Barack Obama Releases a Spotify #POTUSPlaylist

Barack Obama Releases a Spotify #POTUSPlaylist

The White House released two Spotify playlists of songs on Friday morning, one for day and one for night, that were hand-picked by President Barack Obama, who’s currently vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard.


The playlists are a first for the White House, which launched an official channel on Spotify, a music streaming service.

“Take a listen to the 20 picks for a summer night,” the description for the playlist states.

The playlists include a mix of genres, such as hip-hop, jazz, R&B and folk from a variety of artists, including Beyonce, Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra and Joni Mitchell.

Here are the songs on the Day playlist, which total 1 hour and 32 minutes in time:

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

Here are the songs on the Night playlist, which total 1 hour and 38 minutes in time:

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

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