It's time to say "Bye, Bye, Bye" to "Friday" and hello to the real Rebecca Black.
Remember when you put a border and a bad filter on that Insta of you "Tebowing"?
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“NO! DON’T PICK THAT ONE! Just kidding, pick whatever you want.”
No, not THAT kind of truffle butter.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Reggie Ugwu kicks it in the front seat with Rebecca Black. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed News and around the web.
Four years ago, she introduced the world to the most hated (and maddeningly unforgettable) song in a generation, was passed over by the music industry, and turned into a punchline — all before she was old enough for a learner's permit. Now 18, Rebecca Black is too famous to be normal and too normal to be famous. So what does she have to smile about?
Because everybody's lookin' forward to the weekend (weekend).
Sorry in advance. NYAN NYAN NYAN NYAN NYAN NYAN NYAN!
No auto-tune was used in this Lorde cover... and surprisingly, it's pretty good!
We all regret things we did when we were younger. But most of us didn't create a massively viral song.
The new video is called "ABCDEFG" and it's basically the creepiest thing ever.
And it's as awesome (aka awful) as you could imagine.
That's enough, Patrice Wilson.
If I had to suffer through this, so do you. Somehow this monstrosity was in the Education category on YouTube which is apt, since it teaches you why autotune is so vital.
Add about 15 years and some ugly lace tights, and you've got this dank gem, "Pound on my Muffin." Not to get technical, but all of the muffins in this video are actually cupcakes.
I am forcasting a major fail along the Eastern seaboard. Maybe Rebecca Black should teach The Weather Channel what comes before Friday.
Proving once and for all that the show's title is ironic.
14-year-old Rebecca Black was spotted at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. this weekend and performed her masterwork "Friday" with Katy Perry.
Fire in the
hole tubes! Everybody down! Lara plays "Friday" and the Nyan Cat theme on piano. Then plays them back...at the same time. The result is surprisingly not horrible?
Anyone want to know what went on during the making of Rebecca Black's new single? Anyone?
I'm sorry for posting this. So, so sorry. Everyone else has gone home for the night and I can't tell if this is real or just Break messing with me.
Proof that game developers are using time travel for evil purposes.
A couple of enthusiastic young women sing the praises of Wellesley College. Could this be the new "Friday"? Your iron-fisted rule is being challenged, Rebecca Black!
In case that's not immediately apparent on the first listen. I maybe would have turned down the autotune a little bit for such a serious, provocative song, but that's my only real criticism of RB's profound analysis of one of America's most devastating historical events. (Via)
The Rebecca Black backlash ("blacklash"?) has trickled down to the grade school and junior high set. Choice quotes that make you rethink your fatalistic view of our nation's future: "Do I have to listen to the whole thing?" "It's horrible beyond measure." "Yay! It's over!"
Who knew that the Star Wars universe actually has different names for the days of the week?
Colbert gets down with The Roots in his rendition of "Friday" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon!
Julian Assange shakes his WikiLeaks to Rebecca Black. It's a Friday "Friday" Dance-A-Thon with Julian Assange, Thom Yorke and Hassan Baba!