I don’t like using live concert covers as the Worst of Music award winner but this time an exception has been earned. I’ve previously named Rebecca Black’s Friday as the Worst of Music. I even suggested that it could go down as one of the worst songs of 2011. Then I heard Katy Perry’s cover of Friday. Just when I thought that the original was a crime against music, this live cover comes along and takes the crown.
As I mentioned above, Friday is a past WoM winner so I don’t want to revisit what makes it bad in detail. The worst parts of the lyrics are actually cut in Katy’s live cover. However, without her computer-based vocal aids, her voice is all over the place. Without the use of vocal aids, Stephen Colbert is better Friday singer than Katy. And then she takes a pot shot at Rebecca at the end. Who takes a shot at a 13-year-old girl?
So congrats, Katy. You’ve won the prestigious Worst of Music award for this week.
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