'Worst pop song of all time' gets 10 mn YouTube hits
Friday, described as "the worst pop song of all time", has become a worldwide sensation, notching up 10 mn hits on YouTube and turning its 13-year-old performer into a star. But the singer Rebecca Black is unhappy over being "cyberbullied".music Updated: Mar 19, 2011 18:37 IST
, described as "the worst pop song of all time", has become a worldwide sensation, notching up 10 million hits on YouTube and turning its 13-year-old performer into a star.
reported Friday that Rebecca Black's song, with its robotic vocal delivery, is either a witty parody of saccharine teen-pop or a new low in manufactured song production.
is about the California girl's excitement at the impending weekend and became a sensation after she posted it on YouTube last month.
The media report said that the song got 10 million views and now jumped into the official iTunes download chart.
As a matter of fact, Black's name has even "out-trended" the Japanese earthquake on Twitter.
Most of the comments on the songs are not flattering.
slammed the song's "sub-par production values, grating hooks and extraordinarily stupid lyrics".
The chorus -
Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday/ Today is Friday, Friday (Partyin')/ Tomorrow is Saturday/And Sunday comes afterwards
- has led to YouTube parodies.
Black is the product of Hollywood company the Ark Music Factory, which charges parents a fee in return for the chance to turn their child into a star.
Rebecca herself is not amused by all the negative comments circulating onthe net. She confessed to
The Daily Beast
, "Those hurtful comments really shocked me. At times, it feels like I'm being cyberbullied."