US President Barack Obama attends the start of the G-20 Working Session at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on September 5, 2013. Russia hosts the G20 summit hoping to push forward an agenda to stimulate growth but with world leaders distracted by divisions on the prospect of US-led military action in Syria. AFP PHOTO/POOL/Pablo Martinez Monsivais


We’d have to say our playlists look pretty similar.

Taylor Lewis
Aug, 11, 2016

It’s that time of year again: Time for President Obama to drop his annual summer playlist. 

POTUS dropped his highly anticipated jam list on Twitter earlier this morning, and we couldn’t help but realize that his tunes have some serious soul to them.

His more upbeat daytime playlist includes songs like “LoveHate Thing” by Wale, “Smooth Sailin’” by Leon Bridges, “Tightrope” by Janelle Monae, “Forever Begins” by Common, “As We Enter” by Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and “Sinnerman” by Nina Simone.

The Presidential Playlist: What We Imagine POTUS Is Really Listening To

Meanwhile, his nighttime playlist goes full-on R&B with tunes that include Chrisette Michele’s “If I Have My Way,” Ledisi’s “Alright,” “D’Angelo’s “Lady,” Chance the Rapper’s “Acid Rain,” and Floetry’s “Say Yes.” We see you, POTUS!

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What songs have you been jammin’ to this summer? Leave us a comment below and let us know!