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'Worst pop song of all time' gets 10 mn YouTube hits

music Updated: Mar 19, 2011 18:37 IST

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, 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.

The Independent

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.

The song


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.

Rolling Stone

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."