YouTube star Rebecca Black has released a follow up tune to her now infamous âFridayâ and itâs called (youâll never guess) – âSaturdayâ.
The 16-year-old Rebecca Black emerged on the music scene in 2011 with her debut single ‘Friday’. Her music video was a viral sensation with receiving over millions of hit son YouTube but garnered great amounts of criticism. Some even considered her catchy and obnoxious pop song to be the worst song and video ever made.
In âFriday,â Black famously describes the order of the days of the week â âTomorrow is Saturday,â she sings, âand Sunday comes afterwardsâ. However, she never really explains what happens after all the crazy partying of the beginning of the weekend. Well, thatâs until now.
In the official video for the song, Black and her friends are cleaning up after an evening spent partying, dealing with tossed-away solo cups, passed-out pals and a poker set.
Following up on the chorus from âFriday,â where Black trumpets, âEverybody’s looking forward to the weekend,â her new song features the tagline, âI don’t want this Saturday to end.â In the new hit, the now 16 year-old sings, âThis Saturday, we gon’ party all night/One we will remember for the rest of our lives/This Saturday, we gon’ do it bigger than we ever have before, I don’t want this Saturday to end.â
The video for Saturday is filled with comic references to Blackâs debut, including writing the word ‘fun’ on a sleeping guy’s face, eating from a bowl of cereal that has “gotta have my bowl” written on its side, and a car scene during which she sits in the front seat; our girl’s all grown up and has finally decided which seat she can take.
Fellow YouTube star Dave Days, who assisted in Black covering Rihanna’s ‘Stay’ earlier this year, joins the fray as well as a Miley Cyrus impersonator, to portray the wild antics of Saturday night’s house party.
Black gave fans a teaser last weekend on Twitter, telling her million-plus followers to keep an eye out for a new video coming Saturday instead of Friday, which is her usual release date.
The singer wrote in her Twitter: âYOOOOO EVERYONE! This week’s video on my channel will actually be up SATURDAY instead of Friday. This one’s gonna blow your minds ;)â
The video had fewer than 60,000 YouTube views Saturday afternoon just a few hours after launch. “Friday,” which debuted in the fall of 2011, has accumulated more than 61 million views.
Black had a troubled time around the release of ‘Friday’ in 2011, and was forced to leave high school and have lessons at home after suffering bullying from her classmates. At the time,Â ABC NewsÂ reported that her classmates would persistently sing the lyrics toÂ ‘Friday’Â to her whenever she walked by and even had the cheek to ask her what day it was.
She said of the ‘bullying’: “When I walk by they’ll start singing ‘Friday’ in a really nasally voice. Or, you know, they’ll be like, ‘Oh hey, Rebecca, guess what day it is?'”
Black’s mother has also said that home schooling will give her daughter more time to focus on her career and that the family have also hired a bodyguard to protect her safety. The singer also said she had always wanted to famous, admitting, “I was one of those little girls who practiced signing autographs since I was five years old.”