Gotta Get Down on Friday
44:53 | May 11th
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
@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
@rmmiller364 @epekilis I just watched the music video on YouTube and the 2020 comments are pretty funny.
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
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!