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Putting 'Friday' to Rest

Posted by Ben Collins, Today's Soundtrack March 23, 2011 07:18 PM

Rebecca Black’s “Friday,” and all jokes pertaining to it, died Wednesday. It was three weeks old.

It is survived by its parents, the Black Eyed Peas song “I Gotta Feeling” and Usher’s “OMG.”

“We are shocked and saddened that this song was deemed too ubiquitous and offensive to even continue to joke about,” said the parents, reached on Laserdisc. “It should’ve been us.”

“Friday” passed away shortly after 12 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, after a joke about the song was literally yawned out by an infant. The song then decided that it could not continue living, its parents confirmed.

Memorial services will be held on The Wendy Williams Show for the next seven months. In memoriam, it will act as the show’s theme song, entirely unironically.

“Friday’s” highlights include being played at a college party once by mistake, when the guy who was hosting left his laptop temporarily to use the bathroom and a rogue friend thought it would be funny to plug his iPod into the aux-in port. It wasn’t.

A four-year-old in Flint, Mich. also dubbed it “pretty good” last Tuesday before changing the channel and falling asleep in her mom’s Chrysler Town & Country.

En lieu of flowers, donations can be made to iTunes in the name of The Beatles, that new Arcade Fire album, or that weird indie rock band that you loved when you saw them in concert that one night but didn’t buy their album, even though they’re now eating Saltine and mustard sandwiches for dinner and working at The Home Depot when they’re not touring.

It’s where your money should’ve been going to begin with.

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Ben Collins can't help but search beyond Feist for the zeitgeist of Today's Soundtrack, his pick of a song or songs capturing the mood or events of the moment. His musical tastes vary from Strawberry Fields to The Magnetic Fields, from Low to Skee-Lo. A North Shore native, Ben has worked at The Boston Globe and Spin and is an Emerson grad. Make your own nominations to him at ben.t.collins@comcast.net or on Twitter @globesoundtrack. More »

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