March 17, 2011 -- Thirteen-year-old Rebecca Black is a bona fide Internet sensation after the video for her song, "Friday," went viral, but even though it's been viewed more than 13 million times on YouTube, apparently very few people think the song is a hit.
"Friday" has the Internet buzzing, with critics and the general public taking to social media to slam the production. A Yahoo! blog asked if "Friday" was the worst song ever, while E! Online actually pondered whether the song could be a hoax.
"Those hurtful comments really shocked me," Black said in an interview with The Daily Beast, adding that she felt she was being cyber-bullied.
Watch "Good Morning America" on Friday to hear what Rebecca has to say to detractors.
The simple lyrics – delivered via auto-tuned vocals set to pop music -- revolve around the teen's planned enjoyment of a weekend about to be spent partying with friends.
The lyrics include this verse:
Seven a.m., waking up in the morning/Gotta be fresh, gotta go downstairs/Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereal Seein' everything, the time is goin' /Tickin' on and on, everybody's rushin'/Gotta get down to the bus stop/Gotta catch my bus, I see my friends.
Despite the severe criticism, "Friday" continues to rack up views since it was first posted to YouTube on February 10. It's even spawned several covers, including this one by Kyle Puccia that's been seen nearly 60,000 times.
"Friday" is produced by California-based Ark Music Factory. A biography of the singer on Ark's website says music is her passion, adding that she started vocal lessons when she was 10 years old.
The song is available on iTunes and a downloadable cell phone ring tone.