Vulture

Skip to content, or skip to search.

fun fun fun fun

Rebecca Black Is Still Out There Living Her Dream

WESTWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 06:  Singer Rebecca Black arrives at the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Jack And Jill" on November 6, 2011 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images) WESTWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Rebecca Black arrives at the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Jack And Jill" on November 6, 2011 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Can you recall the name, or any of the relevant lyrics, from Ark Factory signee turned YouTube sensation Rebecca Black's second single? Quick refresher: It was called "My Moment"; it was a rejoinder to the "haters"; and it was an entirely forgettable three minutes of fauxspirational bubblegum pop. Say what you will about "Friday," Black's megaviral Internet hit, but it was certainly remarkable. The frontseat/backseat negotiations, the calendar explication, the bizarre driver rap — "Friday" gave us plenty of mundane absurdity (or profundity, depending on your perspective and/or intoxication level) to work with. With her latest single, "POI," Black wisely returns to the absurd: behold such lyrics as "there's a crime scene on the dance floor" and then, on the second verse, "There's a chalkline on the dance floor / in the shape of my heart." "POI," in case you were curious, stands for "Person of Interest," and the song was surely written during an episode of Law & Order: SVU. It's not unclever, exactly. And at least it is not a song about Polynesian food? (Actually, who are we kidding; we would totally listen to a Rebecca Black song about Polynesian food.)

Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images