Here’s Your New Summer Playlist, Courtesy Of US President Barack Obama

Written by Emmy Mack on 17th August, 2015

Here’s Your New Summer Playlist, Courtesy Of US President Barack Obama

Between coordinating domestic and foreign policy, executing federal law, overseeing national security and just generally being the leader of the free world and stuff, US President Barack Obama has joined Spotify and curated a tasty playlist of his go-to jams for the summer.

And just because it’s still winter here in Aus doesn’t mean that we can’t still sit back and enjoy the soulful stylings of the Commander In Chief’s #POTUSplaylist, which features a diverse collection of artists, from The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Frank Sinatra to Florence + The Machine, Justin Timberlake and of course Queen Bey.

The Prez was apparently so psyched to hand-pick some of his favey tunes that he created not one but two summer playlists, one for the day and one for the night, proving once and for all that he’s not just a regular president, he’s a cool president.

Check out Obama’s 40-track double vacation playlist below, straight out of the White House into your house, and see how the President of the United States of America’s musical taste measures up.

President Obama’s Summer Playlist: Day

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations
Live It Up – Isley Brothers
Memories Live – Talib Kweli & Hi Tek
Tombstone Blues – Bob Dylan
So Much Trouble in the World – Bob Marley
Paradise – Coldplay
Tengo Un Trato (Remix) – Mala Rodriguez
Wang Dang Doodle – Howlin Wolf
Another Star – Stevie Wonder
Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly & the Family Stone
Boozophilia – Low Cut Connie
Wherever Is Your Heart – Brandi Carlile
Good Day – Nappy Roots
Green Light – John Legend
Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones
Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
Down Down the Deep River – Okkervil River
Pusher Love Girl – Justin Timberlake
Shake It Out – Florence + The Machine
La Salsa La Traigo Yo – Sonora Carruseles

President Obama’s Summer Playlist: Night

My Favorite Things – John Coltrane
Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean) – Beyoncé
Moondance – Van Morrison
Is Your Love Big Enough? – Lianne La Havas
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – Al Green
Red & White & Blue & Gold – Aoife O’Donovan
Nothing Even Matters – Lauryn Hill
The Best Is Yet to Come – Frank Sinatra
You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles
I Found My Everything – Mary J Blige
Help Me – Joni Mitchell
I’ve Got Dreams to Remember – Otis Redding
Suzanne – Leonard Cohen
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Stubborn Love – The Lumineers
Until – Cassandra Wilson
UMI Says – Mos Def
The Very Thought of You – Billie Holiday
Flamenco Sketches – Miles Davis
Woo – Erykah Badu


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