Friday, April 22, 2011

That "Friday" song: what in the hell is going on?



A month ago, my daughters showed me this. It was three days after it came out. It already had 12 million views.

A few weeks later, I was shooting at a Porsche dealership, and five people were gathered around an iPhone, watching it. At a place that sells $100,000 cars.

Today, I saw it's up to 119 million hits.

I'm not going to say this is a sign of the apocalypse. I just don't get it. I mean, it's a bad song, cheesy video, inane lyrics. But 119 million hits?

It's too big for me to wrap my head around. The enormity of it is crushing me. I'm a speck in the universe. I am but a shell of a man. I am Brundlefly and Rebecca Black is a big gigantic rock.

5 comments:

Jamie Berger said...

Damn, I must really be out of it. I had no idea that this video and song existed until now. And I did not know that kids are still Getting Down on the weekend.

They really should wear their seat belts if they are going to be Kicking It in the car like that.

Party Down Dude, Tomorrow is Saturday.

Robert said...

The appeal is like watching a train wreck. "It's so bad, it's good." You should really check out the parody explanation video she's done. Worth seeing.

Patrick Scullin said...

Proof that modern life is little more than a freak show. We're all looking for the next attraction, such as it is.

G.D. said...

Also well-worth viewing is the performance of the song by Stephen Colbert on Jimmy Fallon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLAMhTorPCk

G.D. said...

You're alive from the tornadoes, Pat?