CORRECTION TO THIS CAPTION:
The chart that ran with this story in print misidentified the artist
who originally sang "My Life Would Suck Without You." It is Kelly
Clarkson, not Taylor Swift. The mistake has been corrected online.
Yu-Pu Wang, a first year MIT graduate student in chemistry, debuted his first a capella remake of a Top 40 American pop song early last winter. Since creating his YouTube channel under the username “soloban” in February of 2009, Yu-Pu’s videos (including two acoustic guitar solos preceding his pop videos and not included below) have received over 25,000 hits. The total number of hits presented for each music video was collected at noon, June 2. With the addition of his latest video “Telephone,” here we outline the history of his YouTube development.