r/videos Dec 06 '21 Silver 18 Helpful 24 Wholesome 19 Take My Energy 1 Duck Dance 1

1.3 Million Likes and no dislikes. This song must be a banger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0
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u/sparty212 Dec 06 '21 Silver Wholesome

Shit man it’s only Monday.

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u/GeneralJabroni Dec 06 '21

that's the real crime, here... posting this on a Monday smh

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u/BlueFirestorm91 Dec 06 '21

Today it is Monday but yesterday its was Sunday Sunday yesterday it was Sunday Sunday

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u/SmokeAbeer Dec 06 '21 Silver Wholesome Take My Money

Someone please just tell me which seat is optimal before I rip the steering wheel into oncoming traffic.

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u/Funcron Dec 07 '21

If you have access to the steering wheel, you're in the right seat. Godspeed brother.

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u/mjiggidy Dec 06 '21 edited Dec 06 '21 Silver Helpful

When this first came out, I learned the Facebook API specifically to automatically post this on my feed every Friday with a random line from the lyrics. It went on for years and everybody hated me, but more importantly they thought I was doing it "manually" and that I was just very dedicated. My secret fantasy was that I would die, and this would keep getting posted every Friday and it would be my legacy and people wouldn't understand how it was happening, at least for a little while.

I've been off Facebook for years now, but that was a lot of fun for a long time.

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u/TropicalRogue Dec 06 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome Seal of Approval Bravo Grande!

My secret fantasy was that I would die

I feel like this should be the official slogan of the Reddit comment section

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u/Rootkit9208 Dec 07 '21

That's fucked up, man.
It's not secret at all!

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u/A_Light_Spark Dec 06 '21

It's not a secret if everyone knows about it and do the same...

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u/whatproblems Dec 06 '21

Did you deactivate your account? Otherwise someoneones profile with nothing but hundreds of Friday videos is hilarious

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u/No-Patient Dec 06 '21

Someone did that in our slack channel for the whole company. Pretty sure HR put them up to it.

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u/2020BillyJoel Dec 06 '21

So what you're saying is everyone who reads this post should set this up and then abandon facebook.

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u/JonatasA Dec 06 '21

Yes, puncture a hole in the hull and abandon the ship.

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u/bigoats Dec 06 '21

All the cool kids like Rebecca Black now. Have you seen her lately?

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u/bdcp Dec 06 '21

Wow good for her. Great she managed with all the shit she got.

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u/WayeeCool Dec 06 '21 All-Seeing Upvote Bravo!

She even recently released a remix version and remade music video of Friday. It's nothing like her current music and seems to be just memeing on the cringy original.

https://youtu.be/iCFOcqsnc9Y

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u/DankChase Dec 06 '21

Holy shit you were not kidding.

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u/bfandreas Dec 06 '21

Man, I am soooo happy the internet wasn't around to document my cringe teenage blunderyears.

We all are haunted by the demons of us falling short of our expectations. Having a wikipedia page chronicling them is just rubbing salt in.

The eye of Sauron is nothing compared to having all of the world looking and at the same time and judging you.

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u/Sendeezy Dec 06 '21

Shout out to MySpace for realizing how cringe my teenage years were and having my back.

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u/clcarter87 Dec 07 '21

Tom did us a solid and flushed the evidence.

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u/Get-hypered Dec 07 '21 Wholesome

Yeah that’s what friends do for each other.

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u/Imsorryvangogh Dec 07 '21

I did a solid and I flushed the evidence too.

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u/iCon3000 Dec 07 '21

Same goes for anyone with a Xanga/LiveJournal

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u/jordanleveledup Dec 07 '21

Oh god!! My Christian poetry phase….

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u/feureau Dec 06 '21

Monkey's paws I guess. You get to be youtube famous but everybody hates you. Might be terrible for some people, but there's a long line of people at the ready to take that deal.

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u/bfandreas Dec 06 '21

Well, the other day I linked the latest video of a certain avocado person as a joke and then watched it. Seems to be there is money in being internet-hated. I doubt that makes of a long or productive or healthy life.

The way I see it she was just a teenager with a teenage dream of recognition and adoration. And her parents bought her what seemed to be that dream which turned into a nightmare. And having watched that back then, I feel complicit.

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u/HangTraitorhouse Dec 06 '21

I was 31 or 32 when the original came out and I thought it was a fine song, not great but just a random pop tune. It was very difficult for me to understand what all the fuss was about.

But thanks for talking about being complicit. I sort of feel that way too a lot of times, which oftentimes drives me to defend underdogs. We need to check our status of culpability even more so than we need to point our fingers.

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u/chekulk Dec 07 '21

It looks like she spent the last 18 years trapped in Mortal Kombat.

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u/muelboy Dec 06 '21 Silver

The comments, "This feels like a YouTube Rewind to a year that doesn't exist."

Oh God, that's what the entire past 2 years have felt like.

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u/whyherro19 Dec 06 '21

3oh!3? That brought up a lot of memories lol

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u/casparh Dec 06 '21

Yeah, being fingerblasted mostly.

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u/Ouroboros27 Dec 06 '21

I know right, I just listened to DON'T TRUST ME for the first time since I was at uni when it came out, that's some strong nostalgia right there. Nostalgia with a whiff of too many vodka and red bulls.

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u/bnmnike Dec 06 '21

My cousin was their A&R and I accidentally stepped on one of their heads while they were asleep on the floor in her place in Silverlake lol

That’s my 3oh!3 story

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u/heavymcd Dec 06 '21

I have to assume LMFAO was busy.

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u/ryecurious Dec 06 '21

In a great loss for humanity, LMFAO broke up a few years back. I only ever remember this because of the excellent eulogy they got on John Oliver's old podcast.

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u/heavymcd Dec 06 '21

“Neil Armstrong didn’t need to walk on the moon twice…”

Fucking John Oliver kills me every time.

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u/homer_3 Dec 06 '21

Wow, that one doesn't have any dislikes either!

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u/churm94 Dec 06 '21

Idk what culture/genre this is, but holy shit is it anxiety inducing. I'll not be giving that a rewatch.

Also apparently Rebecca Black looks exactly like the White Rabbit girl from the first Matrix lol

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u/ObnoxiousLittleCunt Dec 07 '21

Idk what culture/genre this is, but holy shit is it anxiety inducing.

It made me uncomfortable, like a bad trip. I hate it

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u/Amphibionomus Dec 07 '21

That sort of is the point with hyperpop. It's intentionally totally over the top,

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u/ExcelAcolyte Dec 07 '21

Its hyperpop, it's meant to be maximalist.

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u/MacroCode Dec 07 '21

First time hearing both of those lol.

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u/From_My_Brain Dec 06 '21

Wtf did I just watch?

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u/thepixelbuster Dec 06 '21

You know when those movies from the 80s would try to portray how crazy the culture of the future is? Well, this is the real thing. This is what the future looks like.

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u/Gotta_Gett Dec 06 '21

Hyper-pop. Dorian Electra is a very unique artist. This is at least the second song they did together, "Edgelord" being the other one.

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u/ArmachiA Dec 06 '21

Dorian Electra is such a crazy artist. My old ass stumbled upon them by accident and have enjoyed a lot of their work.

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u/whereami1928 Dec 06 '21 edited Dec 06 '21

My Agenda and all of their videos in the "turning the frogs gay" series are fucken incredible.

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u/hypersonic_platypus Dec 06 '21

Now it's bad in a whole new way.

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u/Finsceal Dec 06 '21

Honestly she somehow turned absolute infamy into a decent career, and good for her tbh

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u/TheAiden03 Dec 06 '21

Not that it diminishes her achievements, but it's probably a lot easier to turn infamy into a career than to start from 0.

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u/1Mn Dec 07 '21

Doesnt huet that her family is loaded and funds this crap

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u/Gotta_Gett Dec 06 '21

Her webredemption on Tosh.0 was funny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0XAoS7t8qs

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u/uiouyug Dec 06 '21

fucking panda ruined my day

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u/Thetruestanalhero Dec 06 '21

Is that how pandas give birth? Fuckin chucked that thing out like a softball.

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u/Theyna Dec 06 '21

Starting life with immediate brain damage does explain a lot of panda behavior.

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u/dontgive_afuck Dec 06 '21

And right onto some hard ass concrete.

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u/Infernus Dec 06 '21

No wonder they're going extinct.

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u/raygrizz Dec 06 '21

I am laughing so hard I am crying. That poor baby panda.

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

Yeah. I didn’t look away in time

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u/GalaxyClassNerd Dec 06 '21

Wow she’s so charming.

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u/WinterWight Dec 07 '21

The ridiculousness of her fame meant there were only two outcomes: either she came out super well adjusted or she would become a total dumpster fire. She seems to have achieved the first option.

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u/srry_didnt_hear_you Dec 06 '21

I had no idea Tosh was still going lmao he's actually still pretty funny

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u/InfiniteLiveZ Dec 06 '21

Although I laughed at the time, you have to feel bad for her now. That must have been rough. Imagine being that age and getting bullied by people all over the world.

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u/Theons-Sausage Dec 06 '21

Yeah, she had to get home schooled because of the bullying. That's gotta fuck with you.

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u/TimeZarg Dec 06 '21

She did a cover of Havana a few years ago.

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u/Hamborrower Dec 06 '21

I just looked. Uh, wow.

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u/DamonLazer Dec 06 '21 Helpful

Rebecca...you've enhanced yourself.

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u/Dramatic_______Pause Dec 06 '21

It's... very generous...

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u/phulton Dec 06 '21

To be fair, she was 14 when she recorded Friday.

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u/ItsDanimal Dec 06 '21

How old were Ice Cube and Chris Tucker?

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u/SwagOnABudget Dec 06 '21

I told you I was willing to change

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u/DamonLazer Dec 06 '21

I didn't know you meant physically!

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u/DirtyDeedsDunderKeep Dec 06 '21

There sure is a big difference between 14 and 24.

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u/Illier1 Dec 06 '21

It turns out being 14 is the epitome of cringe and is a garbage indicator of your future.

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '21

I can't hate, she's probably not sleeping at work on an air mattress like I am.

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u/Beethovens_Stool Dec 06 '21 Helpful Duck Dance

FRIED EGG FRIED EGG

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u/Sandite Dec 06 '21

EVERYBODY'S RUSSIAN

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u/MERCY2311 Dec 07 '21

My hand is a dolphin!

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u/A1ienspacebats Dec 06 '21 Duck Dance

BACON ON A FRIED EGG

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u/IsDedZilla Dec 06 '21 Lurking

I had actually forgotten how the song sounded, and in a laps of judgement I clicked the video. Now I just feel like I’ve been rickrolled

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u/floodums Dec 06 '21 Silver

How many laps of judgement did you do? Just the one?

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u/IsDedZilla Dec 06 '21 Helpful

Rule #1 is cardio, so I tend to do a few laps every day.

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u/greennyellowmello Dec 06 '21

Fun fun fun fun

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u/Halaster Dec 06 '21

We

we

we

so

excited!

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u/Lokito_ Dec 06 '21

Yes-ter-day was Thurs-day, to-oo-mo-oo-ro-w is Fri-day, then co-emes Sat-ur-day-ee and Sun-dayy-y-ee-ee.....

F҉r҉i҉d҉a҉y҉ f҉r҉i҉d҉a҉y҉ k҉i҉c҉k҉i҉n҉g҉ d҉o҉w҉n҉ o҉n҉ F҉R҉I҉D҉A҉Y҉

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u/carnage123 Dec 06 '21

Wait, if yesterday was Thursday and tomorrow is Friday....what day is it now?

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u/robodrew Dec 06 '21

Blurnsday

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u/The_Running_Free Dec 06 '21

Lousy Smarch weather.

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u/travestyofPeZ Dec 06 '21

It was the best of times.

It was the blurst of times.

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u/Hariwulf Dec 06 '21

Some type of purgatory where this song continually plays

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u/badmartialarts Dec 06 '21

Well, today is tomorrow
And tomorrow today
And yesterday is weaving in and out out out

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u/deadlyhabit Dec 06 '21

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u/ThufirrHawat Dec 06 '21

This is age restricted for me but it better be the Kazoo Kid Trap Mix.

EDIT. Pssst, lets go over here, just me and you, i have some ear-bleach for you.

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u/Artikay Dec 06 '21

I was not ready fir that

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u/Kritical02 Dec 06 '21 edited Dec 06 '21

I remembered it being bad. But even my inner monologue's bad version sounded 100 times better than the actual song.

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u/Bhonka Dec 06 '21

It's kind of freaking me out how bad it is compared to what I remember.

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u/Dot_tyro Dec 06 '21

You made it sound like a memetic SCP. A song that keep getting worse and worse every time you listen to it, but you can't remember how bad it was after you finish listening to the song.

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u/Monarki Dec 06 '21

I hosed myself when she was explaining the days of the weekend. Completely forgot about that. What an utter disaster of a song.

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u/_0x0_ Dec 06 '21

Is it possible they remixed it somehow to make it worse? I really don't remember it being like this.

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u/Kritical02 Dec 06 '21

No there is not.

It just appears to be worse than we are physically capable of remembering.

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u/_floydian_slip Dec 06 '21

You are 100% correct. It was so much worse than I remembered... People have tried to intentionally make bad songs and could not achieve what that video accomplished... It might be the best worst thing ever made

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u/the_Hapsleighh Dec 06 '21

I mean, Rebecca Black has a small cult following that I’m sure intersects with the same group of people who love The Room. Something so bad it’s good

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u/MarsBar92 Dec 06 '21

Have you heard any of her recent stuff? It's not bad at all. She also seems cool as hell.

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u/AdministrativeAd4111 Dec 06 '21

Its like parents who debate on whether to have another kid. Like there’s a maximum threshold of (non-physical/emotional) trauma the brain can accept, and looking back it couldnt have been that bad, right?

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u/Yongbar Dec 06 '21

You've discovered Nostalgia!!

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u/Hueco_Mundo Dec 06 '21

I tried to rewatch couldn’t get past the seat picking dilemma. Truly “fellow kids” incarnate.

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u/ProfessorMuffin Dec 06 '21 Helpful

But what seat should she take???? 😫

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u/AMeanCow Dec 06 '21

Truly the philosophical question that defined a generation.

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u/tenerific Dec 06 '21

There’s only one available in the video, it’s not like she has much of a choice.

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u/Beautiful-Musk-Ox Dec 06 '21

it's not fellow kids when it IS kids. she sang honestly about the stuff going on in her life, which happens to be the same vapid stuff going on in most teenager's lives

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u/Rafaella_Skywalker Dec 06 '21

She didn't write the song.

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u/Hueco_Mundo Dec 06 '21

Yup the guy who wrote the song was middle aged and looking for a hit youtube song.

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u/evilJaze Dec 06 '21

Wasn't it the terrible rap interlude guy who wrote and produced it?

I thought I remebered reading that it was his business to take money from these helicopter parents to make videos for them.

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u/idiotdroid Dec 06 '21

Like, are we talking about the lyrics here? Some middle aged dude wrote that?

Because the lyrics are what I expect from some kid who never wrote a song before. Like if it was a school assignment and everyone had a week to write a song this what I would expect most of the lyrics to look like lol.

I am shocked if someone else wrote those lyrics.

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u/badgersprite Dec 07 '21

Wasn’t it like a gift that her parents got her for her birthday?

Like her parents got her a gift and the gift was to make a music video so obviously it was going to be some stupid dumb thing written by a stupid dumb studio intended for kids?

Or is that some apocryphal internet lore I stored in my brain back from when this came out because in my mind this was always like some kid’s birthday present that was never supposed to be seen by anyone except a few close friends and somehow the internet got hold of it and made fun of it.

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u/albino_red_head Dec 06 '21

Same boat, I forgot the lyrics, listend, and was as disappointed as I was 10 years ago.

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u/albino_red_head Dec 06 '21

Well, now you know that before Friday is Thursday, and after Friday is Saturday, and then Sunday is afterwards. So… there’s that!

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u/Bleakroses Dec 06 '21

On a side-note, Rebecca's recent lesbian hyperpop rebranding is interesting...

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u/Hamborrower Dec 06 '21

I had to google hyperpop and still don't understand it, and am not convinced anyone does.

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u/misterspokes Dec 06 '21

Hyperpop is using the tools and methods of current modern pop to be as wild and experimental as you can get while still remaining in the conventions of the genre.

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u/iobyknits Dec 06 '21 Table Slap

It's like if instead of drums there were only trashcans and baseball bats. https://youtu.be/uERIXLWeik0

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u/TaudeTheThird Dec 06 '21 Tree Hug

only trashcans and baseball bats

Ahh so it got started in Houston eh?

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u/mizterPatato Dec 06 '21

Yea that'll be a 30 game suspension for Joe Kelly.

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u/pablxo Dec 06 '21

this is hands down the best way to explain hyperpop to someone

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u/concussedYmir Dec 07 '21

I feel that shit like Mr Bungle and Igorrr prepared me for this new cultural reality pretty well.

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u/Happy_Harry Dec 06 '21

Wow! That was something!

Sounded a bit like I was at the zoo next to the elephant enclosure. Also the elephant was horny.

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u/commander_nice Dec 06 '21

This is how people imagined music of the future and it has come true.

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u/niceguybadboy Dec 06 '21

This record is dope.

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u/djcocainegoat Dec 06 '21

pop music with the artifice and more caustic elements turned up to 11

it's noisy and fun. check out the rustie remix of a.g. cook's beautiful or easyfun's fanta

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u/bigorangeT Dec 06 '21 Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

Have to remember she was very much a CHILD when she recorded this, and she was totally un-prepared for all the (largely negative) attention. There are a couple of great documentaries about cyber bullying that include interviews with her. Really did a lot of damage to have the entire world come at her for recording this song.

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u/InkBlotSam Dec 06 '21

From Wikipedia:

In response to the YouTube video of "Friday", Black began to receive phone and email death threats, which were investigated by the Anaheim Police Department.

Imagine being a human, on Earth, and getting a hold of a child and threatening to murder them because you think a song they sang was corny.

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u/Korrawatergem Dec 06 '21

Probably the same sick individuals who bully child actors, or just actors in general for certain roles. People are sick. Feel bad for her, but glad she's doing better now.

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u/Jessicreep Dec 06 '21

Especially actors that portray villains well. Do a bad acting job and everyone shits on you, do a good job and people believe you’re an actual villain in real life and treat you accordingly

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u/OttomateEverything Dec 06 '21

Don't know that he gets a ton of violent hate/harassment or anything but Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) did such a good job playing an absolute prick, but he's actually a super sweet person, and seeing videos of him as a person is so fucking jarring to me... Especially videos of him around children etc... It's so bizarre

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u/HashMaster9000 Dec 07 '21

Same thing with Jack Gleeson of GOT. Nicest guy ever, but his hatemail was unreal. However, that kid was smart: straight up bailed from the industry after Joffrey was killed off, then took his GOT-when-it-was-good money back home to England and does AmDram/Community theatre and small professional stage productions. Talk about living the dream.

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u/Irishman318 Dec 07 '21

Then Ramsay Bolton came along and his actor dealt with the opposite problem, where multiple people coming up to him saying he was their favorite character despite the numerous vile acts that boy did in the show.

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u/JonatasA Dec 06 '21

That's a real problem with soap opera villains.

Also, if you play the gold guy, people think you're automatically good in real life and that that is your personality.

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u/Boxfanvocals Dec 06 '21

I imagine it was mostly teenagers. The stuff kids say to each other in school can get pretty brutal. Give em an outlet to say almost anything without consequences this is what you get. Being a content creator comes with a lot of bs.

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u/mchgndr Dec 06 '21

I always hear about people getting these kinds of death threats, but what do those actually sound like? Do genuinely angry people somehow find her phone number and call her up like “that song was so bad that I’m gonna fuckin kill you, little girl. Take it off Spotify or you’re dead meat. You have 7 days” or like seriously what do these threats normally look like? I’ve never understood

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u/FriskyTurtle Dec 06 '21

Things is why we can't have things, nice or otherwise.

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u/scrodytheroadie Dec 06 '21

To me, she wasn't even the one that deserved to be ridiculed. She was...fine? Whoever wrote those lyrics though...whoooo boy. The song is hilariously bad. It's like if you fed an AI program Ice Cube's "Good Day" with the description of an affluent white neighborhood where absolutely nothing happens and told it to write a song. I had to look up the lyrics to jog my memory. I mean, holy moly:

Partyin', partyin' (Yeah)
Partyin', partyin' (Yeah)
Fun, fun, fun, fun
Lookin' forward to the weekend
Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday
Today i-is Friday, Friday (Partyin')
We-we-we so excited
We so excited
We gonna have a ball today
Tomorrow is Saturday
And Sunday comes after wards
I don't want this weekend to end

Just absolutely incredible. It's like a free-flow writing exercise. Couldn't have taken more than five minutes to write that. I bet they did it on the ride to the pitch meeting.

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u/JTtornado Dec 06 '21 edited Dec 06 '21

It was actually written overnight before the production of the video since Rebecca didn't want to do the love song the producer had originally written. The podcast Decoder Ring did a great episode on it.

It was never intended to be a popular song. It was basically a fancy demo reel to help highschool students get into arts/theater programs.

Edit: written version of the podcast I mentioned above

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u/scrodytheroadie Dec 06 '21

Yeah, absolutely. It's actually kind of a cool business model. Rich parents have money to burn, rich kids want something cool for their birthday or whatever. Why not?

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u/CMMiller89 Dec 06 '21

The internet hates innocent fun if it gets popular.

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u/therationaltroll Dec 06 '21

Overall, I feel she took all the attention very well. Her parents paid a fischer-price music producer, and this was the result they got.

I'm sure Rebecca wasn't thinking she was going to be the next Britney Spears with this, and was more likely hoping for a cool video to share with her friends, and maybe possibly something for a demo reel.

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u/towcar Dec 06 '21

In the end she took it well.. years later.

She dealt with bullying and depression from this. She was pulled from school.

Though almost a decade later she is doing great.

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u/mrbootz Dec 06 '21

Only if mom is out of the picture.

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u/Osato Dec 06 '21

They'll rewrite her into a wicked stepmother. Gotta be a stepmother, or it's not a proper Disney villain.

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u/PostYourSinks Dec 06 '21

She makes some decent music now

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u/Fr33Paco Dec 06 '21

Yeah the guy who produced this song did many like it, i think he had some controversy surrounding him.

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u/HarrisonForelli Dec 06 '21

Overall, I feel she took all the attention very well.

Just imagine making some small demo reel only to have it become a huge hit? at the same level of Britney spears except it being infamous and you're a teen. That's really painful for most as it was was her

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u/BigUptokes Dec 06 '21

at the same level of Britney spears except it being infamous and you're a teen

Spears was sixteen when Hit Me Baby One More Time dropped...

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u/72hourahmed Dec 06 '21

And that worked out brilliantly for her mental health, as we all know!

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u/moojo Dec 06 '21

Some of it was because of her parents.

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u/Appropriate-Image-11 Dec 06 '21

It’s honestly crazy how little thought went into fully grown adults launching feverish hate campaigns towards literal children and teenagers.

I was a part of it myself, hating people like Justin Bieber when he was like 14, mocking celebs like Brittany when she had her break down.

The zeitgeist seemed to be something like “if they are rich and successful, they are fair game”.

The human behind the product was utterly invisible, Brittany was an icon, an emblem of pop music and celebrity. Like a modern day equivalent of a Roman or Greek god. A highly sexualised symbol of youthful fertility, followed by a representation of corruption, excess and insanity.

I’m glad there has been something of a sea change in recent years, we seem to take mental health way more seriously now, and people are generally more sophisticated and informed. But we still have long way to go.

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u/badgersprite Dec 07 '21

There really hasn’t been a sea change, people still relentlessly bully moderately famous people online, even people whose fame extends to little more than “normal person who did a Tweet”, there are just fewer famous children now, or you’re seeing less of it because you’re older and less in touch with it happening because you care less and have a life or because you aren’t on the right platforms, but it still happens constantly.

In some circles I’m aware of cyber bullying is actually happening way more than it used to happen 10 years ago.

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u/TurbidusQuaerenti Dec 06 '21

I'll never understand how a girl making a silly song got her so much hate. Yeah, it was bad, but how on earth does that deserve death threats? The way people behave is often so baffling and discouraging. Glad she's doing better now.

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u/thefractaldactyl Dec 07 '21

The studio that made the song (ran by the guy who did the rap verse) also did some dubious things.

If you look at the songs they produced before Friday, none of them are really good, but they are not bad. They are pretty forgettable and relatively innocuous. Rebecca Black's friend made a music video so she wanted to too. I have heard people say "Well she had to learn to deal with fame!", but I do not really think that that was what she was after and also, she was fourteen. Anyway, her parents contacted the studio and they made Friday, a song Rebecca picked because the other option was a love song that she felt like she could not really relate to as a fourteen year old.

Friday got all this attention for being bad, but if The Room taught us anything, garbage sells. So after Friday, the studio had some other "successes" all of which were similar to Friday in that they were pretty bad. And not just not good, but almost intentionally bad (Chinese Food is even pretty racist). So the creators saw that Friday got Rebecca Black all this attention (mostly negative things at best) and thought "Yeah, more teenage girls deserve death threats so we can rebrand as a meme factory".

Not to mention Rebecca having to fight to get the rights to Friday, a song that destroyed part of her life, when she decided she wanted to embrace it. So they would not even let her have that without a battle.

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u/SunnyvaleBubbles2112 Dec 06 '21

"Tomorrow is Saturday and Sunday comes afterward" Wow, just amazing.

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u/bindijr Dec 06 '21

Love her or hate her she is spitting straight facts

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u/GenXUser Dec 06 '21 This

Rebecca Black Friday 'Brock Dub' is still a top ten favorite video on YT.

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u/randelung Dec 06 '21

EVERYBODY'S RUSSIAN

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u/StoneHeartLegend Dec 06 '21

I still say “my hand is a dolphin!” And “get the fuck over here!” And no one ever knows what I’m talking about. Love it!

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u/zzt0pp Dec 06 '21

I say my hand is a dolphin too. I will continue until I find someone who recognizes it

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u/Monarki Dec 06 '21

Man 2000s YT was so lit.

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u/GenXUser Dec 06 '21

Before ads, before monetization, when making videos was a fun hobby, not a career.

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u/MSD101 Dec 06 '21

Interesting. She seems pretty cool in this interview, which makes me wonder if people feel bad for shitting all over her back in the day.

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u/LindseyCorporation Dec 06 '21

She has a net worth of $500k so she’s doing better than me for sure

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u/stml Dec 06 '21

She has 1 million+ followers on Instagram and 1.5 million YouTube subs.

She can make $1 million/year easily with that level of following.

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u/Johno44 Dec 06 '21

Pretty sure she's like actually an alright singer nowadays as well. Fairly certain i saw her in a collab.

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u/kogasapls Dec 06 '21

More than alright. She's really good. In contrast to "Friday," downright shocking.

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u/wallweasels Dec 06 '21

People really gravely underestimate how big production elements are. Bad engineers, bad recordings, and even the final mastering all lead to musics reception.

Not saying that Friday is some masterpiece in the making. But it could have been substantially better. Ultimately my point is the singer themselves is only enabled by the team around them.

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u/_EveryDay Dec 06 '21

You're right - it's already a masterpiece :)

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u/boomer478 Dec 06 '21

She can make $1 million/year easily with that level of following.

Not even remotely close from just youtube and instagram.

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u/ALEX7DX Dec 06 '21 edited Dec 06 '21

I hope to god that Rick Astley comes up when I watch this...

EDIT: It didn’t.

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u/Ratathosk Dec 06 '21

GANG FIGHT GANG FIGHT

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u/VishusVonBittertroll Dec 06 '21

Did you bring that chicken for us to eat?

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u/BlackPrivWhiteGuy Dec 06 '21

We got party hats, par-tee hats!

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u/mc_hambone Dec 06 '21

The gang is down to fight, yeah!

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u/Imprettystrong Dec 06 '21

Who TF posts this on a Monday??

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u/ProNewbie Dec 06 '21

It’s honestly a catchy song. It’s also funny to play it in Fridays in the office. Half the people get into it and half the people groan laugh.

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u/LetYourSisterPlay Dec 06 '21

I play this song every Friday to wake my kids and it helps put them in a great mood while they get ready for school. My husband laughed at me at first but then realized, “huh…it really works!”

I get a small sense of satisfaction hoping that she gets royalties from our family 52 times a year (now ten years later) whenever I say “Alexa…play it’s Friday by Rebecca Black.”

It’s absolutely the best worst song ever and screw the cyber bully haters bc it’s so bad, it’s good. Of course it’s terrible teenage pop, she was 14! That’s all it was ever meant to be! My kids get a kick out of it, so that’s good enough for me.

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