->"''It's Fry-ee-day, Fry-ee-day, gotta get down on Fry-ee-day...''"
-->-- '''Rebecca Black'''

"Friday", performed by Music/RebeccaBlack, is a pop song which went viral in March of 2011. The song is about a girl celebrating the fact that it's Friday. [[MundaneMadeAwesome And eating cereal. And choosing between the front and back seats of her friends' car when there's only a seat in the back open.]] And [[DaysOfTheWeekSong listing the days of the week]], before [[AWildRapperAppears some random guy starts rapping about passing a school bus]].

We'd say ItMakesSenseInContext, [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext but it doesn't]].

Originally the obscure product of a [[VanityPublishing Vanity Studio]] called ARK Music Factory, the song became viral due to its [[EarWorm infectious beat]], gratuitous abuse of AutoTune that isn't enough to hide a mind-numbingly bland melody, and amusing lyrics, all ARK Music Factory's own fault.

The original video has been taken down from Website/YouTube on June-July 2011 due to a copyright claim by Rebecca Black herself. As of 16 September 2011 (a Friday, appropriately), the video [[HesBack is back]] on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0 Rebecca Black's Official YouTube Channel]].

Not to be confused with the several other things called {{Friday}}, or "Last Friday Night" by Music/KatyPerry, whose video features Black.

!!Tropes associated with this song:

* AbortedArc: {{Enforced|Trope}}: Rebecca's quest to catch the bus ends around 2 seconds in, when her friends show up in a car. She later said that there wasn't enough money to rent a bus for the video.
* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle:
** Happens with a few words, in particular "Par-tee-ing"
** "Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereAL"
** "Tomorrow is Sat-UR-day, and Sunday comes afterWAAAAAARDS"
* AscendedExtra: Benni Cinkle, the girl in pink/friend on the right [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHuNeKkVcIk has a couple of]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH_RpBef_5E songs out too.]]
%%* AutoTune: Extensively.
* AWildRapperAppears: Patrice Wilson's bridge that comes out of nowhere.
* CaptainObvious: "Tomorrow is Saturday... And Sunday comes after...wards."
* CarloadOfCoolKids: The kids are driving down the road in a [[http://imgur.com/oFJriu4 convertible, complete with passengers sitting on the rear deck, going to a party.]]
* ConflictingLoyalty: The back seat, or the front seat? Which seat will she take? Which group of friends will she align herself with? [[spoiler: She picks the back seat]]. [[ForegoneConclusion It is made redundant]] when you realise that all the front seats are full - the only seat she can actually take is in the back.
* DancingOnABus: Rebecca and her unamed friends dance in the car (not a bus) despite the car moving quickly.
* DaysOfTheWeekSong: "Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday, to-day it is Friday, Friday [...] Tomorrow is Saturday, and Sunday comes afterwards..."
%%* DooWopProgression
* EpilepticFlashingLights: Happens near the end at the "rave party".
* ForegoneConclusion: There is only a seat open in the back of her friends' car, so the choice between front and back is easy.
* GagDub: Music/BadLipReading did a GagDub of "Friday" called "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GaKaGwch0U Gang Fight]]" which made it less about fun and more about gang warfare... and chicken.
* InTheStyleOf:
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFkNhJLejZw rap remix.]]
** And the Music/BobDylan [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FISHEO3gsM cover.]]
** Similarly, Music/TheDoors' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_bPsmXg-BM version.]]
** Can't forget the Music/MeatLoaf [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/81ff72e5e2/rebecca-black-friday-meat-loaf-version cover.]]
** Done by Rebecca herself with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CBzT2pv1Jc acoustic version]], which is basically "Friday" [[SofterAndSlowerCover as an inspirational ballad]].
** Music/TheMidnightBeast did an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGslnol566I acoustic cover]] as well. They did it as a straight cover, but called it a parody anyway, because in Stefan's words, "the lyrics are funny enough."
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxleH60hDJY This]] TrueArtIsAngsty take. It [[TheCoverChangesTheMeaning twists the meaning]], featuring a lot of LyricalDissonance.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AcYsHkV6n4 The "In Hell" Cynical Mass Remix.]]
** [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xhxsg1_stephen-colbert-and-jimmy-fallon-friday_fun This]] redux, with Creator/StephenColbert's best Music/JohnnyCash impression, Creator/JimmyFallon on autotune, and generally soaked in MundaneMadeAwesome. Oh, and [[Series/AmericanIdol Taylor Hicks]].
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWv1ut-zcCY&feature=related Crash City]] version.
** Apparently, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xXlUTW2eVQ&feature=player_embedded Fanny Goldberg]] sang this in 1932.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP887IpQL00 orchestral]] version.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiTFiRb_K8k screamo]] version, as well as the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi00ykRg_5c deathcore]].
** A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw8IEd3LDzg contemplative ballad]] by a guy with a(n epic) mullet.
** The aptly named [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rv1BZcksIc&feature=related EPIC EDITION.]]
** The Creator/ChristopherWalken [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzfQwXEqYaI version.]]
** There's also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S255iJ9nlvc&feature=player_embedded a version that only edited the music video]] but it's still extremely funny.
** Music/AmandaPalmer's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrsY3i-JzM0 "Friday, told from the viewpoint of a truck-stop hooker."]]
** Music/KatyPerry's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM51ANnSgsU cover.]]
** ''Series/{{Glee}}'s'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey-VNes5YQs version]]
** And, in order to celebrate the Rapture, we present [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO1bT6RArjc Doomsday]]!
** Alex Carpenter's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhrNoJoSDk4 cover.]]
** Now slowed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1M5Q3onsX4&feature=related 5x.]]
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qerl2cc53A 8-Bit version]].
** Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses [[http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/fridaymusicvid-5300656 version]]
** In honor of Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvgVMecNp0c Harry Potter version]]
*** A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcJ8-qMd400 Ravenclaw-specific]] version.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG4zSd8H-fs Polka version,]] first heard in the WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic AbridgedSeries "WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft".
** The obligatory [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXbmeEKTnBE Team Fortress 2 version]]. Complete with its own [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaWDUUC9Lj0 Music Video]].[[note]]Well part of one, anyway...[[/note]]
** The [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uPEzNRN5_0 Version]]
** Music/RichardCheese did a cover. FUN. FUN. FFUN. FFUN.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjpn5x8oDGc]]
** Now used in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMH6d4Adm9U a commercial]] for Kohl's.
** [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Yukku Reimu's]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf9FRmh9ZpE version.]]
* LiteralMusicVideo: "Friday" is about the day of the week, Friday.
* MissedTheBus: This appears to create the main source of tension in the narrative, [[SubvertedTrope before Rebecca's friends arrive in their car.]]
* MorningRoutine: "7am, waking up in the morning/ Gotta be fresh, gotta go downstairs/ Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereal."
* MundaneMadeAwesome: It's FRIDAY!!!
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: When she says "my friend is by my right," she's sitting between two girls.
* PoesLaw: No less than [[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/why-rebecca-blacks-much-mocked-viral-hit-friday-is-actually-good-20110315 Rolling Stone]] opined, "If the video was intended to be a parody of teen pop convention, it would be on par with some of the best ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive SNL]]'' Digital Shorts by [[Music/TheLonelyIsland Lonely Island]]."
* RandomEventsPlot: Of the more mundane variety. A daily morning routine followed by missing the bus, getting a ride from her friends, then throwing a party. With [[AWildRapperAppears a random rapper interrupting]] to talk about cruising and how a school bus is passing him by.
* ShamelessSelfPromoter: The first line in the song is "Yeah... Ar-Ar-Ar-Ar-Ar- ARK!" That is, ARK, as in the record label.
* ShoutOut: The calendar in the opening has a few references to other [[DaysOfTheWeekSong songs associated with days of the week]], such as "Pleasant Valley Sunday" and "Manic Monday".
* ShowDontTell: There is no bowl, cereal or school bus to be found, despite being mentioned.
%%* TVTeen
* WakeupMakeup: Rebecca wakes up in full makeup.
* WeirdMoon: What is with that moon? It almost doesn't look real. [[ArtisticLicenseAstronomy Oh yeah, it's upside down!]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Her male friends mysteriously disappear from the car and are replaced in a later shot by two females.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: ARK Music Factory co-founder Patrice Wilson, thanks to growing up in Africa, moving to Eastern Europe as a teenager, and moving to the US as an adult.
* WildTeenParty: Subverted, despite what the song promises, there is no such thing.
* WordSaladLyrics: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GaKaGwch0U The interpretation of the song]] by Music/BadLipReading. It's basically a [[BlindIdiotTranslation Deaf Idiot Translation]].
-->"I'm grabbing a routine vaccination, with chicken and sweet carp on the side."
* WraparoundBackground: In all three driving sequences, the background keeps repeating.
* YouNoTakeCandle: "We so excited".