Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Tops 100 Million YouTube Views
Just hours after passing the 99-million-view mark late Tuesday night, Rebecca Black's video for "Friday" surpassed the 100 million views at YouTube Wednesday morning, making it one of 43 videos to have done so.
The low-budget, independent "Friday" will soon pass the Black Eyed Peas' "The Time (Dirty Bit)," which is at No. 42 with 100.2 million. Next are "Potter Puppet Pals: The Mysterious Ticking Noise," at No. 41 with 100.3 million, and the Lonely Island's "Jizz in My Pants," at No. 40 with 100.9 million.
The all-time YouTube view leader is Justin Bieber's "Baby" with 515 million views. Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" is No. 2 with 367 million views and Shakira's "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" is No. 3 with 329 million.
With sales of 33,000 units, "Friday" slips six spots to #49 on this week's Digital Tracks chart. Its four-week total is 159,000 units.
"Friday," a song widely ridiculed for its lyrics and low-budget nature, is hardly the lone oddity among YouTube's top videos. At No. 43 (99 million views) is a video of Egyptian bodybuilder Tamer El Shahat showing off his immense biceps. At No. 26 (129 million views) is a video about the fertility drug Clomid. And at No. 12 (169 million views) is a video of a Japanese women who shakes up a bottle of soda in a bathroom.