Obama drops his summer playlist


-barack-obamaThe 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.

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

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
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