4:31pm PT by Kevin Rutherford, Billboard
Rebecca Black Finally Makes It to the Weekend With 'Saturday' (Video)
We all know what happens on Friday -- Rebecca Black made sure of that nearly three years ago, when she and Ark Music Factory released "Friday," the viral sensation that has garnered 61.7 million YouTube views but also received its share (and then some) of criticism, some considering it the worst song ever made.
In "Friday," Black famously describes the order of the days of the week -- "Tomorrow is Saturday," she sings, "and Sunday comes afterwards." But she never exactly explains what happens after all the partyin' (and the fun fun fun fun) of the beginning of the weekend -- that is, until now.
On Saturday, Black released the spiritual successor to her biggest hit, dropping a music video for "Saturday." The singer, now 16, depicts the morning after a Friday banger, but she and her friends are merely licking their wounds and preparing to do it all over again Saturday night.
"I don't want this Saturday to end," she sings over an electronic-infused beat and instrumentation. She's joined by fellow YouTube star Dave Days (with whom Black covered Rihanna's "Stay" earlier this year), who croons one of the verses. Black herself has obviously matured as a singer, sounding more sure of herself, her voice seemingly shedding some of the Auto-tuned production on "Friday." There's even a line about "trying to get Friday out of my head." It shouldn't be too hard to figure out what that means.
The song itself is a totally passable piece of Radio Disney-esque pop, but this time it's the music video that deserves the brunt of the attention. The clip features a myriad of references to the "Friday" video, including writing the word "fun" on a sleeping guy's face, eating from a bowl of cereal with "gotta have my bowl" written on its side and a car scene during which she sits in the front seat; our girl's all grown up and has finally decided which seat she can take.
Though it's too early to tell whether the song will even dwarf the success of its predecessor, "Saturday" has already racked up more than 6 million views on YouTube since its release.
Watch the videos for "Friday" and "Saturday" below.