Friday, April 1, 2011

It's Friday!!!

If you've been anywhere around a computer or television, you've undoubtedly heard about the song “Friday,” performed by Rebecca Black, a 13-year-old 8th grade girl from California. Here's the story in a nutshell... Rebecca Black's parents paid $2,000 to vanity music label, ARK Music Factory, so Black could record a song in its studio, then shoot a video for that song and distribute the song and video. The $2,000 covered half or less of the production of the song and video; by paying, Black retained some of the rights of the song. Here's the music video...



"Friday" has gotten almost 73 million YouTube hits and tons of publicity, but mostly for being so bad. Rebecca Black finally responded to all the harsh criticism on Good Morning America. Watch the interview.



What's your opinion of the song and video? Does Rebecca Black deserve such negative criticism? Do you think Rebecca Black has talent? What do you think, will Rebecca Black and Justin Bieber sing the next tween hit song?

25 comments:

Sarah said...

Only talented people should be allowed to record music. You can obviously tell that the song has been autotuned and the lyrics have no meaning to them. Rebecca is an average singer but I don't feel that she's talented enough to be famous. This song is annoying and I hope that her 15 minutes of fame soon fade away.

Anonymous said...

Robbie says... I think she caint sing at all Im not being mean but she really caint. I know that the people on youtube are just saying what they think as an opinion, but she shouldnt let it get in her head. If she really wants to be a singer shell not let it get to her.

Anonymous said...

LaKendra... I dont personally like the song, but of corse everyone will not like it. It's not the worst song that I have heard but it could be a alot better. Some of the lyrics are a little pointless to me. But she is doin what she loves and becoming famous so who are we to put her down.

Lilli said...

I did not like the video. T don't think that she can sing at all. Sher may have talent, but not when it comes to singing. I could care less if Rebecca and Justin sing the next hit song, becuase I do not like either of them.

Anonymous said...

Madi says.. I think she can't sing at all, and her voice really annoying. Her voice sounds autotuned, and the video is really stupid. I really don't think Rebecca Black is not talented at all. I really hope that Justin Bieber never sings with her, ever in his life.

Anonymous said...

Lauren...This song has absolutely no meaning to it. The lyrics don't even make sense when you actually listen to them. I think that she has the potential to become a singer, but this song only makes its sound like she has a young and annoying voice. Also, this song has been autotuned. I believe that Rebecca Black has gained publicity for only negative reasons.

Anonymous said...

Jonathan says.... Hahahahaha weak, that's really de worst song ever. She sounds like a dying squirell singin. Whack.

Anonymous said...

Ashley says... I know about the song because I keep hearing my friends sing it all the time. I dont like the way she edited her voice. I mean when you put something on youtube people are going to judge and watch. People are being more mean to her than I think they should be. It's getting so many hits because everyone is talking about it! The song is not good but after you keep hearing it from people it gets catchy. She's not going to be a big star like Justin Bieber. She dosn't really have the voice to pull it off. I think it's for attentition and wants to be notice. I will have to say Justin Bieiber is better than her! To pay that much money for a production lik that? Wow it's lot a for a young girl! That's the way hollywood works. She sings good singing without all the things changing her voice.

Anonymous said...

Jamie says…
I HATE THIS SONG! Personally, her voice is just annoying. I think she has talent for her age, but not enough to be famous. Justin Bieber and her probably will do an video together.

Anonymous said...

Ernie says..... Rebecca she can sing she has a good voice. Maybe if she goes on American Idol she would win it. That is just not a good starting video for her.

Anonymous said...

Kristin says... The song and video both suck. Everyone will receive negative criticism because everyone has their own opinion. I think she has talent and if they wouldn't have messed with her voice for the video it might have been tolerable. I really hope that Justin Bieber and Rebecca Black won't sing a due.

Thomas said...

This was genuinely the worst video i have ever seen, and its weird because in the other video she actually had a decent voice when singing the star spangled banner. However, the auto-tuned the crap out of it, and i genuinely understand why some of those people commented the way that they did.

Anonymous said...

Chris says… I think this song is not bad she does have a little bit of talent but when you listen to it it’s just so annoying. She should know that if she puts it on YouTube that it’s going to get criticized. I think what her mom said about her wanted to kill some people cause of what they said, that was out of line but very funny.

Taylor said...

Tee- THIS SONG WAS HORRIBLE. I think that she doesn't deserve ALL of the mean things being said to her, but its her own fault by taking that risk. I think she wasn't the worst singer when she sang without autotune, but she certainly isn't very good. I hope her and Justin Bieber don't do a duet. My ears wouldn't be able to take it!!! D:

Matt said...

Matt: I can understand her trying, but if I could talk to her I think I would tell her to never ever try again to make another song... ever. It hurt me slightly to listen to this horrible song. I think that she should live her career as a student now and completely leave the music industry behind. Forever. Please!!

Anonymous said...

Sheron says…This song is the most stupid song in the entire world, worse than the pants on the ground song. At least that made sense I mean she can sing…a little bit but she could have made a way better song that. I think she does deserve some of the negative criticism, and I honestly think if Justin Beiber and her make a song he will lose his reputation.

Anonymous said...

Destiny saids....Well she is not bad for her age and she does have talent but she to young. I don't know what made her want to do this, she still in school not even High School and yet. All those comments are going to hurt her sad and lower her self-esteem. I think she should sing with Justin Bieber just to make people jealous.

Anonymous said...

Cadeja says: Honestly I think that this song would have been better if the lyrics actually made since. I don’t believe that this is the absolute worst song out there but it is definitely not the best. She has a really good voice and it could possibly take her places but that song was just not for her. She does not deserve the criticism that people are putting upon her because that is the type of stuff that could cause you to have low self esteem and then people wonder why the suicide rates go up. People shouldn’t criticize people based on if they can sing or not at least she is trying to do something with her life rather singing is for her or not. I believe that it is possible for Rebecca and Justin to do a duet together. She does have a beautiful voice but as long as she sticks to the way she sang the National Anthem then she’s good.

Anonymous said...

Downing said . . . Rebecca Black is not a good singer at all. I can see recording the song, and getting the demo disc. However, this should not have made it to YouTube. She should have expected the criticism, but not as bad as it is. Some of the comments are mean spirited and quite hateful. What good does that accomplish? Please, no duets with Beiber!

Jake The Snake said...

She is not a good singer, although shes pretty hot. Her voice is a little annoying and I don't see how this got so popular. I think it sounds like a little kids song and its super corny.

Anonymous said...

My opinion of the song and video is very silly. No she doesn't deserve negative criticism. Yes i really think she has talent. She can really sing. Maybe tomorrow she will talk about Saturday.

JALISSA CHAMBLISS

Anonymous said...

This song sucks. I am glad she cried. She should shut up and quit singing. There are already songs about the weekend. Ever heard “Everybody’s Working for the Weekend”?

Michael Clifford

Anonymous said...

This is all so pointless. All she really is is a spoiled little Califonian brat. She CAN'T sing, at least well enough to be as famous as she is getting. I don't want to know whether or not JB and RB sing together and would rather never know. I really just wish people would forgeet about her.
Gavin Dale

brittneyhendrix1993 said...

Her song was ok. If you dont wanna be critised, then you dont need to be putting things on the enternet.I dont know if she has talent though because alot of people can sing the National Anthem like that and some of it was off key. I think they will because there both anoying singers perfect match. >:p

curneshia said...

My opinion on the video is its not bad, but I would look at it or listen to the song. I don't think she deserved them negative criticism. I mean she not all that but she ok. I don't think she will sing with Justin bieber, but you never know.