If you are on twitter or have seen one of the “trending” lists in the corner of your search engine, you’ve probably seen the name “Rebecca Black.” Who is this enigma, Rebecca Black, that people are blasting and mocking endlessly on twitter and the celebrity gossip sites I frequent?
After doing a little reading over the weekend about some horrible song, I finally gave it a listen today. Let me say, my SE went through the roof. This song is pretty awful. But more importantly, I have that sad feeling I get when I watch a Division 2 basketball team get blown out by 40 points. The feeling where you just want it to stop.
That feeling subsided when I saw that her video has over 38 million views and she’ll probably make a boat load of cash from this ridiculously awful, Party In the USA wannabe. Here’s the video. I am guessing most of you will not make it through the whole thing because it really is that bad. But give it your best shot.
Where do I start? Don’t you just love how she breaks down every detail of her pre-school ritual? Thank god for that “Bus Stop” sign or she would never know where to stand to catch her ride to school. I don’t know how I managed to track down the bus every day in middle school without one of those signs. Luckily, her awesome friends stop by in their convertible and save her from bus ride on a nasty, bully-infested bus.
After Rebecca figures out which seat she should take (a very, very important question any 15-year-old girl asks herself before getting a ride. i mean, you don’t want to sit next to some gross smelly boy, you want to close to the cute one or the coolest girl in the car, duh), she breaks into the chorus.
I think this is where my ears began bleeding. The way auto-tune makes her say FRYYYEEE-Day is enough to make you bash your head against your computer. I am guessing this is where many of you escaped this awfulness. But for the sake of this blog (and you my faithful readers) I continued.
Later on in the song, Rebecca breaks down the days of the week for us (Wait, Sunday comes after Saturday? And Thursday is the day before Friday? This is some mind blowing s**t). She also lets us know that “We We We So Excited” because her and all her peeps are going to “Have a Ball.” Get down Rebecca. Get down.
I will say I agree with Rebecca on one point, the very valid – “We don’t want this weekend to end.” I say that every Sunday (the day after Saturday, in case you forgot). So before it does, “we gotta get down on Friday.”
Thanks to Rebecca (mostly thanks to the money-grubbing producers who created this) pre-teens and adults alike will now know the days of the week. We’ll also make sure to consider which seat we will take whenever we’re offered a ride.
It’s no “Party in the USA” but I agree Partying is fun and I am looking forward to the weekend now.
Final Note: E! Online has debated whether this video is for real or just a big spoof. You can read about it here.
ATTENTION GLEE FANS: Not sure if this is good or bad (could go either way), but GLEE is considering doing this little ditty in one of their final six episodes. That and more spoilers here.