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Rebecca Black releases tenth anniversary all-star remix of Friday

By | Published on Wednesday 10 February 2021

Rebecca Black

It’s a momentous day, everyone. It’s exactly ten years since Rebecca Black’s classic single ‘Friday’ was first released. And exactly (give or take a few weeks) ten years since the internet went wild for it. To mark this big milestone, Black has managed to round up Dorian Electra, 3OH!3, Big Freedia and 100gecs’ Dylan Brady for a big old remix of the track.

“I’d had the idea to do this remix of ‘Friday’ for years leading up to now, but honestly it was also mildly insane for me to think anyone else would want to be a part of it”, says Black. “As I started talking about it with other artists and producers, I couldn’t believe how stoked people were about it. I am THRILLED to have some of my favourite artists – and people – as a part of this moment”.

‘Friday’, of course, went viral in 2011, after being declared the worst song of all time. It was created by a now-defunct company called Ark Music Factory, which basically took money from rich parents in order for their children to record a song and make a music video.

The intention was never to make them famous, but – once it had been posted to YouTube – the poor quality of the work coupled with the infuriating catchiness of ‘Friday’ was enough to make it, for a brief time, the most talked about song in the world.

Black has continued to release music over the last decade, although has never matched the success of that first track – only coming even vaguely close with a sequel song called ‘Saturday’ in 2013. She has, nonetheless, maintained a profile as a YouTuber and media personality.

Listen to the new ‘Friday’ remix here:

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