“Teenage Dream” singer Katy Perry covered Rebecca Black’s wildly unpopular single “Friday” during a Friday performance in Melbourne.
“All magical things happen on Friday,” Perry told audience members before giving her own rendition of Black’s song, which went viral on YouTube several weeks ago and was quickly dubbed the “worst song ever” by many. “I’m so glad that someone wrote a song about Friday — finally!”
Perry, who was raised in a strict religious household, referenced Black’s tune in a tweet published on Good Friday, “IT’S FRIDAY, FRIDAY GOTTA GET DOWN ON FRIDAY! #goodfrizzle!”
Black’s lyrics, which celebrate the awesomeness of the beginning of the weekend, have been heavily criticized for being cheesy and simple. “Friday” has been trashed by critics and Internet users alike and even inspired threats against the 13-year-old California native.
“It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday, everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend,” the song goes. “Friday, Friday, gettin’ down on Friday, everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, partyin,’ partyin’ (Yeah), partyin,’ partyin’ (Yeah), fun, fun, fun, fun, lookin’ forward to the weekend.”
Watch: Katy Perry sings ‘Friday’