This week, ten years ago, the world was greeted with a smiling, vacant-eyed high-schooler reminding us of the joys of the weekend. Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’, her tour de force was predictably eviscerated for a multitude of faults—gratuitous auto-tune as Rebecca narrated her morning routine, getting picked up by her friends and a strange driver (played by Patrice Wilson, also one of the song’s producers) who decides it would be a great idea to drop a verse. As people hate-watched, shared the misery and inevitably sang along, the song gained virality back when it actually meant something.
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