Want to know what President Barack Obama is listening to in the Oval Office? Now you can! The White House just joined Spotify, and the prez himself put together two summer playlists, one for day and one for night!
Whether he’s hooping it up on the basketball court or reading mean tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live, President Barack Obama, 54, has proved to be a pretty hip president. So of course, as soon as the White House joined Spotify on August 14, the president already had two playlists ready to share with his country (and the rest of the world!). What’s Obama listening to this summer? Keep reading to find out!
Thanks to Spotify, we’re not just hearing what President Obama listens to during the day, but we also get to see what he has playing at night! He custom made each 20-song playlist, both titled “The President’s Summer Playlist” with their respective time of day. There are plenty of big names on each #POTUSPlaylist, including Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Coldplay, and Florence + The Machine, but the president made some surprisingly unique choices from the big-name artists.
According to his selections, President Obama likes to keep things upbeat during the day and then slow it down at night. For his daytime playlist, he chose songs like JT’s “Pusher Love Girl,” “Shake It Out” by Florence + the Machine, and Coldplay’s “Paradise.” But the prez clearly loves his oldies, too — he also added songs by The Rolling Stones (“Gimme Shelter”), Stevie Wonder (“Another Star”), and even The Temptations (“Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”)!
Going for more of a chill vibe for his night playlist, he went way back in time with songs like Frank Sinatra’s “The Best Is Yet To Come,” Ray Charles’ “You Don’t Know Me,” and Billie Holiday’s “The Very Thought Of You.” But, we can’t forget to mention one person we were more than excited to see make the list — Beyonce! That’s right, President Obama makes sure he has some Bey in his summer! He chose one of her more mellow songs, “Superpower,” from her latest album, BEYONCE. Let’s be honest though, we’re just happy to see Queen B on the list!
President Obama definitely put some thought into his curating job. Overall, both playlists send a pretty positive vibe, as any summertime playlist should. We can’t wait to jam to both of his #POTUSPlaylists before the warm weather is gone!
Do YOU like President Obama’s choices for his summer playlists, HollywoodLifers? Do you hope to see more from him on Spotify in the future? Tell us below!
— Taylor Weatherby