Viral star Rebecca Black (of "Friday") hops on Kurt Hugo Schneider's "Chained to the Rhythm" cover with regular Alex Goot
Does everyone remember Rebecca Black? How could we forget?
For those who need a refresher, Rebecca Black rose to infamy when her song "Friday" went viral in 2011 (partyin', partyin', yeah!). The song was blasted for its harmless lyrics and video about a girl excited for the last day of the school week. At the time, Black was just 13 years old, and the video was panned so much that YouTube disabled the comments.
But hate for "Friday" didn't discourage Black, who still releases videos on YouTube to this day. In fact, she's featured in fellow YouTube star Kurt Hugo Schneider's newest video, a cover of Katy Perry's "Chained to the Rhythm," which also features KHS regular Alex Goot.
Check out the awesome cover here!
This is probably the best way to listen to Katy Perry (covered by Kurt Hugo Schneider). I've been a huge fan since discovering his one-take "Bad Blood" music video. If you weren't a fan before this, check out more of his work on YouTube.
Is this cover better than the original? We'll leave that up to you. But KHS's creative YouTube covers are always more imaginative and fun than the songs they pay homage to.
And speaking of fun, imaginative covers:
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In the opening pages of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Earth is destroyed. Now if that doesn't scream 2020 so far, what does?
In Douglas Adams's 1979 novel, which premiered as a radio series on BBC Radio4 in 1978 (42 years ago—but more about the significance of that number later), Earth is suddenly blown up in order to make room for an intergalactic superhighway. Now, in a year that has—after only 3 months, people—given us a contentious, confusing democratic primary, the death of Kobe Bryant, new and worsening facts about our climate and habitat at large, appalling leadership, and of course the rapid spread of and global shutdowns by the coronavirus (COVID-19), it seems impossible to turn to any source for comfort.
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It's time to study.
Now that you've flooded Instagram with photos of black squares, it's time to hunker down for some real activism.
If you're a white person, you're sitting on top of about four centuries of institutionalized racism. In the wake of George Floyd's murder by police and countless Black Lives Matter protests across the nation, it's time to show up—with your body, with your voice, and with your brain.