By Jon Wiederhorn
Who knows when President Barack Obama actually has time to sit down and listen to music, but somehow he’s managed to stay on top of some pretty current artists, as he proves with his latest playlists, which he just released to the public.
His 2016 summer playlist features a broad spectrum of artists, including Jay Z, Prince, Chance the Rapper, Nina Simone and the Beach Boys, reported Rolling Stone.
Obama had divided his top tracks into two categories, daytime and nighttime, and both are available to stream on Spotify.
Obama’s daylight hours playlist starts with Wale’s “LoveHate Thing” and features Prince’s “U Got the Look,” the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations,” Aretha Franklin’s “Rock Steady” and Courtney Barnett’s “Elevator Operator.”
The President’s evening listening is more jazz and R&B-based and begins with Chrisette Michele “If I Have my Way.” Other cuts include Miles Davis’ “My Funny Valentine,” Esperanza Spalding’s “Espera,” Janet Jackson’s “I Get Lonely,” Chance the Rapper’s “Acid Rain” and D’Angelo’s “Lady.”
In the past, Obama has shared playlists with the public when he was running for election in 2008, when he was seeking reelection in 2012 and when he was being inaugurated for his second term in office. This is the second summer playlist Obama has released. His family also put together a holiday playlists in 2015 as did of Vice President Joe Biden.
Listen to Obama’s daytime playlist here:
And here’s his nighttime playlist: