Rebecca Black rocks
April 1, 2011 16 Comments
Oh my. You have to see this. (Or not, okay.) Not just because it’s a catchy tune, and because the lyrics might have been truly brilliant caricature (but for their authorship by 13-year-old Rebecca Black), and because it’s the purest, crystalline crack Pop imaginable — but because it’s… the word slips from me with the slow ooze of amazement… controversial.
Can you dig it? Wait, damn, I mean, are you down with it? I mean, is Becca dope or what?
Well, the internet sensation (43 gazillion hits as of, hello?! yesterday) did it flying solo (outstanding), and some like it and some like it not. To be sure, some need their pop more difficult and profound.
Veteran pop singer Miley Cyrus, who turned 18 last November (and let’s be real, five years is an E-Ter-Nity in the teens), and who does not lip-sync, says, “it should be harder to be an artist. You shouldn’t just be able to put a song on YouTube and go out on tour.”
Artist?? But… never mind.
Lady Gaga disagrees. “I say Rebecca Black is a genius and that anybody telling her she’s cheesy is full of s—.”
Genius?? But… never mind.
Simon (Cowell) says, “I love her [and] the fact that she’s gotten so much publicity. People are so upset about the song, but I think it’s hysterical. I want to meet her. Anyone who can create this much controversy within a week, I want to meet. I love people like that.”
Oh yes, the debate rages. Oh my.
UPDATE: Rebecca Black reveals the hidden meaning of her song. (Don’t pretend you didn’t suspect multiple layers!)
UPDATE (Fri., April 8, 2011): Steven Colbert performs “Friday” for charity. The spin-off hilarity alone should earn Rebecca a Grammy.