(Credit: Rebecca Black/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET)
Where were you when you first heard “Friday”?
Were you at the office, fiddling with a spreadsheet, when the divine autotones of Rebecca Black brightened up your day?
Were you at a party hoping, wishing that something would go right for once?
Or were you one of those menacing, envious souls who, the minute you heard it, decided to post some nasty comment online to show just how phenomenally big you are?
Black recorded the song when she was 13. Despite it being an iTunes hit, she was subjected to some of the vilest online abuse imaginable.
In truth, there was nothing so bad about the song that isn’t so bad about a thousand cheery anthems to freedom, justice, and the American way.
Somehow the Internet’s mob decided that she should be the target.
Sensibly, Black let her Web fame die down. However, this weekend she is back with a follow-up song. You will be stunned into a life of dizzy silence when I tell you the new song is called “Saturday.”