"My Moment" (CD Single)

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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YouTube phenom hits back with better, more polished song.

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Based on 2 reviews

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Based on 15 reviews

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Educational Value
Positive Messages

No matter what life hands you, or what people say, live in the moment and make it yours.

Positive Role Models & Representations

After being ridiculed and the center of so much negative backlash, Black reacts with a new song that lets her fight back and show her talent.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Black's first single "Friday" was a YouTube sensation, a cringe-worthy song that catapulted the unknown singer into stardom and public ridicule. Her second single, however, responds to those critics with improved vocals and a positive message about living in the moment and being resilient. The song is free of any iffy content.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byIsaac T September 11, 2015

Looks like Rebecca's back...

In which Rebecca Black makes a somewhat more boring sequel to Friday. Despite all the hate she gets she lives on and remains in the process. Definitely better t... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old September 21, 2012

Rebecca Black

Her songs are not very good, but why hate on her she doesn't write her own songs. I personally think you shouldn't hate her writers either. Hate is ju... Continue reading

What's the story?

Back to defy her many critics, Rebecca Black responds to the backlash surrounding her hit "Friday" with a more polished single, "MY MOMENT," with a clear message: This is my moment, and like it or not, I'm gonna enjoy it. The video shows Black livin' the dream, equipped with her own background dancers, a model makeover, and a limo ride with Mom.

Is it any good?

Black's "Friday" was an accidental success -- it was so bad that people couldn't stop watching. That said, the 14-year-old deserves major kudos for keeping her smile and standing up in the face of so much criticism. "My Moment" shows Black isn't finished with her fifteen minutes of fame, touting, "Your life is in your hands, so take it as far as you can." The vocals are a modest improvement, thanks to the wizardry of a music studio, while the video reveals that there is some personality and spunk behind those thick bangs.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the positive and negative aspects of YouTube. What do you think about no-names who become insta-celebrities via countless clicks from the computer?

  • How can you be smart and safe when it comes to posting things online? What are some good rules to follow?

Music details

  • Artist: Rebecca Black
  • Release date: July 18, 2011
  • Type: Single
  • Label: RB Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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