Normally I go to the Billboard Hot 100 to pick the WoM each week. This week, Twitter made my choice for me thanks to the week’s big musical trending topic. Rebecca Black is a 13-year-old girl whose father bought her a song produced by a company that specializes in producing songs for teens. Maybe Daddy should have held on to his money because the end result of Rebecca and Ark Music Factory is nothing short of atrocious. This week’s WoM is Rebecca Black’s Friday.
It’s entirely unfair to shatter the dreams of a 13-year-old girl but I’ve never exactly been a kind and warm-hearted person. It’s especially bad when someone’s singing is so bad that not even autotune can make a song listenable. But the worst part of this song, by a wide margin, is the lyrics. This one is not Rebecca’s fault. The crew at Ark Music Factory wrote the song to be a generic teen pop song. Even the most generic Bieber or Miley song has better lyrics than this. There’s a reason why none of Ark’s other “artists” have made it big. When lyrics talk about what day of the week it is, which seat in the car Rebecca should sit in and continually reminding us that it’s Friday, you could be looking at among the worst lyrics written for a hit song. Seriously, “Sunday is afterwards” is one of the lines. And what’s with the random rap interlude by the random older dude? When you combine the singing and the lyrics, you have one of the worst songs of all-time.
So congrats, Rebecca and Ark Music Factory. You’ve won the prestigious Worst of Music award for this week.
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