Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Back in March of this year, a 13 year old girl from Orange County CA became an overnight sensation! For weeks, everyone had something to say about Rebecca Black and her slightly silly but curiously catchy song, "Friday" and its quirky but fairly well made music video. We wrote several articles about Rebecca Black and you can find them all here. Now, Rebecca is back with her second song, "My Moment" - just released today and already it has over 650 thousand views! I'll have a few things to say about the song and video, below.
But first, The News!
This week's Featured Video on our Top 100 and Top 200 Charts is a great music video parody set to the tune of Christina Perri's Jar Of Hearts, about the new Harry Potter movie! Recently I told you about two Harry Potter fanatics who vlog on YouTube. This Harry Potter parody video is from Kathy, featured in that post. She asked viewers to send in clips and she added them to her own scenes that relate to the new Harry Potter movie that made almost 170 million dollars ($169,189,427) opening weekend in the U.S. alone! Watch the Featured Video of Kathy singing beautifully about Harry Potter right here; click on it!
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Now, watch Rebecca Black's latest video, My Moment!
Rebecca Black was just 13 when she decided to make a music video like her friend Alana Lee had just made. After getting the okay, and money ($4000) from her parents, Rebecca goes to Ark Music Factory and buys a package consisting of an original song and music video. Ark puts the video on its YouTube channel and the video gets a few thousand hits. Then Tosh.0 mentions it on TV and millions come to enjoy or hate on the video. The dislike to like ratio is about 8 to 1 but the video keeps getting views and comments.
(Read more Rebecca Black history, here.)
People want to know who Rebecca Black is, and her name becomes a the number one Trending Topic on Twitter, even ahead of the Japan natural disaster. Rebecca gets horrible hate comments but wins the friendship of Ryan Seacrest, Lady Gaga and Simon Cowell. She ends up in a starring role as herself in the hugely popular 8 minute mini-movie / music video for Katy Perry's song "Last Friday Night".
The song tells Rebecca's story so far. It has a little of the feel of Taylor Swift's "Mean." Some people are not encouraging at all, but Rebecca will be following her dreams.
The video begins with Rebecca Black sitting in a recording studio (see the picture above). She starts singing some ah-ah-a-ah sounds, recalling the opening moments of "Friday". The lyrics start with, "Weren't you the one who said that I would be nothing? Well I'm about to prove you wrong!" The video continues with shots of Rebecca out and about, with fans and on the roads of L.A. Other scenes show her in makeup prep and at a dance class. The middle of the video contains some nice dance scenes with Rebecca and (according to her recent tweet, seen at the left) several dancers from "So You Think You Can Dance" - the hit dance competition TV show on the Fox Broadcasting Network.
The video winds down with shots of Rebecca Black in a limo with her younger brother, her mother and others, on their way to a Premier event. We see Rebecca getting out of the limo as photographers flashes go off. She has pulled up in front of a club of some sort with her name and "My Moment" on the Marquee. Rebecca has just had some words for the haters in her lyrics - "Haters, said I'll see ya later... I'm doing big things, things you never dreamed of. I hope you are happy 'cause I'm 'bout to blow up! This is my moment, my moment! It's my time!"
The final scene shows Rebecca Black dancing in front of the club as the paparazzi take shot after shot. She is wearing a red dress which comes down to just above the knee, a black belt and black shoes. The dress is very similar to the famous white dress that Marilyn Monroe wore in "The Seven Year Itch" which sold at auction for $4.6 million on June 20th of this year. No, Rebecca's dress did not blow up, but her song, video and career just might!
Now - Watch the video!
Uploaded by rebecca on Jul 18, 2011
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World Premiere Music Video for "My Moment" the new song from Rebecca Black.
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