Monday, 2 February 2009

Barack Obama is "Never Going To Give You Up"

Read about this in a newspaper over lunchtime. In an interview with 80's pop icon, Rick Astley, mention was made of a video someone (blogger - Hugh Atkin based in Sydney) had put together of President Obama 'singing' his infamous hit single "Never Going To Give You Up". Rick Astley described it as "it's genius".

"Because someone had to do it... Senator Obama just BarackRoll'd you (like a rickroll... only Presidential)."

At almost 6M views already, it's a YouTube hit. Go check it oot.

(Worth noting that Rick's original video of this song only has 1.5M hits on YouTube in comparison to Hugh's remix).

It's always great when artists endorse such remix creativity !

1 comment:

Egy Azziera said...

First off we would like to congratulate you on your fine public speaking skills. It looks like those who said the Obama Administration would strike while the iron is hot may have been correct, and the Administration may be doing it in a way that does not require them to even get a vote in Congress.