Rebecca Black Drops Remix of ‘Friday’ On Its 10th Anniversary
Everybody remembers the iconic song “Friday” released by Rebecca Black. If you need proof that time is flying by, the song is now ten years old! Rebecca is still made fun of, for her singing voice and for the lyrics of the song, but it’s still pretty catchy to this day. To celebrate the ten years, she dropped a Remix featuring Big Freedia, 3OH!3, and Dorian Electra.
Rebecca Black Drops ‘Friday’ Remix on a Wednesday
Fans are delighted to hear the remix but are wondering why the song is out on Wednesday. The reason it’s out on a Wednesday instead of Friday is that the song’s anniversary is Wednesday, February 10th. The remix already has thousands of views and features a group we haven’t heard of in a while, 3OH!3. The duo also has huge throwbacks from around the time as “Friday”. Their popular hits include “Don’t Trust Me”, “My First Kiss” and “Blah Blah Blah” featuring Ke$ha.
Rebecca following the drop of “Friday” becomes an instant star, Katy Perry even features her in her music video “Last Friday Night” and they become good friends. Even though Rebecca is an overnight star the young singer admits she is a victim of online bullying.
She writes in her essay “What I Learned from Being a Target of Internet Hate at Age 13” for NBC News. “People were writing things all over the internet, on social media and they were laughing at me on TV shows, and making fun of me in YouTube videos. It was open season and I was the target. The fact that there was a human, a person — a 13-year-old girl — on the other side of the screen seemingly escaped so many people’s attention.” she writes.
Being bullied at such a young age took a toll on the singer but she doesn’t let it kill her dreams. At age 20, she auditions for the new show The Four. This is a singing competition where four singers are challenged every week by new talent and have to defend their spot. Megan Trainer who is a judge on the show recognizes her right away, “Oh my god, you’re Rebecca Black!” She says.
Rebecca wants to prove to those who bullied her that she actually is an amazing singer. Auditioning with “Bye Bye Bye” by the Backstreet Boys she shows off her vocals. The judges and audience are in shock at how much her voice has improved. Despite impressing everyone, she doesn’t get to continue in the show. She battles James Graham for his chair but the judges decide to keep him instead.
Rebecca Releases Music After Coming Out as Queer
Rebecca two years after The Four drops her new song “Girlfriend.” In the video, she is seen rocking beautiful blue hair in an 80’s style outfit. In the song, she sings about getting back together with her girlfriend. The song comes right in time as Rebecca announces herself as queer on the Dating Straight podcast, where she admits that her last breakup was with a woman.
“Every day is different, it’s something that over the past few years I’ve obviously been having a lot of conversations with myself about. To me, the word ‘queer’ feels really nice. I have dated a lot of different types of people, and I just don’t really know what the future holds. Some days, I feel a little more on the ‘gay’ side than others.” she says.
Rebecca Black will always be super famous to us for that iconic “Friday” song, despite what people say it’s still a part of our teenage/ young adult years! If you’re feeling nostalgic watch the video below.