A song by a 13-year-old American teenager – dubbed as ‘the worst song ever’ – has gone viral on YouTube, attracting over 30 million views.
The pop song called Friday is sung by Rebecca Black and was uploaded to YouTube last month by Ark Music Factory, a Los Angeles-based company that was hired by the girl’s parents to produce the song for their daughter.
With lyrics like “yesterday was Thursday Thursday, today it is Friday Friday” and “tomorrow is Saturday, and Sunday comes afterwards”, the song has been ridiculed by millions around the world for its awful lyrics.
People are also criticising the song – which has trended on Twitter and been the subject of much online discussion – for its terrible heavily auto tuned singing and video.
As the song originally began to attract attention on YouTube, a Yahoo! music blog called it a “mind-meltingly horrific song” and asked readers “Is YouTube Sensation Rebecca Black’s Friday The Worst Song Ever?”
Time magazine described the song as a “train wreck” and the video as “hilariously dreadful”.
But despite all the ridicule against her song, Rebecca Black might just be having the last laugh.
The Friday video has attracted over 30 million views on YouTube and reached the number 45 spot on the iTunes list of best-selling 99-cent singles.
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