- Coca-Cola now exists in ‘Star Wars’ canon 7 Years Ago
- How #TCOT gave birth to Trump 7 Years Ago
- The ultimate cord-cutting guide for bilingual families Today 5:00 AM
- Boys’ sleepovers vs. girls’ sleepovers meme takes stereotypes to absurd heights Tuesday 7:30 PM
- Petition wants Keanu Reeves to be named ‘Time Person of the Year’ Tuesday 6:33 PM
- 8 women accuse Max Landis of sexual, emotional abuse Tuesday 5:37 PM
- Taylor Swift accused of copying Beyoncé—again Tuesday 5:00 PM
- Everything you need to know about Libra, Facebook’s new cryptocurrency Tuesday 4:45 PM
- Netflix just renewed ‘Queer Eye’ for 2 more seasons Tuesday 4:32 PM
- YouTube’s queen of failed robots just unveiled a one-of-a-kind Tesla truck Tuesday 3:58 PM
- AOC infuriates conservatives with ‘concentration camps’ remark Tuesday 3:33 PM
- TikTok users explore identity with Lin Manuel Miranda-inspired meme Tuesday 3:24 PM
- TikTok apology video inspires new duet meme Tuesday 2:51 PM
- Man sues brewery after identifying as female to get beer discount Tuesday 2:31 PM
- Here’s what’s coming and going on Hulu in July 2019 Tuesday 2:22 PM
Could the YouTube sensation’s “Sing It” actually be, well, good?
Rebecca Black’s video for her new song “Sing It” makes me so excited because it’s not totally horrible.
The “Friday” singer released the video Monday but a YouTube glitch has the video count stuck at 303 views, meaning the site’s servers are having trouble keeping up with all the new viewers. The three-minute clip has already garnered about 60 comments, with the most popular being “WOW! her best song yet!”
And it’s true. With its beach setting, Instagram-ish filers, and plain clothing (so much plaid and jean shorts!), it looks like a glossy commercial for American Eagle’s summer line, but that’s not a bad thing. It’s almost summer break for the 14-year-old Black, and this song is probably going to be her anthem as she sips her virgin pina coladas and lays around in all of her money.
The catchy yet simple hook at the beginning (the word “woah” repeated about 1,000 times) and parent-approved lyrics (“turn it up, turn it up, play it aloud, sing it from my heart”) makes it a decent song for her teenage demographic. Her signature nasal “yeah” also features prominently.
Since “Sing It” is arguably not that bad, it may actually get some airtime. Black might finally have her second hit—though for the right reasons, this time around.
It might not be Friday, but this song certainly kicks us into a summer mood.
Photo via YouTube
A former editorial operations specialist and staff writer for the Daily Dot, Jordan Valinsky is a tech reporter and web culture commentator. His work has been published by the Week, Digiday, CNNMoney, Popular Mechanics, Vice, Mic, and Betabeat.