Happy Friday, chickens. If you’re anything like me, you’ve had Rebecca Black’s earnest adolescent anthem/YouTube phenomenon “Friday” stuck in your head almost all day. Don’t get me wrong, I am not here to disparage Ms. Black or her song. After all, she’s just pursuing her dreams and encouraging us to look forward to the weekend. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that!
Besides…shouldn’t detractors such as TIME.com be focusing not on Ms. Black’s performance, but rather that of the fully-grown “rapper” who randomly appears to give the video it’s “street cred”?
Anyway, it’s not Ms. Black’s fault that the music world has lost it’s way. We’ve turned to YouTube and MySpace performances to know what the next “new” artist or group will be not because of the failure of even the music industry itself, but rather because we’ve lost our guiding light when it comes to discovering new talent: Planting artists on Beverley Hills, 90210.
Just a few examples of the stars of yesteryear, who skyrocketed to either longstanding or short-lived fame because of their appearances at the Peach Pit:
Fergie, once a part of Wild Orchid:
Brian McKnight and Vanessa Williams, singing a track of the 90210 soundtrack:
(Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the actual Peach Pit performance, but hopefully many of you guys will remember it.) And finally, the general inspiration of this post…proof that Ms. Black is hardly the first to lyrically remind us of what the days of the week are:
That’s right, y’all. EVEN ON SUNDAY.