Every now and then, a song comes along that generates a response from what seems like the entire internet. Rebecca Black’s song, ‘Friday,’ created quite a sensation when it was released.
The song written by the 13-year-old singer was met with heavy criticism. It generated 3.2 million ‘dislikes’ just a few months after its release. Yet, the song endured and has become a classic tune of the era.
Rebecca Black made approximately $40,000 in revenue from her one-hit-wonder for her effort. However, many critics wondered if it was the worst song ever in the countless articles written about ‘Friday.’
Rebecca has noted in many interviews that she had a rough time with criticism during the early years. She continued to make music and strive to get better each day.
She has been called a ‘genius’ by Lady Gaga and invited to tour with Katy Perry. The viral sensation is a huge part of the internet’s music history. Whether you personally like the song or not, it has become a cult classic.
It was a YouTube sensation that reached 100 million views within its first month. The negative reviews only drove more people to view the video and comment.
Rebecca Black continues to make music, and she is more secure in her identity than ever before. She says she wouldn’t change a thing about ‘Friday.’ Black went so far as to create a remix of the song 10 years after its release. Perhaps when you reach the end of a long work week, you will pop this video on to celebrate the start of the weekend!