Barack Obama releases a Spotify #POTUSPlaylist
The White House released two Spotify playlists of songs last week, one for day and one for night, that were hand-picked by President Barack Obama, who’s currently vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard.
The playlists are a first for the White House, which launched an official channel on Spotify, a music streaming service.
“Take a listen to the 20 picks for a summer night,” the description for the playlist states.
The playlists include a mix of genres, such as hip-hop, jazz, R&B and folk from a variety of artists, including Beyonce, Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra and Joni Mitchell.
Here are the songs on the Day playlist, which total 1 hour and 32 minutes in time:
“Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by The Temptations “Live It Up” by Isley Brothers “Memories Live” by Talib Kweli and Hi Tek “Tombstone Blues” by Bob Dylan “So Much Trouble in the World” by Bob Marley “Paradise” by Coldplay “Tengo Un Trato (Remix)” by Mala Rodriguez “Wang Dang Doodle” by Howlin Wolf “Another Star” by Stevie Wonder “Hot Fun in the Summertime” by Sly & the Family Stone “Boozophilia” by Low Cut Connie “Wherever Is Your Heart” by Brandi Carlile “Good Day” by Nappy Roots “Green Light” by John Legend “Gimme Shelter” by Rolling Stones “Rock Steady” by Aretha Franklin “Down Down the Deep River” by Okkervil River “Pusher Love Girl” by Justin Timberlake “Shake It Out” by Florence + The Machine “La Salsa La Traigo Yo” by Sonora Carruseles
Here are the songs on the Night playlist, which total 1 hour and 38 minutes in time:
“My favorite things” by John Coltrane “Superpower” by Beyonce and Frank Ocean “Moondance” by Van Morrison “Is Your Love Big Enough?” by Lianne La Havas “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” by Al Green “Red &White & Blue & Gold” by Aoife O’Donovan “Nothing Even Matters” by Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo “The Best Is Yet To Come” by Frank Sinatra “You Don’t Know Me” by Ray Charles “I Found My Everything” by Mary J. Blige “Help Me” by Joni Mitchell “I’ve Got Dreams To Remember” by Otis Redding “Suzanne” by Leonard Cohen “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone “Stubborn Love” by The Lumineers “Until” by Cassandra Wilson “UMI Says” by Mos Def “The Very Thought Of You” by Billie Holiday “Flamenco Sketches” by Miles Davis “Woo” By Erykah Badu
By Daniella Diaz, CNN