Rebecca Black's "Friday" Goes Viral, Grabs 7 Million Views (But for All the Wrong Reasons)
Thirteen-year-old Rebecca Black should be enjoying the kind of Web success most independent artists can only dream of. Just days after posting her music video for the song "Friday," the clip had logged more than 7 million hits.
But for the teen, the popularity is turning into a nightmare. Black's "Friday" has drawn scathing reviews from the music industry.
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Billboard called the song "straight out of Auto-Tuned hell," while Rolling Stone characterized the song as an "unintentional parody of modern pop."
On top of the aspiring pop song's clear use of Auto-Tune, "Friday" boasts such lyrics as: "Tomorrow is Saturday and Sunday comes afterwards/I don't want this weekend to end."
Are critics being too harsh? Or do they have it just about right? Watch the full video for "Friday" and share your thoughts in the comments below: