The Weekend: Friday

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The Weekend: Friday
EP by Forever the Sickest Kids
Released November 17, 2009[1]
Recorded 2008–2009
Studio Red Bull Studios, Santa Monica, California
The Lair Studio, Los Angeles, California
SKYlab, Fort Worth, Texas
Maximum Volume, New York City
Length 20:51
Label Universal Republic
Forever the Sickest Kids chronology
Underdog Alma Mater
The Weekend: Friday
Forever the Sickest Kids
Singles from The Weekend: Friday
  1. "What Do You Want from Me"
    Released: October 30, 2009
  2. "She Likes (Bittersweet Love)"
    Released: April 19, 2010

The Weekend: Friday is an EP by American pop punk band Forever the Sickest Kids. It was released on November 17, 2009 worldwide through Universal Republic.


The EP was originally intended to be a mini-LP, and was to be the first part of The Weekend series, with Saturday and Sunday following. However, as a large number of songs were written, the band decided to release a full-length self-titled album instead.[2] On November 12, five days before its official release, the band streamed the entire EP on their MySpace page.

The first single from the EP, "What Do You Want from Me", was originally released on October 30. A music video was later released on YouTube in late December.[3]

The second single from the EP was "She Likes (Bittersweet Love)". In April 2010, the band had posted multiple teaser videos on their YouTube account in preparation for the release of the full music video for the song, which was later released on April 19.[4][5] In May and June, the band went on the Bamboozle Road Show 2010 tour.[6]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.0/5 stars [7][8]
Review, Rinse, Repeat2/5 stars[9]
Strange Glue5/10 stars[10]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Jonathan Cook, Austin Bello, Caleb Turman, Kyle Burns, Marc Stewart, and Kent Garrison. All vocals by Cook, Bello, and Turman, except where noted.

1."Do or Die"
Matt Squire3:17
2."Tough Love"
  • Bello
  • Turman
3."She Likes (Bittersweet Love)"
  • Cook
  • Bello
  • Turman
  • Michael Shimshack
4."Take It Slow"
  • Bello
  • Garrison
5."Hip Hop Chick" (Cook)
6."What Do You Want from Me" (Bello/Cook)
  • Bello
  • Turman
  • Goodman
Bonus track
7."Hawkbot" (Bello/Cook, featuring Chae Hawk)
  • Cook
  • Bello
  • Burns
  • Turman
  • Stewart
  • Garrison
  • Chae Hawk
  • Cook
  • Burns
Total length:20:51
  • "Do or Die" is a rewrite of the song "Stop Giving Your Love" by Been Bradley, the acoustic/electronic project Bello and Turman created before the formation of Forever the Sickest Kids.
  • Chae Hawk, who was featured in "Hawkbot", was previously featured in a remix of the band's song "Believe Me, I'm Lying", which was included as a track on the band's deluxe edition of their previous release, Underdog Alma Mater.