hoy hoy), Monday, 14 March 2011 00:51 (six years ago) Permalink

so hilair

plax (ico), Monday, 14 March 2011 00:54 (six years ago) Permalink

27. multiple neon-lit space needles going by in the background on the highway shot

like a musical album. made by a band. (fucking in the streets), Monday, 14 March 2011 01:47 (six years ago) Permalink


Not the real Village People, Monday, 14 March 2011 01:49 (six years ago) Permalink

dunno, I have an eerie feeling that all these girls have leukemia or CF or holes in their hearts, and Ace Music is giving them their first and last chance to feel like popstars before the inevitable happens. the over-the-top makeup, the vocal effects...I'm sure the producers are working very hard to make these girls look and sound like happy, healthy teens, but in the end you just can't autotune the pain of a dying child.

just listen to the way Rebecca stretches out "Sunday comes afterweeeeeeerds", as if she knows that her life is slipping away and she wants to make it last as long as she can, surrounded by the friends she loves (and a black guy).

administratieve blunder (unregistered), Monday, 14 March 2011 02:00 (six years ago) Permalink


BLOOMPS 2012 (rip van wanko), Monday, 14 March 2011 02:11 (six years ago) Permalink

ok, never mind my cynicism. this one is quite good (and not in a jokey/ironic way) so long as you fast-forward past dude w/ goatee:

administratieve blunder (unregistered), Monday, 14 March 2011 02:21 (six years ago) Permalink

They just gave it an official remix, striking while the iron is hot!

Mark, Monday, 14 March 2011 02:26 (six years ago) Permalink

"Hey Kids! Wouldn't ya rather listen to this song...listen to this song rather than Charlie Sheen?"

^yes, that's a real line in the remix.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 14 March 2011 02:30 (six years ago) Permalink

The "educating you on the days of the week" part seems like it might have been written in response to the YouTube comments of the last 36 hours, trying to pass it off as tongue-in-cheek.

Mark, Monday, 14 March 2011 02:33 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah, these guys fucking suck

Sheneneh et Caro (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 14 March 2011 02:38 (six years ago) Permalink

Guys, we're laughing AT you, not WITH you. Trying to roll along with it and chuckle with us and pat our backs is just going to make you look like even bigger fucking tools.

Sheneneh et Caro (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 14 March 2011 02:39 (six years ago) Permalink

Tomorrow is Pi Day so if their school forces them to acknowledge this I can imagine some kids might replace the chorus with "Pi Day Pi Day."

billstevejim, Monday, 14 March 2011 02:55 (six years ago) Permalink

Also by the time next Friday actually happens most of us will have moved onto something more substantial.

billstevejim, Monday, 14 March 2011 02:57 (six years ago) Permalink

a million views

dead perez (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 14 March 2011 03:05 (six years ago) Permalink

i like this one!

scott seward, Monday, 14 March 2011 03:09 (six years ago) Permalink

it's pretty fun/funny but the very last part is... awkward

dyl, Saturday, 7 December 2013 19:51 (three years ago) Permalink

sunday will be her conversion to becoming a jehovah's witness

Strangers look on with a discernible, barely contained ‘wow’. (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 7 December 2013 21:21 (three years ago) Permalink

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 7 December 2013 21:24 (three years ago) Permalink

what the

SHAUN (DJP), Sunday, 8 December 2013 13:41 (three years ago) Permalink

Lol, Miley impersonator

乒乓, Sunday, 8 December 2013 14:08 (three years ago) Permalink

Hotter than the real Miley

Viceroy, Monday, 9 December 2013 02:20 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Just to bring you all up to speed, while we all may have moved on, my daughter's teacher has been playing this every Friday in her 4th grade class. This morning both of my kids, with no prompting from me, were skipping around the house singing "Friday, Friday ..."

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 March 2014 13:45 (three years ago) Permalink

oh i have not moved on from "friday"

dyl, Friday, 21 March 2014 13:47 (three years ago) Permalink


Ned Raggett, Friday, 21 March 2014 13:56 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

this song turns five in march. get ready

maura, Wednesday, 6 January 2016 14:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Novelty songs endure.

(please no long guns of any kind) (Eazy), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 16:38 (one year ago) Permalink

I've heard Coachella rumors . . .

nickn, Wednesday, 6 January 2016 17:51 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

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 (one year ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

She's back!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 14:24 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) Permalink

"moving up" from?

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 14:29 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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

flappy bird, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 23:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

Fun fun fun fun

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 16 March 2017 03:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

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

billstevejim, Thursday, 16 March 2017 03:52 (eight months 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 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

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