President Barack Obama Shares 2016 Summer Spotify Playlists


Just as he did around this time last summer, President Barack Obama has shared a pair of Spotify Playlists. Mirroring last year’s approach, the POTUS revealed a set of music for the day and a set of music best listened to at night.

Here’s the description of the 2016 playlists from the White House:

President Obama is once again sharing his summer picks — an eclectic mix of hand-selected tracks on two lists that take listeners from day to night. The vacation playlists feature legendary songs from Prince and Aretha Franklin, some more recent tracks from hip hop artists like Common and Chance the Rapper and the musical styles of Manu Chao and Caetano Veloso.

Also featured on the Daytime playlist are cuts by Leon Bridges, Courtney Barrnett, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Gary Clark Jr. and others. Highlighting the Nighttime playlist are selections by Miles Davis, Aaron Neville, D’Angelo, Tower of Power, Fiona Apple, War and several more (note: not all of the songs listed here are available on Spotify). So let the POTUS be your DJ and stream the two presidential playlists below:

President Obama’s 2016 Summer Playlist: Daytime

President Obama’s 2016 Summer Playlist: Nighttime