“Can’t be hateful, gotta be grateful!”

“Oh, oh, oh, it’s Thanksgiving Day. We, we, we, we’re gonna have a good time. Oh, oh, oh, it’s Thanksgiving. We, we, we are gonna have a good time with the turkey, mashed potatoes. We, we, we are gonna have a good time.”

Such is chorus of 13-year-old Nicole Westbrook’s seasonal hit “It’s Thanksgiving!” The song is a production of Patrice Wilson, the man behind ARK Music—and more memorably, perhaps, the Internet pop phenom Rebecca Black, whose song “Friday” reminded everyone in the world what day it was. And Wilson’s tween songstresses seem to be really good at telling people what day it is.

Like, for instance, with Westbrook’s new song, the video for which begins with Westbrook crossing out the days of the calendar leading up to Turkey day. (In her video, Thanksgiving is on Thursday, November 28, which makes that a 2013 calendar).

In terms of lyrical structure, the songs are basically the same. Oh, oh, oh, it’s Thanksgiving Day is basically the 2012 equivalent of Black’s Oo-ooh-ooh, hoo yeah, yeah. 

So, in case you were wondering, Westbrook is so the new Rebecca Black.

Plus, she sort of tries to rap during part of the song when she’s passing out dinner to her Thanksgiving table full of 12-year-olds, talking about how grateful she is. Because isn’t the point of the holiday hanging out with your friends while the actor from Friday dances around a bunch of teenagers dressed as a turkey?

In short, yes. Gotta be grateful.


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  1. Pingback: Things That I May or May Not Do on Thanksgiving « The Weekly Today

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