Is This The Worst Song Ever?
So many people are gettin’ down on this girl as one of the worst songs ever, but 2.2 million people have been watching.
The video got its first big promotion, perhaps not coincidentally, last Friday, when Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 blog posted it under the headline “Songwriting Isn’t For Everyone.” And that was all it took. By the weekend’s end, “Friday” had been Tumblr’d, Facebooked, blogged, and tweeted by countless baffled viewers–and dozens of covers and parodies had popped up on YouTube as well, including an amusingly Dylanesque one.
The virality of “Friday,” a wannabe weekend-party anthem for the new generation, had nothing to with the song being any good, Rebecca being particularly attractive or gifted, or even with the fact that it was, well, the weekend. It’s simply because it was so unbelievably BAD.