UT students' Baracks Dubs becomes viral hit

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University of Tennessee Student Fadi Saleh, creator of Barack Dubs.

During his Holiday break in December 2011, University of Tennessee student Fadi Saleh had a song stuck in his head and idea of what to do about it.

In January, he started creating a video mash-up of speeches given by President Barack Obama, set to the tune of Rhianna's (Cheers) Drink to That. And with that, a YouTube sensation was born.

From his home in West Tennessee, Fadi explained how that first video lead to a second video parody,  set to Lady Gaga's Born this Way. After that it was LMFAO Sexy and I Know It and his most recent video, set to Carly Rae Jepson's Call me maybe.

The videos are some of the most popular featured on YouTube and can be found under the barackdubs channel.

Fadi admits that at first it took many hours to make the videos, but now he's got it down to a science. He spends his summer and holiday breaks creating the videos.  He's currently in the planning stages for a song by Justin Bieber.

Saleh says he just making entertainment and not a political statement, a recent partnership with MTV Act has help raise awareness to this election year.  Fadi says he is experimenting with the idea of making a video featuring Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

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