Will it Go Viral? Tay Allyn the next Rebecca Black?

Ok, so being considered as the potential “next” Rebecca Black may not seem like a GREAT thing.

Although, if you recall, Black’s one-hit wonder “Friday” DID go from being an internationally mocked viral sensation to being appropriated into mainstream culture ultimately ending up in a Katy Perry music video, among other successes like international media coverage and even airtime on major radio stations worldwide.

Rebecca Black is one of the greatest viral video sensations of our time. So really….not such a bad comparison…is it?

But I think I would be sad if Tay Allyn made it to that level. This song’s cringe-worthy on a whole other level…at least Rebecca Black’s horribleness seemed wholesome and innocent, like an adorable and pathetic little penguin. Tay Allyn is….trying to hard? Is she ironic and therefore funny? If so, I’m not “getting” it.

According to the YouTube post, Tay Allyn is a 24-year-old BMI affiliated artist who has created a new breed of pop “that’s like Ke$ha without the sex, and Gaga without the avant garde.” (huh?).

They’re apparently pop songs about the mundane issues you face in everyday life…

She also wants you to know she was chosen by Justin Timberlake and MySpace as a top upcoming artist of 2013.

I just can’t believe this came out on July 16 and only has 146,000 views.

What do you think? Will this go viral and surpass the 1 million mark within the week?

Kudos to Rob for sharing this!


I'm a journalist, producer and host who thought I would get into "traditional" broadcasting until the lusty call of the Internet drew me in. I've been fortunate enough to have launched 10 web series about a wide range of niches, like: Greek culture, Wines, India and Battlestar Galactica (BSGcast FTW!). But these days I love being one-half of Nat&Marie, exploring Internet Culture and dissecting how the web affects IRL and vice versa. Instagram's my vice and Technoviking is my home boy!


  1. karmacakedotca

    July 19, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Is that Affan at 1:38??! Superstar!

  2. TaylorNVFerri

    July 23, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    This is terrifying!

    • karmacakedotca

      July 23, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      TaylorNVFerri the guy she’s into looks like a doofus.

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