Barack's Dubs

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Barack's Dubs is a popular YouTube channel and series that uses Barack Obama speeches to create cover songs of popular songs. The channel was created by Fadi Saleh, a student of the University of Tennessee.[1] The channel is a Maker Studios partner.[2][3]

Song Artist Released Ref
Drink To That Rihanna January 4, 2012 [1]
Born This Way Lady Gaga January 10, 2012 [4][5][6]
Sexy and I Know It LMFAO March 26, 2012 [7]
Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen June 4, 2012 [8][9]
Boyfriend Justin Bieber June 24, 2012 [10]
What Makes You Beautiful One Direction July 20, 2012 [11]
Hot n Cold Katy Perry October 15, 2012 [12]
U Can't Touch This MC Hammer November 6, 2012 [13]
Deck The Halls Traditional December 19, 2012 [14]
SexyBack Justin Timberlake January 21, 2013 [15]
Gotta Catch 'Em All Jason Paige February 4, 2013 [16]
Get Lucky Daft Punk June 24, 2013 [17]
All Gold Everything Trinidad James July 15, 2013
Blurred Lines Robin Thicke July 23, 2013 [18][19]
Made in the USA Demi Lovato August 13, 2013 [20][21]
Best Song Ever One Direction August 23, 2013
It's All Good Ne-Yo October 9, 2013
Jingle Bells Traditional December 9, 2013 [22]
Do What U Want Lady Gaga January 9, 2014 [23]
Timber Pitbull April 15, 2014 [24]
Birthday Katy Perry June 10, 2014 [25]
Fancy Iggy Azalea August 5, 2014 [26][27]
Problem Ariana Grande August 19, 2014 [28][29]
Bang Bang Jessie J September 1, 2014[30]

Media coverage[edit]

The videos have been featured on Huffington Post,[11][13][31] Gawker,[8] Rolling Stone,[9] NBC,[1] Yahoo!,[10] Mashable,[32] and several other online news publications.[7][12][33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "UT students' Baracks Dubs becomes viral hit". NBC Tennessee. June 7, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "5 Questions With... 5Qs with… Will Keenan, Formerly of Maker Studios". videoink.com. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Arnold, Gage (February 27, 2014). "Creator of 'Baracksdubs' hopes to turn viral videos into vehicle for change". Daily Beacon (University of Tennessee). Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "President Obama Sings 'Born This Way' By Lady Gaga In Mashup (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. January 11, 2012. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ Pfeiffer, Eric (January 12, 2012). "Video: President Obama sings "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga". Yahoo News. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Obama 'sings' Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way'". USA Today. January 13, 2012. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Rheana Murray (March 30, 2012). "Obama sings 'Sexy and I Know It'". New York Daily News. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Louis Peitzman (June 4, 2012). "Finally, Barack Obama Covers ‘Call Me Maybe". Gawker. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "President Obama 'Sings' 'Call Me Maybe'". Rolling Stone. June 5, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Melissa Knowles (June 26, 2012). "Viral Video Mashup of President Obama ‘Singing’ Justin Bieber’s ‘Boyfriend’". Yahoo!. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Barack Obama Sings One Direction's 'What Makes You Beautiful' (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. July 23, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b Mark Silva (October 16, 2012). "Obama, Romney: `Hot and Cold’ — Web-Fun ala Katy Perry". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "Barack Obama Sings 'U Can't Touch This' (VIDEO)". Huffington Post UK. November 7, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Obama Sings 'Deck The Halls' (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. December 12, 2012. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Obama Sings 'SexyBack' By Justin Timberlake: BaracksDubs' Inaugural Cover (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. January 22, 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  16. ^ Bishop, Rollin (February 5, 2013). "Here’s Barack Obama Singing the Pokémon Theme Song, Because Why Not [Video]". Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  17. ^ Locker, Melissa (June 25, 2013). "WATCH: Barack Obama Sings Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’". Time. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  18. ^ Oldenburg, Ann (July 25, 2013). "Bill Clinton sings 'Blurred Lines'". USA Today. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  19. ^ Locker, Melissa (June 24, 2013). "WATCH: WATCH: Bill Clinton Sings Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines'". Time. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  20. ^ Savage, Lesley (August 16, 2013). "President Obama "sings" Demi Lovato's "Made in the USA"". CBS News. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Obama Sings 'Made In The USA' By Demi Lovato Thanks To BaracksDubs (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. August 14, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Barack Obama Sings 'Jingle Bells' Because We've All Been Very Good This Year". Huffington Post. December 10, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  23. ^ Goodman, William (January 9, 2014). "Watch Barack Obama 'Sing' Lady Gaga's 'Do What U Want'". Huffington Post. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Barack Obama And Hillary Clinton ‘Sing' Timber By Pitbull (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. April 16, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  25. ^ Goodman, William (June 12, 2014). "Ellen DeGeneres Covers Katy Perry's 'Birthday' Without Singing A Single Note". Huffington Post. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  26. ^ Stone, Avery (August 8, 2014). "Barack Obama Gets 'Fancy' In Latest BaracksDubs". Huffington Post. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  27. ^ Somosot, Jsnice (August 7, 2014). "Iggy Azalea and U.S. President Barack Obama's Fancy YouTube Mash-Up Video: Check It Out Here [WATCH VIDEO]". International Business Times. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  28. ^ Strecker, Erin (August 20, 2014). "Watch President Obama 'Sing' Ariana Grande's 'Problem'". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  29. ^ Grossman, Samantha (August 20, 2014). "Watch President Obama Sing Ariana Grande’s “Problem” (Sort Of)". Time. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  30. ^ Saleh, Fadi (August 19, 2014). "Barack Obama Singing Problem by Ariana Grande". Baracksdubs (YouTube). Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  31. ^ "Barack Obama Sings 'Call Me Maybe' By Carly Rae Jepsen (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. June 4, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  32. ^ Brian Anthony Hernandez (May 22, 2012). "‘Call Me Maybe’ Parody Features Digital Obama, Romney [VIDEO]". Mashable. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  33. ^ Natasha Chandel (June 26, 2012). "President Obama Strikes Again With Justin Bieber 'Boyfriend' Mashup". MTV Newsroom. Retrieved November 8, 2012.