->"''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.

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!!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.
* [[ActuallyPrettyFunny Actually Pretty Catchy]]: Although "Friday" has an infamous reputation for abusing Auto-Tune and having horrible lyrics, [[http://music-mix.ew.com/2011/03/14/rebecca-black-friday-music-video/ a few]] [[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/why-rebecca-blacks-much-mocked-viral-hit-friday-is-actually-good-20110315 reviewers]] have begrudgingly admitted that they found the song [[EarWorm actually pretty catchy]].
* 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: The girl in pink/friend on the right [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywo8H_Tz5eY has a song 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]].
** Made redundant when you realise that all the front seats are full - the only seat she can actually take is in the back.
* [[DancingOnABus Dancing on a Car]]
* DaysOfTheWeekSong: "Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday, to-day it is Friday, Friday [...] Tomorrow is Saturday, and Sunday comes afterwards..."
* DisproportionateRetribution: OK, the song's moronic. That doesn't really merit [[HateDumb a bunch of people]] on Twitter and Website/YouTube telling Rebecca Black to get an eating disorder and/or ''kill herself.''
** Altough it should be noted that [[ImageBoard 4chan]] has done worse things to less guilty people, just [[AlwaysChaoticEvil for teh lulz]].
* DooWopProgression
* EpilepticFlashingLights: Happens near the end at the "rave party".
* FollowTheLeader:
** The label that produced it, Ark Music Group, is attempting to find the next Music/JustinBieber '' la'' Website/YouTube.
** Also, it has already had a series of covers and dramatic readings, as well as several {{Shoddy Knockoff Product}}s such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vR5bfx7Xp8 this one.]][[note]][[http://www.okmagazine.com/2011/03/rebecca-blacks-new-song-prom-night-watch-out-for-the-impostors/ No, that's not her. Whoever did it has yet to speak up.]][[/note]]
* GagDub: 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=agoapiToLAM rap remix.]]
** And the BobDylan [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FISHEO3gsM cover.]]
** Similarly, TheDoors' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_bPsmXg-BM version.]]
** Can't forget the MeatLoaf [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vmbtua21uzM&feature=related 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]].
** 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]] DarkerAndEdgier take. It features a lot of LyricalDissonance.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AcYsHkV6n4 The "In Hell" Cynical Mass Remix.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTbrKQ9Ok34 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=gL9-hQdfl4g 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 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.
** 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.]]
** ''{{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]]!
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0iLkV-hJTA Chriddof]] Edition.
** The [[{{Vocaloid}} Big Al]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkCLFsP9KIc version.]]
** 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]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8KiOdslbFY This]] acoustic mash-up with Music/JustinBieber's "Baby".
** 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=mJESDE62PbE Polka version,]] first heard in the WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic AbridgedSeries "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 [[SlenderManMythos Slender Man]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uPEzNRN5_0 Version]]
** 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.
** MTV Live's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRdSaaQaFJ4 Wednesday]].
** [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Yukku Reimu's]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf9FRmh9ZpE version.]]
** '''DEATHSPEEDBLACKHEAVYSLUDGEINDUSTRIALGLAM METAL [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi00ykRg_5c FRIDAY!!!!]] SATAN IN THE FRONT SEAT! SATAN IN THE BACK SEAT!!'''
* LiteralMusicVideo: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-6XBbqoGRk This one]], although the original music video is pretty damn close to a literal music video on its own.
* MissedTheBus: This appears to create the main source of tension in the narrative, [[AvertedTrope 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. [[http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/107/874/Fhurrrrday%20Forever%20Alone.gif Sorry, girl on the left]].
* {{Pop}}: This song is possibly the purest distillation of late '00s/early '10s pop ever created.
* 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 {{SNL}} Digital Shorts by [[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.
* StealthParody:
** [[PoesLaw According to some]].
** The [[AbsolutelyHappened humor]] with the comments for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FISHEO3gsM this "Friday" song parody]] tends to get lost on quite a lot of people.
* TVTeen
* WakeupMakeup
* WeirdMoon: What is with that moon? [[SarcasmMode It almost doesn't look real.]] [[ArtisticLicenseAstronomy Oh yeah, it's upside down!]]
** [[VoodooShark Mayhap the video was filmed in the southern hemisphere?]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Her male friends mysteriously disappear from the car and are replaced in a later shot by two females.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: ARK Music Factor 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: Averted, despite what the song promises.
* 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.

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