Cover Trend: Last Friday Night

June 27, 2011

Katy Perry's short film/video for "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" hit the web June 12th and has drawn 34 million views to become the most-watched video of the past month. "Last Friday Night" is a top rising search, globally, on YouTube over the past 30 days, hitting its highest peak on the 15th.

As a result of the single's radio release and video's popularity, we're seeing a significant number of covers and parodies arriving quickly. Over the weekend, this parody version from YouTube performer Dave Days was one of our Most Shared videos:

Another unique take on the song comes from DSharp, whose violin remix has been receiving attention on pop culture sites this afternoon:

(Here's an older piano version.)

Most of the videos are straight covers and over 200 videos tagged as covers of the song have been posted in just the past seven days. We've pulled together a playlist of some of the most popular ones from June:

(Use the arrows to navigate between videos or watch them all here.)