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Decoder Ring

Gotta Get Down on Friday

44:53 | May 11th

5 recommendations
Rebecca Black's music video for Friday was Youtube's most watched video of 2011, thrusting the thirteen-year-old Rebecca into a very harsh spotlight. Dubbed "The Worst Music Video Ever Made" Friday wa...Show More

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podcastplaylist recommended:Jul 13th

Rebecca Black's music video for Friday was YouTube's most watched video of 2011, thrusting the 13-year-old Rebecca into a very harsh spotlight. In this episode, we meet the man behind the so-bad-it's-good viral hit, Friday — by Rebecca Black.

epekilis recommended:Jul 4th

Totally relate to this episode. My daughter and her friends roundly mocked this song, as well as a similar tune called “Sweatshirt” by a very young boy named Jacob Sartorius. And yes, I thought it was catchy even if the words were inane. Pop songs frequently have silly lyrics; this didn’t seem wor...Show More

I thought this episode was:

💛 Honest

rmmiller364Jul 4th

@epekilis yes to your comment about most pop songs having silly lyrics! Especially those written by ubiquitous Scandinavian writers like Max Martin. He wrote both “Baby One More Time” for Britney Spears and “I Want It That Way” for the Backstreet Boys and those songs make no sense at all (they’re st...Show More

mmJul 4th

@rmmiller364 @epekilis I just watched the music video on YouTube and the 2020 comments are pretty funny.

epekilisJul 6th

@rmmiller364 and let’s not forget “What Does The Fox Say”. Huge favourite of my daughter and her tribe. She keeps me young:)

rmmiller364 recommended:Jul 3rd

This is the perfect subject for an episode of Decoder Ring. I have to admit that when Friday came out, I actually really liked it, but would never have admitted it. I liked how joyful and campy it was. I also LOVE the Colbert/Fallon performance of it: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xhxsg1. It’s i...Show More

I thought this episode was:

😊 Delightful
💯 A must listen
🤔 Thought-provoking

mmJul 3rd

@rmmiller364 omg the video!!! Fallon’s robotic dance moves, the guy being rolled out with the car door, and the random bee keeper 🤣🤣🤣

rmmiller364Jul 3rd

@mm it’s so fun!

mm recommended:Jun 30th

Friday! Friday! Gotta Get Down on Friday! Totally underrated song. Learn something about the Youtube music video everyone hated in 2011 (when Youtube was just 6!) and where Rebecca Black is now!

I thought this episode was:

😊 Delightful
💛 Honest
💡 Educational
🧐 Intriguing

phocks recommended:Jun 29th

I still remember when I first heard this song and saw the video. Iconic. Great episode that digs deep into the history of Friday!

I thought this episode was:

😊 Delightful
💪 Inspirational
💯 A must listen
🥺 Nostalgic
🕵️‍ Well-researched

mmJun 30th

!!! Everyone made fun of her but now everyone sings her song!!!