President Obama Has Great Taste in Music

The White House just joined Spotify and shared his playlist.

The White House wants to let you know they just joined Spotify. OK? Cool.

What’s even cooler is that President Barack Obama shared two playlists while he’s on summer vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. In between reading those six books he’s assigned himself, President Obama found some time to handpick a playlist for the day and night time.

There’s a wide range of artists here, from The Temptations and Isley Brothers to Aretha Franklin and Justin Timberlake. President Obama’s night playlist for the summer is equally intriguing as he mixes in Nina Simone, Mos Def and Lauryn Hill. There’s definitely some good vibes here and it’s perfect for any occasion.

Although we have just a month left before fall starts, President Obama wants us to enjoy the sunshine while we can. Check out the tracklists below and stream them on Spotify here and here.

President Obama's Summer Playlist: Day

  1. Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations

  2. Live It Up – Isley Brothers

  3. Memories Live – Talib Kweli & Hi Tek

  4. Tombstone Blues – Bob Dylan

  5. So Much Trouble in the World – Bob Marley

  6. Paradise – Coldplay

  7. Tengo Un Trato (Remix) – Mala Rodriguez

  8. Wang Dang Doodle – Howlin Wolf

  9. Another Star – Stevie Wonder

  10. Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly & the Family Stone

  11. Boozophilia – Low Cut Connie

  12. Wherever Is Your Heart  – Brandi Carlile

  13. Good Day – Nappy Roots

  14. Green Light – John Legend

  15. Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones

  16. Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin

  17. Down Down the Deep River – Okkervil River

  18. Pusher Love Girl – Justin Timberlake

  19. Shake It Out – Florence + The Machine

  20. La Salsa La Traigo Yo – Sonora Carruseles

President Obama's Summer Playlist: Night

  1. My Favorite Things – John Coltrane

  2. Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean) – Beyoncé

  3. Moondance – Van Morrison

  4. Is Your Love Big Enough? – Lianne La Havas

  5. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – Al Green

  6. Red & White & Blue & Gold – Aoife O’Donovan

  7. Nothing Even Matters – Lauryn Hill

  8. The Best Is Yet to Come – Frank Sinatra

  9. You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles

  10. I Found My Everything – Mary J Blige

  11. Help Me – Joni Mitchell

  12. I’ve Got Dreams to Remember – Otis Redding

  13. Suzanne – Leonard Cohen

  14. Feeling Good – Nina Simone

  15. Stubborn Love – The Lumineers

  16. Until – Cassandra Wilson

  17. UMI Says – Mos Def

  18. The Very Thought of You – Billie Holiday

  19. Flamenco Sketches – Miles Davis

  20. Woo – Erykah Badu

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