To all the millions of people who slammed, mocked, and taunted Rebecca Black for her song "Friday," all she has to say now is "Last Friday Night." For there starring in the video of one of today's hottest pop singers -- Katy Perry -- is Black doing what all the haters only wish they could do. Take that.
The video is as silly as both Perry's song and Black's, but it's catchy -- like them both. Perry who does a fabulous job looking dorky wakes up with a hottie in her bed. She can't remember how he got there or much else about the previous night, but starts to put it together via a Facebook-like Internet site. The whole adventure starts when she shows up to a party at Black's house and Black gives her a mega makeover -- there's crimped hair and lip waxing involved. Check it out after the jump:
Besides all the not-so-virtuous messages it sends -- drinking so much you black out for one (it's a blacked out blur, but I'm pretty sure it ruled) -- I love that Black got this opportunity. It would have been easy for her to fade away as another one-hit wonder that just rode the hate, but she seems to be working it, and not letting all the negativity get in her way.
She's in good company. Other celebs making cameos in the video include Kevin McHale of Glee fame, who plays a geeky boy with a crush on Perry (named Kathy Beth Terry in the video); and Kenny G who plays a sax atop the roof. Also, very appropriately, Hanson -- one of the most mocked bands of all time -- is featured.
The whole thing is one big 1980s fun throwback that most of us can likely relate to at one point in our lives or another -- though some of us may not have had the Internet to help us piece back the events of the night in question (which may or may not be a good thing).
In the end, McHale defends Perry from the big ass-grabbing jock, and the two are shown in a dream living happily ever after -- kind of like the fairy tale it seems Black is living. Good for her; now if she could just move beyond one day of the week ...
What do you think of the new video for Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night"? Which Friday song do you like better -- Perry's or Black's?
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