Perhaps you finally purged Rebecca Black’s autotuned 2011 music video, Friday, from your memory. Sadly, the autotuning is back, because last weekend the now 16-year-old Black released her new music video apply titled Saturday, where she joins with YouTube personality Dave Days to endlessly barrage us with the lyrics:
It’s Saturday we goin party all night
One we will remember for the rest of our lives
This Saturday we goin do it bigger than we ever have before
I don’t want this Saturday to end
I don’t know what’s worse, the fact that the video starts like Katy Perry’s 2011 hit Last Friday Night (waking up hung over wondering what happened the night before), or that it ends like a PG version of Miley’s 2013 summer hit We Can’t Stop.
Take a peek for yourself:
Most of us agree with her line, “…trying to get Friday out of my head.”
What will kids see from this video? After all, the word is out and most kids will click to see the video this week. It’s only been a few days and it already has over 10 million views.
I think you’ll find Black’s newest video a mixed bag of nuts. In many of the moments she’s just having some good clean fun with friends, hanging at the beach, and skating… but then they end up at a party where everyone has a red solo cup in their hands and the evening digresses.
Big deal, or not?
I guess it’s up to you to decide if it’s no big deal when 16-year-olds “party.” Just read the whole story first.
Comparing this music video to mainstream artists like Miley or Nicki Minaj, this is child’s play, much like Selena and Miley once were. So yes, I’m glad that Rebecca keeps her clothes on more than the pop stars she’s emulating, but when you compare her previous Friday video to the Saturday video, you can’t help but fear the evolution that’s taking place and wonder what’s next (a la Miley).
Personally, I hope she ends up in church in her Sunday music video rethinking her weekend partying.
For a more depressing look at what our culture has become, take a look at some of the comments the video has generated on its YouTube page. I don’t like the video either… but some of these comments are brutal. Wow!
What does this video and these comments tell us about youth culture today?