Barack Obama's top 44 summer playlist

Barack Obama's top 44 summer playlist

Former US President, Barack Obama, recently released a list of songs that he and Michelle have been grooving to throughout summer of 2019. The former president shared the playlist via his social media accounts. In the post’s caption, Obama said the songs were a sampling of what he and Michelle had been listening to. The songs, according to him, are a mixture of slow, fast, old and new tracks. One of the notable tracks on the list is Beyoncé’s MOOD 4 EVA which featured on her album, The Lion King: The Gift album.

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As the playlist made the rounds, some of the artists featured took to social media to express their reactions. Artists such as Lizzo and Maggie Rogers expressed their joy for getting a nod from Barack Obama. Maggie even stated that she was interrupting her ’social media celibacy’ for the important message from Obama. 2 Chainz also expressed his happiness, noting that meeting the former president was on his bucket list. So, which songs made Barack’s list?

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Songs on the Barack Obama 2019 summer playlist

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Here is the list of songs that made the former president’s playlist.

  • Who’s Loving You: Terence Trent D’Arby
  • Too Good: Drake ft. Rihanna
  • Toast: Koffee
  • Shining: DJ Khaled ft. Beyoncé
  • Seventeen: Sharon Van Etten
  • Señorita: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
  • Reelin’ In The Years: Steely Dan
  • Old Town Road: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Music: Erick Sermon ft. Marvin Gaye

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  • MOOD 4 EVA: Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Childish Gambino ft. Oumou Sangaré
  • Juice: Lizzo
  • Joke Ting: GoldLink ft. Ari PenSmith
  • It’s Love: Jill Scott
  • It’s A Vibe: 2 Chainz ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz & Jhené Aiko
  • Iron Man: Rema
  • II BS: Charles Mingus
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin: Frank Sinatra
  • I’ll Be Around: The Spinners
  • I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know: Donny Hathaway
  • How High the Moon: Ella Fitzgerald
  • Hold on (Change is Comin’): Sounds of Blackness
  • Happy: The Rolling Stones
  • Go: The Black Keys
  • Go Gina: SZA
  • Get Together: The Youngbloods
  • Float: Anthony Hamilton
  • Feel The Vibe: BJ the Chicago Kid ft. Anderson .Paak
  • Fade Out Lines (The Avener Rework): The Avener and Phoebe Killdeer
  • Drift Away: Dobie Gray
  • Doo-Wop (That Thing): Lauryn Hill
  • Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing: Stevie Wonder
  • Dang!: Mac Miller ft. Anderson .Paak
  • Con Altura: Rosalía & J Balvin ft. El Guincho
  • Can U Believe: Robin Thicke
  • Can I Kick It? A Tribe Called Quest
  • Burning: Maggie Rogers
  • Brown Eyed Girl: Van Morrison
  • Boo’d Up: Ella Mai
  • Best Part: Daniel Caesar & HER.
  • Believe: Q-Tip ft. D’Angelo
  • Alright: John Legend
  • 54-46 Was My Number: Toots & The Maytals
  • 100 Yard Dash: Raphael Saadiq
  • Espera: Esperanza Spalding

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Obama listens to Rema

Divine ‘Rema’ Ikubor is one of the rising stars in the Nigerian music industry. The afro-pop artist’s song, Iron Man, is among Obama’s top 44 tracks for summer 2019. This will undoubtedly inspire other upcoming African artists. Rema is currently signed by Mavin Records.

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The summer 2019 playlist by Barack Obama has undoubtedly caused waves in the entertainment industry. The diverse genres of music featured on the list give fans a peek into the former president’s music taste. Most of the featured artists can now walk with their heads held up high. It is not every day that a former US president mentions you on their list. What do you think about Obama’s playlist? Are there your favourites among the mentioned on the list?

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