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WATCH: Video of Barack Obama singing Uptown Funk goes viral

January 29, 2015
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Barack Obama has unintentionally become the latest star to put his own spin on Mark Ronson's hit Uptown Funk after a dubbed YouTube video of him singing the track has gone viral. The cleverly edited video received nearly one million views in 48 hours after it was shared by YouTube user Barackdubs on Tuesday, and has even received acclaim from Mark Ronson himself.

"Bless you for this, @barackdubs," tweeted the producer, along with a link to the hilarious video.

The one minute video is taken from clips of Barack Obama's presidential speeches, edited together in time to the track.

"This hit that ice cold, that Michelle Pfeiffer that white gold," he begins, in the funny video that has unsurprisingly proved a viral hit online.


Barack Obama Singing Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson (ft. Bruno Mars)

The video has proved a viral hit online

The Barackdubs YouTube account is dedicated to creating funny videos of the president singing popular songs, with other videos including Iggy Azalea's Fancy and Justin Timberlake's SexyBack.

Uptown Funk has been a global success after it was released in December. The single spent six weeks at number one in the UK and four weeks at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also became the all-time most streamed track in a single week in the UK after it was streamed 2.56 million times in just seven days.

The track was originally scheduled for release in January, but Mark was forced to bring it forward after X Factor contestant Fleur East performed the song five weeks before it was due to be released.

Mark © Photo: Getty Images
Mark Ronson has had a global hit with Uptown Funk

The 39-year-old admitted that he was "blindsided" by the performance, as Simon Cowell did not ask his permission to use the track before the show.

"I thought, oh man, this song we've spent six or seven months on is potentially going to be eclipsed by the other version – in the country I live in and [is] super important to me," he told the Evening Standard.

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