Rebecca Black recently announced a remix of “Friday” to mark the 10th anniversary of the viral track. “This week FRIDAY turns 10 AND has gone GOLD,” the singer wrote on Monday (February 8). “Been cooking up a very special remix featuring some iconic people.” Now, on the date it was first released, that remix has arrived (and yes, the line-up is iconic).
“Friday (Remix)” sees Black link up with Dorian Electra, Big Freedia, and emo legends 3OH!3, who recently made an unexpected comeback for a collaboration with 100 gecs. One half of 100 gecs also makes an appearance on the reworked version of “Friday”, with production from the duo’s Dylan Brady (see: chipmunk vocals and chaotic, uptempo beats).
When “Friday” was originally released back in 2011, it was widely ridiculed, and Black herself was subjected to a torrent of online hate. “All of a sudden it kind of blew up, and I had to go with it,” she said of the song in a 2016 interview with Dazed. “Of course being that I was so young, it was hard – I can’t lie and say it was easy.”
Following the release and viral response, Black was temporarily homeschooled, returning to school aged 15. “It was weird walking into a class and realising everyone knows you but you don’t know anybody,” she added.
Marking the ninth anniversary of the song last year, she spoke out about the experience and its impact on her life via Twitter. “Above all things, I just wish I could go back and talk to my 13-year-old self who was terribly ashamed of herself and afraid of the world,” she said. “To my 15-year-old self who would get to school only to get food thrown at her and her friends. To my 19-year-old self who had almost every producer/songwriter tell me they’d never work with me.”
Last year, Black released several singles, including “Alone Together”, “Self Sabotage”, and “Closer”, and featured on Dorian Electra’s “Edgelord”. In January, meanwhile, she dropped her new single “Girlfriend”.
Listen to the 10th anniversary remix of “Friday” below.