Barack Obama Reveals his 2022 Summer Playlist

Barack Obama

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It’s finally warm enough to enjoy your favorite summer tunes, and this year is no exception. Former President Barack Obama just released his yearly playlist for the season. 

With a new song from her upcoming album Renaissance, Queen B, as a long-time friend, was given the top rank by Obama. He started his list with “Break My Soul.”

He included some of the most famous artists in this list, such as Harry Styles with “Music For a Sushi Restaurant,” Bad Bunny with “Ojitos Lindos” featuring Bomba Estéreo, Kendrick Lamar with “Die Hard,” and Wet Leg with “Angelica.”

It’s no surprise that the collaborator of Obama’s podcast (Renegades: Born in the USA), Bruce Springsteen, also ranked this year with “Dancing in the Dark.” And as we have expected, the list came with a few golden oldies such as Aretha Franklin with “Save Me” and Al Green with “I Can’t Get Next to You.” 

“Every year, I get excited to share my summer playlist because I learn about so many new artists from your replies,” Obama said on Twitter. “It’s an example of how music really can bring us all together.” 

Obama also revealed his summer reading list, which includes some of the books he’s enjoyed this year. The former president cited a few favorites to share with us. Emily St. John Mandel’s Sea of Tranquility and Jennifer Egan’s The Candy House were included in the roster, as well as Charmaine Wilkerson’s Black Cake and Lan Samantha Chang’s The Family Chao. 

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Barack Obama Summer Playlist

“Break My Soul” by Beyonce

“Vibe Out” by Tems

“Music for a Sushi Restaurant” by Harry Styles

“Mighty Love” by The Spinners

“Feelin’ Alright” by Joe Cocker

“Energy” by Sampa the Great ft. Nadeem Din-Gabisi

“Saoko” by Rosalfa

“Split/Whole Time” by Lil Yachty

“Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince

“That’s Where I Am” Maggie Rogers

“I Can’t Get Next To You” by Al Green

“More Than You Know” by Dr. John

“Blue in Green” by Miles Davis

“Last Last” by Burna Boy

“Persuasive” by Doechii

“Cherries” by Hope Tala ft. Amine

“Save Me” by Aretha Franklin

“Nobody Knows Me” by Lyle Lovett

“Ojitos Lindos” by Bad Bunny & Bomba Estereo

“Pull Up” by Koffee

“Dancing in the Dark” by Bruce Springsteen

“Angelica” by Wet Leg

“When I B on tha Mic” by Rakim

“Too Good” by Drake ft. Rihanna

“Spanish Joint” by D’Angelo

“Do I Move You? (Version II)” by Nina Simone

“Take Five” by Dave Brubeck

“Finesse” by Pheelz & BNXN fka Buju

“Bliss” by Amber Mark

“Found” by Jacob Banks

“Apple Tree Blues” by CAAMP

“I’ve Been Loving You” by Otis Redding

“Guantanamera” by Wyclef Jean ft. Lauryn Hill

“I’m Shakin’” by Jack White

“I Just Want to Thank You” by Big John Hamilton

“Praise You” by Fatboy Slim

“Many Times” by Dijon

“Better” by The Foreign Exchange ft. Shana Tucker & Eric Roberson

“Tamagotchi” by Omar Apollo

“The Furthest Thing” by Maren Morris

“Under Control” by The Internet

“Die Hard” by Kendrick Lamar

“Magic” by Vine Staples & Mustard

“Keep Looking Up” by Kacey Musgraves

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