Presidential Summer Playlists

I guess it’s now a tradition as for the second straight year, President Obama has released his Summer Spotify Daytime and Nighttime playlists.  I love the image of the Leader of The Free World enjoying Courtney Barnett and him singing Fiona Apple’s Criminal or rapping along with Common.  It’s a good all inclusive playlist.  Click on the photos to listen.  And for those that need something when the parents stop by for dinner, click on the Bidens’ playlist.


The President's Summer Playlist: Daytime

  1. LoveHate Thing – Wale
  2. Smooth Sailin’ – Leon Bridges
  3. Elevator Operator – Courtney Barnett
  4. Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  5. Many the Miles – Sara Bareilles
  6. Tightrope – Janelle Monáe
  7. Classic Man – Jidenna
  8. So Ambitious – Jay Z feat. Pharrell
  9. Me Gustas Tu – Manu Chao
  10. Forever Begins – Common
  11. The Man – Aloe Blacc
  12. As We Enter – Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
  13. Sinnerman – Nina Simone
  14. U Got the Look – Prince
  15. Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
  16. Good Vibrations – Beach Boys
  17. Don’t Owe You A Thang – Gary Clark Jr.
  18. Man Like That – Gin Wigmore
  19. II B.S. (edit) – Charles Mingus

President Obama's 2016 Summer Playlist: Nighttime

  1. If I Have My Way – Chrisette Michele
  2. Espera – Esperanza Spalding
  3. Tell It Like It Is – Aaron Neville
  4. Alright – Ledisi
  5. Trapped By A Thing Called Love – Denise LaSalle
  6. Lady – D’Angelo
  7. So Very Hard to Go – Tower of Power
  8. Midnight Sun – Carmen McCrae
  9. Cucurrucucú Paloma – Caetano Veloso
  10. Green Aphrodisiac – Corinne Bailey Rae
  11. I’ll Be There for You / You’re All I Need – Mary J. Blige / Method Man
  12. Lover Man – Billie Holiday
  13. Criminal – Fiona Apple
  14. Acid Rain – Chance the Rapper
  15. My Funny Valentine – Miles Davis
  16. Do You Feel Me – Anthony Hamilton
  17. I Get Lonely – Janet Jackson
  18. Lean In – Lizz Wright
  19. All Day Music – War
  20. Say Yes – Floetry

The Bidens' Summer Playlist

Stay With Me” – Sam Smith

“We Take Care of Our Own” – Bruce Springsteen

“Come Together” – The Beatles

“Hello” – Adele

“Til It Happens To You” – Lady Gaga

“I Wanna Hold Your Hand” – Al Green

“My Way” – Frank Sinatra

“Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” – Frankie Valli

“The Best” – Tina Turner

“Til Kingdom Come” – Coldplay

“If We Fall In Love Tonight” – Rod Stewart

“Hallelujah” – k.d. lang

“Do You Hear the People Sing?” – Michael Maguire

“You Don’t Know Me” – Ray Charles, Diana Krall

“You Are So Beautiful” – Joe Cocker


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