SpongeDubs (born: January 23, 2001YouTuber who does "SpongeBob sings" covers of various songs (mostly ones that are popular), much like another YouTuber by the name of Maestro Ziikos, who does a similar type of content.), is a
Using applications such as YouTube to Mp3 Converter and softwares such as Notepad++, Sony Vegas Pro 13 and Celemony Melodyne Editor, SpongeDubs makes "SpongeBob sings" song cover videos with clips that contain "clear-enough" voice audio samples from where the character, SpongeBob SquarePants, speaks particular sentences, words and/or other phrases that can be used to 'dub' the lyrics of a song that he is covering. Moreover, there are plenty of guides that help to convert YouTube to Mp3 easily. Other times, alternatively, SpongeDubs uses AI-synthesized SpongeBob voices — namely, 15.ai, vo.codes, or his friend, fellow YouTuber, SpeakingOfAI — for making SpongeBob sing. He then exports the raw audio that's used from the aforementioned audio/video clips and imports the audio into the vocal intonation corrector software, Melodyne 4 (studio version), to tune/shift the pitches of the audio of the vocal notes of the sampled clips to the correct keys of the original song's melodies. After that step is finished, he exports the audio of the tuned vocals that he then imports into Sony Vegas Pro 13, (the video editor that he uses,) to lastly make some final-product edits to the audio & visuals for the video. Finally, after all of the entire process of making the dub video is completed, he renders the finished production of it into an output video file format. From there, he uploads it to his YouTube channel and (usually) sets a scheduled publish date for the video to automatically post itself on a particular date & at a particular time.
However, in April of 2017, before "SpongeDubs" even came to be an idea of
his, he made "SpongeBob sings "That's What I Like" by Bruno Mars", which he later decided to re-upload it to his "SpongeDubs" YouTube channel in 2018, after having rediscovered the forgotten video of it.
The video's description states: "This episode was lost to the sands of time...until I found a copy in my underwear drawer. In all seriousness, this video was made in April 2017, long before SpongeDubs was even an idea. I'm reuploading it here for posterity.", which means that this would mark one of the earliest times he has ever made a "SpongeBob sings" video.
It is also noted, in a pinned comment that SpongeDubs posted on the re-uploaded video, that he used to make dub videos of Donald Trump singing (or rapping), somewhat similarly to the ones he currently does on SpongeBob. It was revealed that he used to post these dubs on 2 separate YouTube channels; One by the name of "TrumpsDubs", and one that is titled under his own name.
The "TrumpsDubs" Account
SpongeDubs began this channel on March 10, 2017. The format of video style used for this channel is practically identically alike to the format that's equated with the videos posted on the "SpongeDubs" channel. Only one SpongeBob-related video was uploaded to the TrumpsDubs channel, and that was the previously mentioned "SpongeBob sings "That's What I Like" by Bruno Mars" Dub video. "it was a sort of "special" video for that channel.", He says.
The idea of this video is what ultimately lead to SpongeDubs moving onward to the expansion of operating his SpongeDubs YouTube channel, and kept working on it, from there on.
|“||After I stopped doing TrumpsDubs, I thought it might be fun to try out some more SpongeDubs. Then, this happened.||”|
Significant rises in popularity & channel growth
The first few moments in time where SpongeDubs started to begin spiking in popularity, was all the way back during the first couple of weeks where, 3 days after he created the channel, he uploaded a video titled "SpongeBob sings "In My Blood" by Shawn Mendes - acoustic version". And in some short amount of time, users were re-posting his video on social media, via sites Twitter, Instagram, iFunny, and even YouTube. (other possible suspects include users on Reddit and TikTok. But more evidence needs to be given to help support the confirmation of this claim.)
|“||"I got my first little taste of what it's like to have a popular video when people started stealing my third ever video, "In My Blood - acoustic version". It was reuploaded everywhere, from Twitter to Instagram to iFunny to YouTube itself. (I tried to report them, but after a while I stopped caring.)||”|
This kind of internet exposure caused SpongeDubs' channel to gain a bit more attention. And not only that... but with other videos of his, like; "SpongeBob sings "Fireflies" by Owl City", and "SpongeBob sings "Take On Me" by a-ha", he began to see recognition from bigger YouTubers such as Vailskibum94, Yoshimaniac, and Keeyuh.
His channel fully peaked in popularity once he uploaded Dubs of which were heavily requested by a lot of people.
From around this point in time, his channel would receive an exponentially massive growth in subscriber count, at such a greatly fast speed. Reaching a solid 100k new subscribers, between September 18, 2018 - December 18, 2018.
|“||"In My Feelings" got 500K views, and I was real excited about that. But the one thing that was the most amazing and most confusing was the fact that I somehow went from 6K subscribers to >50K in the week leading up to the "Thriller" premiere. I still don't know how that happened."||”|
On May 21, 2019, SpongeDubs posted "SpongeBob sings "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X". The video went on to gather over 8 million views within the first two months of it's existence. It is one of SpongeDubs's most fastest growing videos in history to ever get as many views as it does now, and is his most popular video.
Other notable points in history
The first Collaboration he has ever had, was with an animation YouTuber by the name of "ComedyLikerVideos". He did the animations for SpongeDubs' video "SpongeBob sings "I Want To Break Free" by Queen".
Special Announcements: Social Media
On January 10, 2019, in his video "SpongeBob sings "thank u, next" by Ariana Grande", SpongeDubs announces that he finally has a Twitter account for his "SpongeDubs" channel. Later on July 13, 2019, he would go on to announce that he has both a new Subreddit and a new Discord server, in a video titled "join the spongedubs discord (and subreddit)", which was meant to advertise the afformentioned Subreddit and Discord server. However, in current day, this annoucement video has been deleted for unknown reasons.
On October 23, 2019, SpongeDubs announced the creation of his alternative YouTube channel "SpongeDouble", where he uploads any type of video content he wants to post on YouTube besides his well known "SpongeBob sings" videos. His reasons for creating a second channel were given in his announcement video he made about the channel, titled "welcome to SpongeDouble (also, a rant)".
Note: The following dates are according to
- 200 subscribers: July 26, 2018.
- 469 subscribers: August 5, 2018.
- 1,000 subscribers: August 26, 2018.
- 2,000 subscribers: September 4, 2018.
- 100,000 subscribers: December 7, 2018
- 200,000 subscribers: May 27, 2019
- 300,000 subscribers: July 27, 2019
- 400,000 subscribers: February 21, 2020