It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly a decade since Rebecca Black first dropped “Friday”, a song featuring deep, soul-searching lyrics, the likes of “Gotta get down to the bus stop / Gotta catch my bus” and “Lookin' forward to the weekend / It's Friday, Friday.”
But despite how much time has passed, fans apparently still can’t get enough of the catchy tune, recently begging Rebecca to record a TikTok version of it.
“Okay! Okay!” Rebecca Black said in a clip shared last week. “But only because you asked nicely,” she continued before launching into an acoustic, ukulele-accompanied version of "Friday" that’s surprisingly… amazing? And not in an ironic way.
If you remember, "Friday" became a viral hit back in 2011 with people cruelling calling it “bizarre” and dubbing it “the worst song ever”. Rebecca was just 13 at the time. Fast forward to February of this year and the now 23-year-old opened up about the mental health issues she faced in the years following.
In an Instagram post, she wrote: "[Nine] years ago today a music video for a song called 'Friday' was uploaded to the internet. Above all things, I just wish I could go back and talk to my 13-year-old self who was terribly ashamed of herself and afraid of the world."
"To my 15-year-old self who felt like she had nobody to talk to about the depression she faced. To my 17-year-old self who would get to school only to get food thrown at her and her friends. To my 19-year-old self who had almost every producer/songwriter tell me they'd never work with me.”
Ten years later and still making headlines for her music? We're pretty confident she's having the last laugh now.
Without further ado, "Friday", acoustic-style:
Main Image Credit: "Friday", Rebecca Black