Rebecca Black “Friday” Easing Up iTunes Chart
The recording industry has gone to Hell in a handbasket…along with chivalry and fidelity. The first time we heard Rebecca Black’s “Friday” we thought it was a joke. The happy-go-lucky anthem is the most talked-about tune in the world right now…for all the wrong reasons.
How could a song this bad actually see the light of day complete with a music video?
Perhaps we should ask the folks who’ve helped the single leap to No. 74 on iTunes’ list of the Top 100 Most Downloaded Songs on the Web. Show yourselves!
The 13-year-old has become an internet sensation after her auto-tuned nightmare went viral last week. It’s been viewed more six million times and that number is growing by the minute. In the words of Billboard, Black’s “blown up.” The aspiring on Google Trends, Facebook, Twitter and, of course, YouTube, for her song. It went from 2 million views on Monday to over 10 million at press time.
“Yesterday was Thursday / Today is Friday / We’re so excited … We gonna have a ball today / Tomorrow is Saturday and Sunday comes afterwards. / I don’t want this weekend to end…” Black sings in the vid, which Gawker.com has branded “the worst song ever.”
“Friday” is skyrocketing up the charts following mostly for what Rolling Stone describes as the song’s “subpar production values, grating hooks and extraordinarily stupid lyrics.” Whatever the reason, Becca couldn’t be more stoked. Check out this tweet, which the teen sent to her followers before heading off to Dreamland on Wednesday night:
Creepin on up! Goodnight everyone! she wrote, linking to a picture of Friday slowing climbing the iTunes charts.