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March 25, 2011

Same garbage, different dump

In case you haven’t heard, a 13-year old girl in California named Rebecca Black recorded a video for a song called “Friday.” The song went viral as “the worst song ever made” and though she didn’t write it, she collected most of the scorn (and fame) when it became an internet sensation. Is the song bad? Sure. Listen for yourself:

Does it sound all that different from Avril/Britney/Miley or some combination thereof? I don’t think so. In fact, if the lyrics were a little darker she might be an indie sensation. I finally realized today who I was reminded of when heard Rebecca Black’s inane lyrics: Juliana Hatfield, indie rock legend:

Am I right?

Posted by Karol at 06:50 PM |
Comments

Her voice is annoying, but good luck to her. There’s always the off switch.
Have you heard Shatner’s version of Common People?

Posted by: Capt. Oilybird at March 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Ha, yes, I actually liked it.

Posted by: Karol at March 27, 2011 at 9:01 pm

She’s the one who would have taken me to my first all-ages show!

Rage against the machine, sister.

FWIW-and don’t take this as a slight against Mr. Cocker-The Shat and Joe Jackson own that song. It’s one of those covers that transcends the original by miles.

Posted by: Gerard at March 28, 2011 at 3:02 am

Only because it gets more hilarious the more people cover it!

Posted by: Karol at March 28, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Has anyone seen Jarvis do ‘2 little boys’ as Rolf Harris? Gold

Posted by: Capt. Oilybird at March 28, 2011 at 8:08 pm

I kind of like it!

Posted by: Bill at March 30, 2011 at 1:57 pm

You are wrong! I like Juliana Hatfield. How dare you compare the two of them!

Posted by: VinNay at March 31, 2011 at 11:00 pm

I like her.
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Posted by: newgolfdiscount at March 31, 2011 at 11:52 pm

I just heard the My Chemical Romance cover of Common people. Another good version.

Posted by: Capt. Oilybird at April 1, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I thought the video was well done and she sounds just about like every other teeny bopper singer. Not what I generally listen to, but I kind of liked it. I didn’t see any cause for outright scorn. Except possibly jealousy.

Miley Cyrus was talking smack about her, saying she hadn’t earned a singing career. Coming from a spoiled brat who came to fame because she was marketed by Disney. What long musical career experience/chops did Miley put in before Hannah Montana?

I’m all for anyone who makes an effort and gets a break.

Posted by: Dianne at April 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Me too. There’s no such thing as “the worst song ever written.” There’s always something worse. The Insane Clown Posse came close to all-time worst with “Miracles,” but even that’s enjoyable in an unintentionally hilarious way. And so is “Friday.” It’s like an even dumber take on Britney Spears’ first two albums, with slapdash lyrics by whomever wrote the words to LFO’s “Summer Girls.”

Posted by: mike at April 1, 2011 at 2:54 pm

I just heard the My Chemical Romance cover of Common people. Another good version.

Meh.

Posted by: Gerard at April 1, 2011 at 10:11 pm

re Miley, her dad having an achy breaky heart didn’t hurt her either. Didn’t some guy ask for Billy Ray to be played at his execution, but only after sparky had been cranked up?

Posted by: Capt. Oilybird at April 2, 2011 at 9:20 pm
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