Whether or not it was a good idea, the cast of Fox’s musical television series “Glee” covered 13-year-old Rebecca Black’s poorly received single, “Friday,” which some have called the “worst song ever.”
“Glee,” which follows the lives of high school glee club members and singers, is known for performing its own version of popular hits. The cast has covered major artists such as Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Britney Spears, and Lady Gaga. Tuesday’s episode “Prom Queen” marks the release of McKinley High glee club’s “Friday” rendition. According to E! Online, the show will also feature remakes of Abba’s “Dancing Queen,” Adele’s popular single “Rolling in the Deep,” and Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely.”
It comes as a surprise that “Glee” would cover “Friday,” which debuted several weeks ago and was almost immediately blasted by critics for having simple, cheesy lyrics. The song, which went viral on YouTube, got mostly negative reviews and reportedly inspired listeners to threaten the young California singer’s life.
Black has since attempted to establish a serious music career and shed the “Friday” stigma. “I don’t want to be known as the ‘Friday’ girl,” Black told the Associated Press last month. “Hopefully, I can be known as Rebecca Black and not the ‘Friday’ girl. I want to be a performing artist. That’s what I’ve always wanted to do.”
Listen: “Glee” does “Friday”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmpkJHqyKSg&feature=player_embedded