First things first: you can listen to/preview/download “The O-Bama Mixtape II: Vote Obama Style” at the following links:

ITUNES – Click HERE!
AMAZON – Click HERE!
eMUSIC – Click HERE!
GOOGLE Play – Click HERE!

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On Friday, August 31, after a relaxing vacation in Palm Springs, A.P.T. went home and began working on a parody to Psy’s popular “Gangnam Style” song called “Vote Obama Style.” After finishing the song and recording it, he spent the next 3 days shooting a video for it around the city of Los Angeles with some friends, all of whom heard the song and liked it enough to be in it. After 2 days of editing, he released the “Vote Obama Style” video onto YouTube at the worst time of day he could – 10:35 PM.

Despite the late hour of its release, the video became a HUGE hit. And, just as had happened 4 years earlier, his life would no longer be the same…


Above: The video for “Vote Obama Style,” a parody of Psy’s “Gangnam Style.”

Well… who ever said lightning doesn’t strike twice must have stopped running under trees after that first thunderstorm!

Four years after the success of “Obama Milli Remix,” I managed to come up with ANOTHER song and video that caught on and became really popular. And thank God for that! I don’t like to dwell on the negative too much, but I always felt bad that I wasn’t able to fully capitalize on popularity of my previous song the way I wanted to.

However, it turns out that all the stuff I didn’t know how to do 4 years ago resulted in me being able to know what things to do for this song. For example:

  • I made sure the song was on iTunes BEFORE the video was released
  • I was able to get the song played on a NATIONAL radio show, thanks to having the right connections
  • I didn’t offer the song as a FREE download, thus allowing me to benefit monetarily from online sales
  • I became a YouTube partner, meaning I now get PAID off views of the video 🙂

“Vote Obama Style” parodies a song, “Gangnam Style,” that only comes along every so often. The original video has well over 600 million views now; because of this, I knew that parodying the song MIGHT make it successful if only a fraction of that video’s audience saw mine – and, as it turns out, I was correct!

As of this typing, the video is almost at 400,000 views, and that’s just for the original version on my channel. In addition, I remade the video with J. Anthony Brown from the Tom Joyner Morning show, and other people have posted the video up on their pages. At first I was mad ’cause it would take away from views on my channel; then I realized that if other people were getting views, they would still drive traffic to my pages where they could buy the song, so long as they agreed to paste up the link.

All in all, this time around has been much more enjoyable for me, both in terms of the response to the song and my ability to see success from it. Thanks to all who viewed, shared, emailed, Facebook-posted and purchased the song in some form – you guys are the reason an independent artist like me is able to survive here in L.A.!

Here is the link to the video/song insight: https://aptsongs.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/video-vote-obama-style-gangnam-style-parody/

Aaaaaand, here are the lyrics to the song, typed out just for you!

Lyrics to Vote Obama Style (Written by A.P.T.)

Intro:
A.P.T.
Vote Obama style!
Vote Obama style!

Verse 1:
Imagine a guy running for white house re-election
Been President for 3 years so it’s time for introspection
He’s done all he could to steer us in the right direction
Plus his wife’s hot, no objection
It’s election year
When I go to the ballot box, I’ll make it very clear
I cast my vote while yelling out “I VOTE OBAMA, YEAH!”
If you don’t like it, pucker up and kiss my dearie aire
Cause my choice is clear

Refrain 1:
It’s too bad, but, Romney’s the wrong one
You should know (yeah!) he’s such a bore (yeah!)
On the ballot, Barack’s the right one
When you go (go!) Go out to vote (go)
We can keep him in the White House if you just, just, just, just….

Chorus:
Vote Obama Style!
Obama style! Vote – vote, vote, vote, vote
Vote Obama Style! Ugh!
Obama style! Vote – vote, vote, vote, vote
Vote Obama Style!

Chorus Refrain:
Heeeey! Romney’s shady!
Vote – vote, vote, vote, vote
Vote Obama Style!
Heeeey! Romney’s shady!
Vote – vote, vote, vote, vote
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Verse 2:
I hear Mitt Romney’s too afraid to share his taxes
If Obama did that, Republicans would try to slap him
Mitt’s personality is best described as “plain vanilla”
Plus he looks – like – super-villain (mwah ha ha ha!)
With Obama there,
He killed Bin Laden, and he brought new reform to Health Care
Stopped “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” bailed out Detroit, settled a fight with beer
Ended combat in Iraq, lowered job loss, fought for clean air
Combed his daughter’s hair

Refrain 2:
He got swagga, and when he walks up
Ladies fall (oh!) right to the floor (oh!)
Mitt’s the bad one, don’t choose the wrong one
When you go (go!) go out & vote (vote!)
4 more years up in the white house if you just, just, just, just…

Chorus:
Vote Obama Style!
Obama style! Vote – vote, vote, vote, vote
Vote Obama Style! Ugh!
Obama style! Vote – vote, vote, vote, vote
Vote Obama Style!

Chorus Refrain:
Heeeey! Romney’s shady!
Vote – vote, vote, vote, vote
Vote Obama Style!
Heeeey! Romney’s shady!
Vote – vote, vote, vote, vote
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Refrain 3:
Romney, no, don’t vote for Romney, no
Baby, baby, Romney, no, not Romney, no
He’s a chode
And plus he’s way too old
Baby, baby, Romney, no, vote obama, u know what I’m sayin’!

Chorus refrain intro:
Vote Obama Style!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Chorus Refrain:
Heeeey! Romney’s shady!
Vote – vote, vote, vote, vote
Vote Obama Style!
Heeeey! Romney’s shady!
Vote – vote, vote, vote, vote
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Outro:
A.P.T.!
Vote Obama style!

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