Rebecca Black's 'Friday' remains pulled from YouTube. A nation mourns?

UPDATE, 7 p.m. ET, June 17: It’s Friday and Rebecca Black’s video remains off of YouTube, after a purported “Director’s Cut” was yanked off-line as well.

“This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Rebecca Black. Sorry about that.” Those horrifying words are now what greets anyone seeking out the official music video of Rebecca Black’s generational pop anthem, “Friday,” on YouTube. For a brief moment earlier this week, the clip was available only as a $2.99 YouTube rental, and now, after over 167 million views, it’s gone. Why? It’s unclear, although it could have something to do with finding a way to turn the song’s outrageous popularity into outrageous sums of money. Or it could just be a glitch in the Matrix, and the song will be back on YouTube in the morning to haunt our dreams. Tomorrow is Friday, after all.

What say you, Music Mixers? Good riddance? Or is the world somehow a sadder place without all the fun fun fun fun?

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  • Nick

    Victory is mine! Suck it!

    • fnord

      YAY! Good riddance to pathetic rubbish.

      • annoyed

        She’s a little girl give her a break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Sandra

        This song was written by Trixie Smith in the 1920s and it was originally intended to be a blues song. However, it was shelved until the 60s because most artists were intimidated by the complexity of the soulful lyrics. In the early 1960s Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, and Bob Dylan began a bidding war for rights to record this timeless classic. The rest, as they say, is music history.

      • Kevin

        Marry me, Sandra. Seriously, you’re amazing!

      • natasha

        i agree with you that song was so annoying. i didn

      • luke

        this is literally the first time i have heard this song. is this what you would call a pastiche? its annoyingly catchy.

      • Bo

        Hilarious Sandra.

      • Sandra

        My hand is a dolphin!

      • Jakob

        I’m only 13 years old and driving!

      • Bob

        God the memories just flood back every time I hear this Dylan classic; It was the winter of 1968 and me and my baby Katie had just married. We were two months behind on our rent and we were in the process of being evicted when this song came on. This song really pulled us through those tough times.

    • Eric P

      She looks like a sweet girl. But how the hell did she get a record deal? It sounds horrible. Just because someone is young doesnt mean we have to coddle them. If shes upset she can go cry in her sack of money.

      • B-Bohy

        Really? In a country where kids get a trophy for warming the bench? We coddle young talent when it’s under 17, then sexualize it when it hits 18.

      • Wha’ever

        When it hits 18 ? Are you crazy ? Way earlier than that !!!

    • Al dullton


      • Jakob

        we didn’t have a reason to hate on anyone until this song.. talk to your boy fat fat usher

      • Jake

        ..or usher’s LWBBB (lil white butt boy bieber).

      • Logan

        I KNOOOOO

      • Cleofus


  • Allie

    Guess she’d finally realized we’d had enough of it already.

    • Holly

      Yeah, it’s crap, but how is it any worse than so much other crap? Bruno Mars’ Lazy Song is not a shred better. Both are ridiculous and inane.

      • natasha

        i like the burnor mars’s lazy song. but it is muh better than the song friday.

      • Sandra

        like Bruno Mars, just much much better

      • Elle

        At least he can sing. And the difference he’s trying to be funny.

      • Sandra

        Autotune works great, doesn’t it?

  • White Dragon


  • Judy

    Devastated right now :( Haha.

  • erin

    Great now what do we have to make fun of. Reading the comments was the most entertaining part of the video.

  • Jakob

    ive already got the song so i dont need the video…i listen to it every friday…im a 19 yr old dude

    • juanito


    • Sarah

      Marry me?

    • Jakob

      Sorry Sarah. I’ve already been given a promise ring by my cousin, so I guess you’re just out of luck.

  • Carl Sweat

    A victory for the sane and rational people of the world, and anyone who isn’t completely tone deaf.

    • Jenn

      @Carl – YES!

  • Bart Baker

    It will be back I guarantee it.

    • Jenn

      NOOOO!!!! Just let it die!

  • David

    I think I died a little inside.

    • Jakob

      But it is a good died.

  • Pat

    the song was as good as any Lady Gaga song, and the girl was far easier on the eyes.

    • Cris

      Wow. I’m not a Lady Gaga fan by any stretch of the imagination, but WRONG and WRONG.

    • Jakob

      I think Madonna has found a new songwriter.

  • Blonde South

    What? NO! How am I supposed to know what comes after Friday now? What day is it?? HOW AM I GOING TO LIVE NOW?

    • Mindy

      Thank you for the laugh!

  • Kay

    This makes me sad. The fact that this makes me sad makes me sad.

    • Jakob

      like i’m so sad you know? like omg

  • rick

    Will be missed

    • Jakob

      forever unforgettably numbed inside like a Novocaine i v drip.

      • General Patreus

        WHat will we play while waterboarding terrorists now that that painful song is gone??

  • d.m.

    you know you guys are going to go on and see the video over there lol.

    • Mr.N3cr0m4nc3r

      They said “From YouTube”. >_>

    • Jakob

      I enjoy the original version of Bob Dylan’s Friday on youtube more than this fake.

      • Jenn

        god, I hope you are not kidding cause the more you talk about it the more I want to look for the Dylan version!

  • Marvin

    its finally about damn time lol

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