Rebecca Black

  1. Weird

    We’re So, So Sorry: Rebecca Black’s “Saturday” Is A Real Song [VIDEO]

    Just when you'd gotten Rebecca Black's infernal "Friday" out of your head, she has returned to YouTube to continue her weekday-ruining reign of terror. "Saturday" is the spiritual successor to "Friday" in many ways - lyrically, visually, horrifically - and, ugh. Just, I don't know. Just watch it.

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  2. Entertainment

    Patrice Wilson, Rebecca Black’s Producer on “Friday,” Makes Direct Sequel to “Friday”

    When Rebecca Black hit the scene with her single "Friday," you probably remember the Internet, as well as yourself, flipping out at the ridiculousness of the song. Though she came under a decent amount of flack and the song rose to meteoric popularity because of how bad it is, her (currently former) producer, Patrice Wilson, took an equal amount, if not more, flack than the singer herself. You may remember Wilson as the guy in "Friday" who rapped in the car. Now, he's made a direct sequel to Black's "Friday." It is called "H.A.P.P.Y.," and it is about Saturday morning.

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  3. Tech

    YouTube Announces the 10 Most Popular Videos of 2011

    It's hard to imagine a world without YouTube, as the video sharing service has entirely changed how we take in content on these wide interwebs. That's why the service's year-end retrospective covering the most popular videos of 2011 is so fascinating, as it features many of the vital videos that came to define this year. And that's both a good and bad thing.

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  4. Entertainment

    Kohl’s Uses Rebecca Black’s “Friday” for Black Friday Commercial

    Black Friday is on the horizon, and in a somewhat clever pairing of words, Kohl's is using a parody of Rebecca Black's "Friday" in a commercial to promote their Black Friday sales. The ad features the above woman having waited in line "since yesterday," the main woman continually terrorizing an older woman, and what seems to be a Rebecca Black lookalike behind the main woman as she enters Kohl's for the first time. The commercial's song follows the same tune and rhythm, though the lyrics are replaced with Kohl's-centric lines. See the video of how a department store utilized Rebecca Black after the jump.

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  5. Entertainment

    Rebecca Black Just Keeps on Going With Her Third Single, “Person of Interest” [Video]

    Rebecca Black is back with her third single, "Person of Interest." Like with her second single, "My Moment," this single seems to be edging in the direction of regular, boring, teen pop. Sure, the song starts with the lyrics, "When I talk, you listen. I like that. When you listen, you smile and I like that," but the song is pretty standard for the teen pop music wave, and to be honest, I wouldn't be able to decipher the difference between this song and any Miley Cyrus song.

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  6. Entertainment

    Benni Cinkle, The Girl in Pink from Rebecca Black’s “Friday,” is Now Making Her Own Music Videos [Video]

    Benni Cinkle, otherwise known as the girl in pink who awkwardly dances through the sunroof of a limo in the music video for Rebecca Black's "Friday," is now making her own music videos. Presenting, "Can You See Me Now," featuring what seems to be bulimia and Cinkle as a giant butterfly.

    (Gawker via Viral Viral Videos)

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  7. Weird

    Rebecca Black’s “Friday” and the Nyan Cat Theme Mashed Up on Piano Actually Sound Good Together [Video]

    YouTube user lara6683, master of mixing classy instruments and video games, just became a master of mixing obnoxious memes, but making the result kind of good. Playing piano, she mixed Rebecca Black's infamous "Friday" and the Nyan Cat theme music, and, somehow, the resulting mashup is actually decent -- specifically, when the chorus of "Friday" hits.

    (via BuzzFeed)

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  8. Entertainment

    Rebecca Black’s New Music Video, “My Moment” [Video]

    YouTube may have been the best thing that ever happened to digital videos, but Rebecca Black was obviously the best thing that ever happened to YouTube (even though it was pulled down as it was climbing toward 200 million views), with her oddly mesmerizing song "Friday." Well, we now know what comes after Friday, and it isn't Saturday, even though she made it pretty clear that Saturday comes after. Ladies and gentleman, Rebecca Black's newest song, "My Moment." Not as ridiculous as "Friday," but pretty much what one would expect. Yeah, it's about her becoming famous.

    (via Michael van Poppel)

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  9. Entertainment

    Rebecca Black’s “Friday” Mysteriously Removed From YouTube

    Well, it looks like tomorrow is Saturday since Friday is no longer available. Good news if you're looking forward to the weekend. Rebecca Black stole our hearts by letting us know the order of the days of the week and asking us for seating advice, but now the fun fun fun fun is over and the 160 million hit video is nowhere to be found. YouTube is reluctant to say whether or not Miss Black herself had anything to do with the video's takedown, but reminds everyone that
    “YouTube takes copyright infringement very seriously. When we receive a complaint alleging that a video infringes another person or company’s copyrights, we remove that video. Users who believe that a video was removed in error can appeal the copyright takedown.”

    In the meantime, you'll just have to wait to see what day tomorrow actually is, then maybe write a song explaining it.

    (via Mashable)

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  10. Tech

    LulzSec Hacks Security Firm Black & Berg, Turns Down $10,000 Prize

    No reward necessary, the Lulz are enough. When cybersecurity consulting firm Black & Berg issued a challenge to hackers to change the picture on their website for a $10K reward and a position working with senior advisor Joe Black, LulzSec was more than happy to oblige. But LulzSec has said they won't be collecting the reward, leaving the message "Done, that was easy. Keep your money. We do it for the Lulz." on the Black & Berg homepage. Joe Black needn't worry about his reputation in light of the hack, as he is in good company with other LulzSec victims. The group also claims responsibility for hacks of PBS, Fox, a UK ATM, the television show X-Factor's contestant database, and InfraGuard (notable for its affiliation with the FBI) in addition to its highly publicized hack of Sony.

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  11. Entertainment

    “I Don’t Wanna Be a Crappy Housewife”; Or, Norway Gets Its Own Rebecca Black [Video]

    Blogs blogging about things just because they're "going viral" is always a little echo chambery, but in the case of Norwegian artist Tonje Langeteig, it is totally justified. Her song "I Don't Wanna Be a Crappy Housewife" has exploded on YouTube over the course of the past week, with over 1,500 "dislikes" versus 133 "likes" as of posting, drawing comparisons to stateside phenomenon Rebecca Black. The real question is: Which song has the better rap solo? (via BuzzFeed)

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  12. Entertainment

    Rebecca Black’s “Friday” Analyzed in Flowchart Form

    There have been many analyses of Rebecca Black's "Friday," (which is currently sitting at 89.8 million views on YouTube) but none have been as convenient as and hilarious as this extremely scientific flowchart. Head past the break to see the chart in full.

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  13. Entertainment

    Rebecca Black’s “Friday” Slowed Down 500%

    With Rebecca Black's seminal song about par-tee-in, "Friday," currently sitting at 65 million YouTube views and climbing, it was only a matter of time before the popular song was slowed down and released, as per the fun, fun, think-about fun, recent trend. Oddly enough, when "Friday" is slowed down about 500% of its normal speed, the result is actually kind of good. From a repeating ocean-waves-crashing-on-the-shore effect, to infamous Ark Music Factory CEO and rapper-about-buses, Patrice Wilson sounding like a ghost haunting a mansion trying to warn us of some kind of danger, the whole slowdown could easily play while the hero of a movie sacrifices his or herself to save the world.

    The slowdown was created with a program called PaulStretch, created by programmer Paul Nasca. The program isn't strictly something that simply elongates a song, as it takes very short pieces of music, mixes them up, then digitally rebuilds them and shoves them back into sequence.

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  14. Entertainment

    Rebecca Black’s “Friday” Goes Deathcore

    Today in remixes of Rebecca Black's "Friday" (now at 30 million YouTube views and counting): Metalhead Danny Dodge treats the instant classic to some deathcore/death metal riffs and roaring lyrics. The days of the week rundown is particularly good. (via LATFG)

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  15. Entertainment

    Viral Star Rebecca Black on Good Morning America

    It's #Friday, and you know what that means: Viral music video star Rebecca Black, whose 16 million-YouTube-hits-and-counting "Friday" has our staff far more obsessed than any group of twentysomethings should ever healthily be with a tween pop song, appeared on Good Morning America to discuss her unexpected celebrity. She seems like a nice, normal girl! And she doesn't sound like an Auto-Tuned Gorgon when they ask her to sing a few bars of the National Anthem. Still, the GMA interview is all kinds of strange, what with the interviewer reading her nasty Internet comments about her music and the anchors sagely observing that "Friday" is really bad, but "not the worst song ever." Also, 4chan is going to rage about Black's on-air entreaty to Justin Bieber to perform a duet with her. (Hey, she is a 13-year-old girl, after all.) Previously: Black's first interview since "Friday"-mania began.

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