Barack Obama may be our forever President, but when it comes to knowing good music, he’s just like the rest of us.
Over the weekend, Obama dropped his highly anticipated end-of-year playlist filled with his favorite tunes of 2020. And of course, he had a bit of help from 19-year-old, Sasha Obama to curate the fire playlist that we can all tune into for ourselves on Spotify.
“Here are some of my favorite songs of the year. As usual, I had some valuable consultation from our family music guru, Sasha, to put this together. I hope you find a new song or two to listen to,” Obama wrote on Twitter.
Obama’s musical taste spans across genres, and among those that made his 2020 list are Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé’s “Savage Remix,” H.E.R.’s “Damage,” Lipa and DaBaby’s “Levitating,” Jhené Aiko’s “Summer 2020, “Lil Baby’s “The Bigger Picture,” and Bad Bunny’s “La Difícil.” Mac Miller’s “Blue World” off his 2020 posthumous album was also one of Obama’s 2020 favorites.
On Friday, Obama also unveiled his favorite TV shows and movies, which includes Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman.
“Like everyone else, we were stuck inside a lot this year, and with streaming further blurring the lines between theatrical movies and television features, I’ve expanded the list to include visual storytelling that I’ve enjoyed this year, regardless of format,” he wrote on Instagram.
In addition to his annual lists, last month, Obama shared a playlist of music that inspired him throughout his presidency.