44 Best Songs of Obama's First Term

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  • The 44 Best Songs of Obama's First Term
  • "Exhibit C" - Jay Electronica
  • "Wasted" - Gucci Mane
  • "Teach Me How to Dougie" - Cali Swag District
  • "Daughters" - Nas
  • "Say Aah" - Trey Songz feat. Fabolous
  • Waka Flocka Flame
  • Jamie Foxx, T-Pain
  • Ca$h Out
  • Big Sean, Nicki Minaj
  • 2 Chainz, Drake
  • Bruno Mars
  • Drake
  • "Swimming Pools" - Kendrick Lamar
  • Rick Ross, French Montana, Drake
  • DJ Khaled, T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross
  • Lloyd Banks, Juelz Santana
  • B.o.B., Bruno Mars
  • Beyoncé
  • Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West
  • Chief Keef, G.O.O.D. Music
  • Drake
  • Rihanna, Drake
  • Usher
  • Kanye West
  • Tyga
  • Adele
  • Drake, Lil Wayne, Tyga
  • Rihanna, Calvin Harris
  • Cee-Lo Green
  • Nicki Minaj, Drake
  • Meek Mill
  • Rihanna
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Miguel
  • Beyoncé
  • Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne
  •  "Love the Way You Lie" - Eminem feat. Rihanna
  • Jay-Z, Alicia Keys
  • Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Pusha T
  • "B.M.F." - Rick Ross
  • Adele
  • "Runaway" - Kanye West
  • "I’m on One" - DJ Khaled feat. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and Drake
  •  "Niggas in Paris" - Jay-Z and Kanye West

The 44 Best Songs of Obama's First Term

Barack Obama's historic first term has had highs and lows — universal health care barely passing, stunted economic growth, the end to two wars, school schooting, Republican intransigence. But at least we had great music to get us through, whether we were celebrating or mourning. Some might say Young Jeezy set the tone with his 2008 hit "My President Is Black," but the music to follow when Obama officially took office in January 2009 to the end of his first term in January 2013 speaks for itself. Here, in honor of our 44th president's first term, we count down the 44 best songs of the past four years.

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