“Friday”: What’s the Big Deal??

22 Mar

I’m baffled by the crazy media coverage of thirteen-year-old Rebecca Black’s “Friday” video. It’s as if she’s the first person ever to record a less-than-etherial pop song and post it online:

Just not sure what all the fuss is about. It’s a “tweener” pop song. Is it supposed to make sense? Because I remember a few Tears for Fears ditties that didn’t quite make sense in my day… And they probably cost way more than $2,000 to produce.

Personally, I think the criticism is a little harsh…

Please, enlighten me as to why 1) people are being so mean about this song and 2) why it’s considered “news” and being covered on NBC, ABC, CNN and other major media outlets?

And as a parent, would you encourage your child to post a music video to the Internet, knowing it might draw similar criticism?


4 Responses to ““Friday”: What’s the Big Deal??”

  1. Dia March 25, 2011 at 3:41 am #

    I just watched the video today and honestly feel bad for the girl. I think the big deal is not about her voice or her music, but just how web users are so eager to jump at anything that’s considered viral. Unbelievable how much a single blog post can do!

  2. howfamousofyou March 31, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    It is really such a terrible, terrible song. If she’s serious about her music career (hard to believe with those lyrics, but then she didn’t write the song), hopefully she’ll be able to look back and this and laugh instead of cringe. Kind of an innocent legacy of shame, if you think about the Lindsays and Britneys. I also really don’t understand why it went everywhere; it’d be interesting to really figure out how it was done.


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