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Something I'm caling "The Rebecca Black Effect"

dubyahitedubyahite Lincoln, NEPosts: 2,483Member

First, you need to go watch this video to understand what I'm talking about, I'll wait here for you:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__HeE6NWmDE

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Ok are you back? Ok, well I'm sorry that I had to put you through that. It was for science.

 

Now, this video is very clearly attempting to capitalize on the Internet fame and fortunes acquired by one Rebecca Black. I am not quite sure if the video is serious or trolling us, but either way I believe that this is just the first in a wave of many such online "music" videos that we will be forced to endure as time passes.

 

This "song" is clearly much worse than the video Friday, by Rebecca Black.  Was that intentional or are they really just that bad?

 

A podcast I listen to on friday showed this video with 12k views. Within three days it had acquired 1.5 million views. They are now selling their "song" on iTunes.  Surely they will make hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions off of this. 

 

I predict a string of these kinds of videos over the coming years. Each one will attempt to be worse than the last. The more people hate it, the better it will do.  

 

May God have mercy on our souls.

 

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Comments

  • JakdstripperJakdstripper logan lake, BCPosts: 2,127Member Uncommon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Chelwb6Ja4

     

    this is the funnies Rebecca Black "Friday" parody imo.

     

     

    and yes the video you linked was intentionally made to be that crappy. you can tell because the visual part of the video is very high quality while the music/singing is just horendous.

     

    Rebecca Balck's "Friday" was not bad musically (there are thousand of very pupular songs that sound exactly like it), it only had incredibly banal and demented lyrics.  this is why teenagers singing sensations don't write their own lyrics, or music for that matter. they are just a pretty face and melodius voice but they are no writers, they are no composers.  

     

    "Friday" was also seen by many as the perfect example of how demented and incredibly shallow the music industry is becoming. they are not even trying anymore.

     

    as for more videos like these.....if it makes you laugh then why not?

     

  • CallinCallin Florence, SCPosts: 99Member

    first off.. WTF was that crap lol.

     

    secondly. who cares. bad songs are bad for a reason.

  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYPosts: 5,724Administrator Uncommon

    I was just thinking about how I'm happy it's Friday and yet annoyed at the same time because this stupid song manages to creep its way into my head. GET OUT! SHOO!

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  • dubyahitedubyahite Lincoln, NEPosts: 2,483Member

    Originally posted by MikeB

    I was just thinking about how I'm happy it's Friday and yet annoyed at the same time because this stupid song manages to creep its way into my head. GET OUT! SHOO!

    I think you didn't click the link... :)    This isn't the Friday video, it's something far more sinister.

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  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYPosts: 5,724Administrator Uncommon

    Originally posted by dubyahite

    Originally posted by MikeB

    I was just thinking about how I'm happy it's Friday and yet annoyed at the same time because this stupid song manages to creep its way into my head. GET OUT! SHOO!

    I think you didn't click the link... :)    This isn't the Friday video, it's something far more sinister.

    I didn't -- and now I'm afraid to. I also now need to because you've piqued my curiosity. I hate myself.

    EDIT: I made it through about 10 seconds of it and this is how I now feel:

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  • GruntyGrunty TexasPosts: 7,063Member Uncommon

    I couldn't finish watching that crap but at least I found out about the cat alarm clock

  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYPosts: 5,724Administrator Uncommon

    Originally posted by grunty

    I couldn't finish watching that crap but at least I found out about the cat alarm clock

    Haha. My girlfriend sent me that video yesterday. Thankfully my cat doesn't do this!

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
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  • awatts79awatts79 Phoenix, AZPosts: 7Member

    I believe that this is just the first in a wave of many such online "music" videos that we will be forced to endure as time passes.

  • Cathleen81Cathleen81 San Francisco, CAPosts: 12Member

    I am not quite sure if the video is serious or trolling us, but either way I believe that this is just the first in a wave of many such online "music" videos that we will be forced to endure as time passes.

  • AsheramAsheram Posts: 1,971Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by grunty

    I couldn't finish watching that crap but at least I found out about the cat alarm clock

    Lol,cool cat.

     

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  • lifesbrinklifesbrink Sayre, PAPosts: 553Member

    After seeing that, I am now a sad panda.

    My blog is a continuing story of what MMO's should be like.

  • danadanadanadana Chicago, ILPosts: 3Member

    I had the wisdom not to click on the "even worse than Rebecca Black" link, but I love the cat alarm clock! :P

    Re: things worse than Rebecca Black: Yes, we are clearly all doomed.

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