The Story Behind The Most Hated Song Of All Time


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The Story Behind The Most Hated Song Of All Time

When you hear the word 'Friday', what do you think of? The last day of your work week, or possibly the most annoying song ever released?

11 years ago, 13-year-old Rebecca Black broke the internet with her viral song 'Friday', but what you might not know is how the song came about, the backlash she received and how she's finally come out on top.

One story, two generations, so much WTF.


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Hosts: Emily Vernem and Holly Wainwright

Executive Producers: Tia Ucich 

Producer: Emmeline Peterson

Audio Producer: Leah Porges

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