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It's Friday (All Over the World)

  • Jessica Stahl



Many of you have probably heard of Rebecca Black and her song, "Friday." Many of you are probably sick of it. But did you know that it's helping unite the world?

People all over the globe have been translating and covering Rebecca Black. Hey, whatever brings people together, right? So here, for your Friday enjoyment, are 11 languages-worth of "Friday," from Malay to Swahili and everything in between.

Mandarin Version


Malay Version


Quebecois Version


Hokkien Version


Russian Version


Spanish Version


Japanese Version


Arabic Version


As German beat poetry


Translating to Swahili


American Sign Language


And this isn't a translation, but around the VOA newsroom, we enjoy this version:


Thanks to "What's in Your Bin?" for unearthing some of these amazing translations.

Also, as a disclaimer, I only speak 2 of these languages, so I'm trusting that each of the videos contain straight translations. Please let me know if any of them turn out to contain anything offensive.
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