It is our solemn duty to inform you that the Worst Song In The World™ has been taken off Youtube. While it may make all the haters out there happy (99.9% of you), it represents a dark day for those of you who are in to a bit misanthropy and enjoyed the aural self-flagellation of hearing Rebecca Black’s now infamous song ‘Friday’.

For those of you who came in late, the song was a made to order vanity single produced for Black by Los Angeles manufactured pop/take advantage of kids with rich parents production house Ark Music Factory, which became a viral Youtube hit. It has currently clocked up 167 million Youtube views, with 3.1 million ‘dislikes’ (a total of 87% of ratings) and made Black a household name for all the wrong reasons.

Alas, the video has now been removed from Youtube after a stoush between Black and her record label, who had put the video behind a pay wall and were charging $US2.99 to view it. Black’s lawyers issued a Take Down notice to Youtube as a result of the fight, with Black reportedly planning legal action against the label.

Black’s representatives (i.e. probably her Daddy’s lawyers) confirmed the devastating news, saying “We can confirm that we submitted a Take Down Notice to YouTube as a result of the dispute we have with Ark Music regarding the ‘Friday’ video.” While fans will no doubt be left weeping inconsolably as a result of the devastating revelations, we can comfort ourselves with the thousands of parody versions of the modern classic currently entertaining us on Youtube.

In the meantime, you can console yourself with the ultimate moment in shit pop eating itself with footage of Katy Perry covering ‘Friday’ at her recent Melbourne concert.