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The Barack Obama ‘Boyfriend’ cover may be the first sure sign that popular culture is moving past Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe.’
Hilarious and predictably unmusical, this is one of a few covers by Obama created by seaming together several clips of the President’s official and often serious speeches. Though slightly shorter than one might expect, audiences can be impressed by the sheer amount of effort that must have gone into creating this clip. Despite the fact that Obama doesn’t willingly take part in these covers, there’s something irresistible about watching a typically formal figure take part in a pop culture parody.
Featuring the minimalist background beat of the original song, this cover is highly recognizable despite the lack of melody in Obama’s stitched-together speaking voice.