Rebecca Black


Who is Rebecca Black?

Rebecca Black is a thirteen year old who recorded the song Friday with Ark Music Factory.The music video was posted on YouTube in early February 2011. After it caught the attention of some bloggers and the media it quickly went viral. By March 18, 2011 the video had over 16 million hits on YouTube. 1 2 By March 21, 2011 the video had over 22 million hits. The song also made the top 100 songs in itunes.3

The video shows Rebecca going through a typical Friday. She gets up, and goes to the bus stop. There are many scenes that feature her and her friends driving around in a convertible. It also shows scenes of Rebecca and her friends at a party.

Media Response

Many people have openly mocked the song. Some of the comments have been about the lyrics, but some people have targeted Rebecca specifically. They have left cruel comments and messages for Rebecca, some people have even suggested she should die. 4 Rebecca has stated that "At times, it feels like I'm being cyberbullied." However she also said that while people have made her feel bad, she doesn't want to give in to the bullies or take the video off YouTube. Although many have criticized her video she still feels it is an accomplishment.

Rebecca won the Teen Choice Awards for Best Web Star. 5

Rebecca also appeared in one of Katy Perry's concerts and sang "Friday" with her. Also, Katy Perry recently released a music video for her song, "Last Friday Night" - Rebecca Black plays a prominent character in Perry's music video.  Since then, she has also recorded and released a song called: "My Moment".  It's lyrics will be listed as well.  The comments on this video have been a lot less cruel, and due to it's higher quality, a lot of comments have blamed it on "auto-tune".  However, this song is directed to the haters, and the majority of it's comments are supportive.

Friday Lyrics

Here are the Lyrics to Friday, Rebecca's song that went viral: 6 Ark Music Factory wrote the lyrics to Friday. 7

7am, waking up in the morning/ Gotta be fresh, gotta go downstairs/ Gotta have my bowl/ gotta have cereal/ Seein’ everything/ the time is goin’, Tickin’ on and on, everybody’s rushin’/ Gotta get down to the bus stop/ Gotta catch my bus/ I see my friends (My friends)

Kickin’ in the front seat/ Sittin’ in the back seat/ Gotta make my mind up/ Which seat can I take?

Chorus:It’s Friday, Friday/ Gotta get down on Friday/ Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend/ Friday, Friday/ Gettin’ down on Friday/ Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend

Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)/ Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)/ Fun, fun, fun, fun/ Lookin’ forward to the weekend

[Verse 2]

7:45, we’re drivin’ on the highway/ Cruisin’ so fast, I want time to fly/ Fun, fun, think about fun/ You know what it is/ I got this, you got this/ My friend is by my right/ I got this, you got this/ Now you know it

Kickin’ in the front seat/ Sittin’ in the back seat/ Gotta make my mind up/ Which seat can I take?

[Chorus]

Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)/ Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)/ Fun, fun, fun, fun/ Lookin’ forward to the weekend

[Bridge]

Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday/ Today i-is Friday, Friday (Partyin’)/ We-we-we so excited/ We so excited/ We gonna have a ball today

Tomorrow is Saturday/ And Sunday comes after...wards/ I don’t want this weekend to end

[Rap Verse]

R-B, Rebecca Black/ So chillin’ in the front seat (In the front seat)/ In the back seat (In the back seat)I’m drivin’, cruisin’ (Yeah, yeah)/ Fast lanes, switchin’ lanes/ Wit’ a car up on my side (Woo!)/ (C’mon) Passin’ by is a school bus in front of me/ Makes tick tock, tick tock, wanna scream/ Check my time, it’s Friday, it’s a weekend/ We gonna have fun, c’mon, c’mon, y’all

[Chorus]

Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)/ Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)/ Fun, fun, fun, fun/ Lookin’ forward to the weekend

It’s Friday, Friday/ Gotta get down on Friday/ Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend/ Friday, Friday/ Gettin’ down on Friday/ Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend

Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)/ Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)/ Fun, fun, fun, fun/ Lookin’ forward to the weekend

 

My Moment Lyrics

Were you the one who said that I would be nothing
Well, I'm about to prove you wrong
I'm not the only one who believes in something
My one wish is about to come true
 
I'm not stopping for you
No matter what you do
I'll just keep on dreaming
My head up in the clouds when nobody is around to see...
 
[Chorus]
This is my moment, my moment
It's my time, flying high, lime, mine
Feels like my moment, my moment
I've waited for so long
But now everybody knows this is my moment, my moment
 
It's my time, flying high, lime, mine
Feels like my moment, my moment
I've waited for so long
But now everybody knows this is my moment, my moment
 
[Rebecca Black]
You knew it all along, I was afraid of you
I thought I couldn't be myself
You tried to be my friend
But I wouldn't let you
Remember what you said
Don't miss out on your chance
Your life is in your hands
So take it just as far as you can
But trusting in youself, forget everyone else
Believe...
 
[Chorus]
This is my moment, my moment
It's my time, flying high, lime, mine
Feels like my moment, my moment
I've waited for so long
But now everybody knows this is my moment, my moment
 
It's my time, flying high, lime, mine
Feels like my moment, my moment
I've waited for so long
But now everybody knows
 
[Bridge]
Haters, said I'll see you later
Can't talk to you right now
I'm getting my paper
Said I'm doing big things
Things you never dreamed of
I hope you are happy cause I'm 'bout to blow up
 
[Chorus]
This is my moment, my moment
It's my time, flying high, lime, mine
Feels like my moment, my moment
I've waited for so long
But now everybody knows this is my moment, my moment
 
It's my time, flying high, lime, mine
Feels like my moment, my moment
I've waited for so long
But now everybody knows this is my moment, my moment

Concerns for Parents

  • The music video for this song is pretty tame, but there are many spin offs and covers that may have different material. Be careful if you are looking for links to the music video.
  • The comments about this video are often extremely mean and cruel toward Rebecca. They often criticize the lyrics of Friday or Rebecca as a performer.The comments may also contain profanity or crude language.
  • Katy Perry's video "Last Friday Night" in which Rebecca Black appears contains some language and many adult themes, including excessive alcohol consumption.