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12 times Rebecca Black's awesome new song 'Saturday' references 'Friday' (lyrics)

Saturday - Rebecca Black & Dave Days - Official Music Video
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Rebecca Black just released a new song, "Saturday." Before you cover your ears in fear, I promise you, it's better than the Orange County native's infamous viral-because-it's-so-bad "Friday." Sure, that's a low bar to set, but as far as what it's trying to do goes — making a pop song that fits in with the rest of modern pop songs — it succeeds.

The more mature Black, now at the ripe old age of 16, has either grown into her voice or has better autotune now. She's also completely self-aware, which you might have already known from her cameo in Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," appearances in various Funny Or Die videos and some of her other YouTube videos, including recently posting a reaction video to "Friday."

Here's a look at the meta nods to "Friday" in the music video for new song "Saturday":

1. The video opens up with some splayed out photos from Black's past in "Friday," including the green-screened shot of her sitting in a car with her friends.

2. The same alarm clock she used to wake up at 7 a.m. in the original video is now waking her up at 2 p.m.

3. She's apparently getting up following a massive party, and drops the line "trying to get Friday out of my head," going meta on us with a line that could be just about partying but is also about her infamous song.

4. Someone passed out at the party is getting Black's cry of "Fun fun fun fun" Sharpied all over his face.

5. One of the lines that drew ridicule in the first video was "Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereal" (which they somehow made rhyme!).

6. Rebecca's back in the car with her friends, and look, she found the seat she was having trouble choosing the first time around!

7. What's that Rebecca's writing in the sand? That's right — "SO EXCITED."

8. There's still room for a guest verse on this song, but it's from YouTube superstar Dave Days (who's got almost 1.6 million subscribers on YouTube himself).

9. Back in the car at night, a la the original, but no green screens to be seen as Black's also upped her production values.

10. She's listing days of the week again, oh no! But Black has the taste in the song's bridge to just drop two on us this time — Friday and Saturday.

11. Mocking her OCD need to rattle through all sorts of days of the week the last time, a fight takes place in the kitchen over what day it actually is, apparently.

12. Finally, a shot at Ark Music Factory's Patrice Wilson, the co-writer and producer who delivered the "Friday" rap verse — if you can call what he did "rap" — and later battled Black in a legal dispute over the rights to the video. He's banned from the party this time and gets led away by the police.

Rebecca Black's tweet announcing the new video

The video features a girl doing her best Miley Cyrus, but Black offers a kinder, gentler, more family-friendly version of Miley's style. The Miley girl's appearance is also a callback, but to co-star Dave Days' videos — he upped his YouTube game by making videos in honor of Miley Cyrus, finally scoring the real deal in this video:

Dave Days meets Miley Cyrus

Watch Black's "Friday" original below:

Rebecca Black's "Friday"

That viral fame means she has more than half a million YouTube subscribers — can she leverage those into being remembered for more than a novelty song everyone ridiculed and become more than a pop culture reference?

Read the full lyrics:

2 p.m. getting out of my bed
Trying to get Friday out of my head
It's all so hazy, got a little too crazy
You know I'd do it all again

Call everyone you know
Turn up the radio
'Cause this is our song, we can do no wrong
Are you ready? Are you ready to go?

Chorus:
This Saturday, we gonna party all night
One we will remember for the rest of our lives
This Saturday, we gonna do it bigger than we ever have before
I don't want this Saturday to end
I don't want this Saturday to end
I don't want this Saturday to end

(Phone rings
Dave: Hello?
Rebecca: Hey! Come over!
Dave; All right, all right, I'll be right over! I've just got to find... my pants.)

Rolling up, I'm on the scene
Want you here right next to me (right next to me) (yeah, yeah)
'Cause this is our night, ain't got no deadlines
There's nowhere else I'd rather be

Call everyone you know
Turn up the radio
'Cause this is our song, we can do no wrong
Are you ready? Are you ready to go?

Chorus:
This Saturday, we gonna party all night
One we will remember for the rest of our lives
This Saturday, we gonna do it bigger than we ever have before
I don't want this Saturday to end
I don't want this Saturday to end
I don't want this Saturday to end
I don't want this Saturday to end
I don't want this Saturday to--

Bridge:
Yesterday was Friday
Today is Saturday
We gonna live like there's no tomorrow
Couldn't have it any other way

Yesterday was Friday
Today is Saturday
We gonna live like there's no tomorrow
Couldn't have it any other way

Chorus:
This Saturday, we gonna party all night
One we will remember for the rest of our lives
This Saturday, we gonna do it bigger than we ever have before
I don't want this Saturday to end
I don't want this Saturday to end
I don't want this Saturday to end
This Saturday, we gonna party all night
I don't want this Saturday to end
This Saturday, we gonna party all night
I don't want this Saturday to end

(Patrice-alike: I want to see Rebecca Black! Fast lane, switching lanes! I'm sitting in the front, 'cause I'm sitting in the back! Come on man, it's Saturday!
Cop: All right, that's enough, come on! Let's go, junior!
Patrice-alike: Come on, man!)

Watch Black reacting to the original "Friday" this year on Black Friday (oh no):

Rebecca Black reacts to "Friday"

You can also check out real producer Patrice Wilson's continuing reign of terror with last year's song about Thanksgiving — or watch his own "Friday" sequel, "HAPPY (The Saturday Song)," which beat Black's to the punch by over a year.

HAPPY (The Saturday Song)

Listen to "Saturday" and let us know what you think in the comments.

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