President Obama Curates Summer Playlists


President Obama Curates Summer Playlists

Ever wondered what music they listen to in the Oval Office? Now’s your chance find out because DJ POTUS has just graced us with two full playlists, one for the day and one for the night.

Now, we already knew Obama has a good taste for the classics – he sang a lyric or two of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” and he got back to his roots with “Sweet Home Chicago” – but here we see he’s got a good ear for more recent musicians as well.

“It’s stocked with a selection of the classics — from Nina Simone’s blues sensation “Feelin’ Good” to the Temptations’ “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” — mixed in with more recent tracks from artists like Florence & the Machine and The Lumineers,” says the official White House blog. Also included are big names like Justin Timberlake and Beyonce, as well as a few indie picks like Aoife O’Donovan.

Take a look at the full lists below.

“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

“My Favorite Things” – John Coltrane
“Superpower” (featuring Frank Ocean) – Beyonce
“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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