Obama Released His Summer Playlist For 2019

Obama's Summer Playlist 2019

Obama’s feeling the “Summertime Magic” and wants to share it with all of us.

While former U.S. President Barack Obama is no longer in the White House, he and his wife Michelle have stayed important to American pop culture. While other former presidents like Bill Clinton and Geroge W. Bush faded into the distance post-office life, the 44th President has not. Not only do news sites continue to love reporting on his and Michelle’s adventures or work, but the Obamas continue to act as public figures in advocacy, literature, and more.

And now, Obama is proving what a cool man he is outside of the Oval Office by sharing his list of the top 44 Summer hits. Obama recently shared this list that includes songs like Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up,” Drake’s “Too Good,” Lizzo’s “Juice,” Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing,” SZA’s “Go Gina,” and more.

Again, the playlist is made up of 44 songs, to of course play a nod to Obama’s status as the 44th U.S. President, and incorporates many genres from rock, pop, r&b, and more. But Obama isn’t the only Oval Office-adjacent personality to release such as list. Democratic presidential candidates Andrew Yang and Senator Kamala Harris (of California) both released their own lists earlier this summer.

And this isn’t the first time that Obama has released his own playlist of songs. The former U.S. President dropped a list last year for 2018, one for 2017, and one for 2016 too. We hope this tradition continues for many years to come.

Related: 10 Strange (And Fun) Summer Festivals

The Playlist

If you’re interested in hearing the playlist, you can find it over on Spotify. Otherwise, you can check out the full list below.

“Too Good” — Drake ft. Rihanna

“I’ll Be Around” — The Spinners

“MOOD 4 EVA” — Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Childish Gambino ft. Oumou Sangaré

“Burning” — Maggie Rogers

“Fade Out Lines (The Avener Rework)” — The Avener and Phoebe Killdeer

“Juice” — Lizzo

“Reelin’ In The Years” — Steely Dan

“Who’s Loving You” — Terence Trent D’Arby

“Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing” — Stevie Wonder

“Joke Ting” — GoldLink ft. Ari PenSmith

“Seventeen” — Sharon Van Etten

“Doo-Wop (That Thing)” — Lauryn Hill

“100 Yard Dash” — Raphael Saadiq

“I’ve Got You Under My Skin” — Frank Sinatra

“Best Part” — Daniel Caesar & H.E.R.

“Feel The Vibe” — BJ the Chicago Kid ft. Anderson .Paak

“Señorita” — Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

“Drift Away” — Dobie Gray

“Hold on (Change is Comin’)” — Sounds of Blackness

“Brown Eyed Girl” — Van Morrison

“I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know” — Donny Hathaway

“Go Gina” — SZA

“It’s A Vibe” — 2 Chainz ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz & Jhené Aiko

“Dang!” — Mac Miller ft. Anderson .Paak

“How High the Moon” — Ella Fitzgerald

“Music” — Erick Sermon ft. Marvin Gaye

“Go” — The Black Keys

“Toast” — Koffee

“Boo’d Up” — Ella Mai

“Shining” — DJ Khaled ft. Beyoncé

“Con Altura” — Rosalía & J Balvin ft. El Guincho

“II B.S.” — Charles Mingus

“It’s Love” — Jill Scott

“Happy” — The Rolling Stones

“Alright” — John Legend

“Espera” — Esperanza Spalding

“54-46 Was My Number” — Toots & The Maytals

“Get Together” — The Youngbloods

“Float” — Anthony Hamilton

“Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

“Can U Believe” — Robin Thicke

“Iron Man” — Rema

“Believe” — Q-Tip ft. D’Angelo

“Can I Kick It?” — A Tribe Called Quest

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