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Barack Obama unveils his summer playlist - and there are a few surprises!

It’s become a tradition - Former President Barack Obama’s unveiling of his summer playlist.

You expect Beyonce, Joe Cocker, Prince, Al Green – and even his podcast buddy Bruce Springsteen. But he also worked in a few surprises.

“Every year, I get excited to share my summer playlist because I learn about so many new artists from your replies - it’s an example of how music really can bring us all together,” Obama wrote. “Here’s what I’ve been listening to this summer. What songs would you add?”

Here’s the list

Beyoncé: “Break My Soul”

Tems: “Vibe Out”

Harry Styles: “Music for a Sushi Restaurant”

The Spinners: “Mighty Love”

Joe Cocker: “Feelin’ Alright”

Sampa the Great: “Energy” [ft. Nadeem Din-Gabisi]

Rosalía: “Saoko”

Lil Yachty: “Split/Whole Time”

Prince: “Let’s Go Crazy”

Maggie Rogers: “That’s Where I Am”

Al Green: “I Can’t Get Next to You”

Dr. John: “More Than You Know”

Miles Davis: “Blue in Green”

Burna Boy: “Last Last”

Doechii: “Persuasive”

Hope Tala: “Cherries” [ft. Aminé]

Aretha Franklin: “Save Me”

Lyle Lovett: “Nobody Knows Me”

Bad Bunny & Bomba Estéreo: “Ojitos Lindos”

Koffee: “Pull Up”

Bruce Springsteen: “Dancing in the Dark”

Wet Leg: “Angelica”

Rakim: “When I B on Tha Mic”

Drake: “Too Good” [ft. Rihanna]

D’Angelo: “Spanish Joint”

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

Dave Brubeck: “Take Five”

Pheelz & Bnxn: “Finesse” [ft. Buju]

Amber Mark: “Bliss”

Jacob Banks: “Found”

Caamp: “Apple Tree Blues”

Otis Redding: “I’ve Been Loving You”

Wyclef Jean: “Guantanamera” [ft. Ms. Lauryn Hill]

Jack White: “I’m Shakin’”

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

Fatboy Slim: “Praise You”

Dijon: “Many Times”

The Foreign Exchange: “Better” [ft. Shana Tucker and Eric Roberson]

Omar Apollo: “Tamagotchi”Maren Morris: “The Furthest Thing”

The Internet: “Under Control”

Kendrick Lamar: “Die Hard”

Vince Staples & Mustard: “Magic”

Kacey Musgraves: “Keep Looking Up”

Spotify ended their exclusive deal with the Obama’s media company ‘Higher Ground.’ They now have an agreement with Amazon.


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