Obama drops his summer playlist

By T-Shirt Guy / a couple of years ago

(CNN)President Barack Obama once again proved his eclectic taste in music, releasing two summer playlists Thursday while he vacations on Martha's Vineyard with the first family.

The playlists — one curated for daytime and one for nighttime — feature music from a wide range of singers and genres, and is available on the official White House Spotify account.
    The music was “hand-selected” by the President, according to the White House, and includes classics from Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis and Prince, along with more recent artists Common, Jay Z and Wale.
    The playlist also showcases artists who have performed at the White House including Janelle Monae, Sara Bareilles and Esperanza Spalding.
    Obama announced the playlist in a tweet Thursday: “Been waiting to drop this: summer playlist, the encore. What's everybody listening to?”
    This is the President's second summer playlist. In December, both the President and Vice President Joe Biden released their respective holiday playlists.
    The Obamas are currently enjoying a two-week stay on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, where the first family has vacationed for almost every year of Obama's presidency.

    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 Monae
    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

    The President's Summer Playlist: Nighttime

    1. If I Have My Way – Chrisette Michelle
    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. Cucurrucucu 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

    Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/11/politics/obama-summer-playlist-music/index.html


    >