It was released as a single on iTunes on March 14, 2011.
Starting on Friday, March 11, 2011, the viewcount for the music video jumped from around 3,000 views to over 21 million on in a week and became a hit. The sudden increase in the viewcount was attributed to a Tosh.0 blog post titled "Songwriting Isn't for Everyone", posted on March 11. Since the growth in popularity of the song and video, there have been numerous parody videos and remixes.stated that the notoriety of the song is another sign of the power of social media — specifically Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, in this instance — in the ability to create "overnight sensations".
Kevin Rutherford, a columnist for Billboard magazine, wrote, "Black's video for 'Friday' is one of those rare occurrences where even the most seasoned critics of Internet culture don't know where to begin. From the singing straight out of Auto-Tuned hell to lyrics such as 'Tomorrow is Saturday / And Sunday comes afterwards / I don't want this weekend to end' and a hilariously bad rap about passing school buses, 'Friday' is something that simply must be seen and heard to be fully appreciated."Many other reviewers also singled out the lyrics in particular for criticism. The song has received almost entirely negative reviews, with some considering it to be the "worst song ever." Observers have called it "bizarre", "inept" and "hilariously dreadful.
Although Black has received death threats, and hate mail. The young singer sad and hurt at first, remains upbeat and has done many TV interviews since...