March 22, 2011
30 Million YouTube Views For ‘Worst Song Ever’
A video by 13-year-old Rebecca Black, a California teen, has been watched 30 million times on YouTube and has climbed to the top of Apple's iTunes charts with what has been named the worst song ever, AFP is reporting.
Rebecca's song, "Friday," uploaded to YouTube last month by Ark Music Factory, a Los Angeles-based company that was hired by Rebecca's parents to produce the song for their daughter.
With lyrics that include, "It's Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday, everybody's looking forward to the weekend," and a repetitive chorus of, "Partying, partying, partying. Fun, fun, fun, fun. Looking forward to the weekend." The video has unleashed many Youtube parodies and made Black the latest internet buzz.
Despite Time magazine describing the song as a "train wreck" and the video as "hilariously dreadful." "Friday" has gone on to number 45 on the iTunes list of best-selling 99-cent singles as of Monday.
Miss Black, however, has shown remarkable maturity in interviews and appearances in which she has acknowledged her detractors. The thirteen year-old told ABC's Good Morning America that some of the comments had made her cry.
Black explained, "When I first saw all these nasty comments I did cry. I felt like this was my fault and I shouldn't have done this and this is all because of me. Now I don't feel that way," she said.
"I think I have talent on some level," Black told the nationwide morning program. "I don't think I'm the worst singer but I don't think I'm the best singer."
When asked who she would most like to sing a duet with, the young girl said Justin Bieber, the Canadian teen idol who was also discovered on YouTube. "I have Bieber fever," she said. "I am in love with Justin Bieber."
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