It’s Friday, Friday, and here’s Rebecca Black’s Friday 10th Anniversary Remix
Ah, 2011, somehow you seem like a century ago instead of ten years ago. It was the year Charlie Sheen “won”, Adele was rolling in the depths, Kim Kardashian ended her 72 day marriage to Kris Humphries, Beyonce announced her pregnancy and Kate and Wills’ royal wedding took place, with Kate Sister Pippa’s rear plays a disproportionate role. And in February 2011, a 13-year-old girl named Rebecca Black released a music video,and give the best day of the week an irresistible earworm.
Black’s hit song originated when her family paid $ 4,000 to make the video as a birthday present. But really, it was a gift for all of us, unwrapping words like “I must have my bowl, I must have cereal” and “tomorrow is Saturday, and Sunday comes after the wurrrrrrrrrrds”. The video now has 149 million views on YouTube.
Now Black is 23, and this week she released a remix of the song that couldn’t be further from the innocent and sweetly goofy original. The remix features rapper Big Freedia, singer Dorian Electra and electronic music duo 3OH! 3 joining Black, who sports a tight black outfit, dagger-shaped nails, spiked collar and cuffs and a long black and blue braid. The video itself includes an automatically tuned but still recognizable version of Friday, with images from the original song layered over a modern update and full of memes from the video.
The 10th anniversary remix is also timely. February 8, Original Friday was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, having sold over 500,000 units.
The remix has gained over a million views in just over a day. It’s not yet the home territory of Friday, but everyone is looking forward to the weekend.