The Absolute Best Songs From Barack Obama’s Legendary Summer Playlists

Our forever president has some good taste in music!

Every summer, we all can't wait for former President Barack Obama's summer playlist. It's been a tradition since 2015 and his musical tastes are incredibly diverse. While we are eagerly awaiting his 2023 summer playlist, here are the best selections from Mr. Obama's playlist over the past eight years. 

  • "Ain’t Too Proud to Beg" – The Temptations

    Obama selected this classic in 2015.

  • "Classic Man" - Jidenna

    This was a 2016 pick and it makes sense - Obama is definitely a classic man!

  • "Mi Gente" - J Balvin & Willy William

    A 2017 selection, which was one of the biggest hits that year. 

  • "Bad Bad News" - Leon Bridges

    In 2018, continued to show he has excellent taste with this smooth track from Leon Bridges.

  • "Old Town Road" - Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) [Remix]

    In 2019,  Lil Nas X's breakthrough hit made the list.

  • "Savage Remix" – Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé

    Obama knew it was a hot girl summer in 2020.

  • "Neighbors” - J. Cole

    In 2021, Obamq selected this track from J. Cole, which was released in 2016.

  • “Break My Soul” - Beyoncé

    In 2022, Obama was feeling the return of Queen Bey and ready to be, "Back outside!"

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