When the greatest success of your life is the most hated song of all time, you have a difficult decision to make. You can either slink back to the shadows and pretend the whole thing never happened, or you can embrace your infamy and try to make a living off of it.
Patrice Wilson is the guy behind Rebecca Black’s “Friday.” He wrote the song and delivered that historically bad rap verse in the middle of the song — you know, “R-B, Rebecca Black, so chillin’ in the front seat…”
Proving that he hasn’t learned a single thing from the success (is that the right word?) of “Friday,” Wilson is back with his newest protege, Nicole Westbrook. Westbrook’s first “single” is called “It’s Thanksgiving” and it’s stunning how much of a cookie-cutter rip-off of “Friday” it is. Nearly every detail is the exact same, with the exception of the song’s theme being shifted from a day of the week to an annual holiday.
Seriously, just look at the similarities:
- A young brunette girl with shockingly little charisma and dead eyes
- A video with far better production value than a song like this deserves
- Lyrics so literal they make you wonder if you just had a stroke and lost all ability to understand metaphor
- Earnest recitations of the most banal calendar details (“Yesterday was Thursday, today it is Friday” vs. “December was Christmas, January was New Year’s”)
- Repeated use of “we we we”
- Wilson inserting himself into the video with a look of smugness that would put Kanye West to shame
Wait a second… does she sing into a turkey leg as if it was a microphone at the end of the video?
Yes. Yes she does:
I take it all back. This is the single greatest artistic achievement in human history.