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POTUS Playlist Released

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Obama is going to go down as having the best taste in music of any president. Some sweet picks on his playlists this year.

Some backstory: the White House set up a Spotify account in 2015, and Obama broke it in with two summer playlists: Day and Night. Since then it has been used to make playlists like "Holidays With The Bidens" and "The First Lady's Day Of The Girl."

Below are the POTUS Picks, which seem a bit wistful, perhaps because it's his last year in office. (Wonder what will be on President Trump's playlist :beadyeyes:). Note the soul classic from Tower of Power, "So Very Hard to Go."

Day:

LoveHate Thing - Wale
Smooth Sailin' - Leon Bridges
Elevator Operator - Courtney Barnett
Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Many the Miles - Sara Bareilles
Tightrope - Janelle Monáe
Classic Man - Jidenna
So Ambitious - Jay Z feat. Pharrell
Me Gustas Tu - Manu Chao
Forever Begins - Common
The Man - Aloe Blacc
As We Enter - Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
Sinnerman - Nina Simone
U Got the Look - Prince
Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
Don't Owe You A Thang - Gary Clark Jr.
Man Like That - Gin Wigmore
II B.S. (edit) - Charles Mingus

Night:

If I Have My Way - Chrisette Michele
Espera - Esperanza Spalding
Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville
Alright - Ledisi
Trapped By A Thing Called Love - Denise LaSalle
Lady - D'Angelo
So Very Hard to Go - Tower of Power
Midnight Sun - Carmen McCrae
Cucurrucucú Paloma - Caetano Veloso
Green Aphrodisiac - Corinne Bailey Rae
I'll Be There for You / You're All I Need - Mary J. Blige / Method Man
Lover Man - Billie Holiday
Criminal - Fiona Apple
Acid Rain - Chance the Rapper
My Funny Valentine - Miles Davis
Do You Feel Me - Anthony Hamilton
I Get Lonely - Janet Jackson
Lean In - Lizz Wright
All Day Music - War
Say Yes - Floetry

 

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