We’ve all gotten glimpses into the private passions and pastimes of one of the most famous First Couples in American history, but now President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are opening up like never before about all of their favorite things of 2015 – including their most cherished moments, their favorite movies and the songs they most love to boogie down to.
In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE for a Campaign 2016 special feature in this week’s magazine, Michelle reveals she can’t get enough of “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars, while her husband says he’s all about Kendrick Lamar’s “How Much a Dollar Cost.”
The president, a famous bibliophile, says his favorite book of 2015 is Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff, a novel that explores the key to a great marriage from two different perspectives. Topping the First Lady’s book list is another portrait of a marriage, The Light of the World, Elizabeth Alexander’s memoir about the sudden death of her husband.
The movie Barack most enjoyed this year was The Martian, starring Matt Damon, while Michelle was smitten with the Amy Poehler-led animated movie Inside Out.
While Barack says his favorite show is the Cinemax drama series The Knick, we know the president is also a fan of Michelle’s top TV pick: Black-ish. In fact, Anthony Anderson, one of the stars of the hit ABC sitcom, has said he’s petitioned the First Couple to make a guest appearance on the show. If it sounds like an outlandish request, it very well may not be. The president did, after all, trek through the wilderness with Bear Grylls in episode of Running Wild that will air Dec. 17 on NBC.