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Feeling a little down? Don't worry...it's Fri-day, Fri-day

While the world gawks at the crisis in Japan and scrambles to lend a hand, it's good to know there's something we can all share a laugh over. That something is a video released by 13-year-old Rebecca Black.

The Los Angeles native has signed on with Ark Music Factory in L.A., a company that will, if your daddy will pay for it, make you a star. With millions of hits on YouTube, it appears that Black has become, even if for the wrong reasons, a star. At least for 15 minutes or so.

The song is called, "Friday," and it hasn't gone viral because it's great. It's gone viral because it's laughably bad. Some have even called it the "world's worst song."

To be fair, it must be noted that the girl is only 13, and singing about choosing whether to sit in the back or front seat of a car on a Friday is quite the dilemma for someone of that age. The song contains lyrics that are, well, less than cerebral. She uses the word "Friday" 27 times, "yeah" 21 times, "fun" 20 times, "weekend" 18 times, and "partying" 17 times.

That's not even the worst part of the song. She reveals her firm grasp of the obvious when she sings "yesterday was Thursday, today is Friday…tomorrow is Saturday…and Sunday comes afterwards…"


The song has spawned several parodies, including one by Mike Bauer, who took a page from talk show host Jimmy Fallon and re-did the song Bob Dylan style.

Will all of this negative attention hurt Black? We doubt it. Other kids have been exposed to this kind of mockery in the Internet universe, and they've lived to tell about it. She'll survive.

Black's parents obviously believed in their little girl's musical abilities, and we'd all benefit from taking a page from their parenting booklet. Stay focused on your goals and stick to what you believe is best for you. Wear clean underwear every day, brush your teeth, and call your mother once a week. And for heaven's sake, make sure you can recite the days of the week, in the right order.

And when you feel like you just can't survive one more day, remember that it's Friday, and you can have fun. At least 20 times.

Posted: Mar 18 2011, 01:57 PM by Red On The Head | with no comments
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