The daytime playlist kicks off with some free-flowing Wale before dipping into Leon Bridges, Janelle Monáe, Jay Z, Pharrell, and Common. Of course, the president keeps things classic with good-feeling tracks like the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” and Prince’s “U Got the Look.”
The nighttime playlist delivers a different kind of energy with the president relying on some insanely soothing and soulful voices to ease him into the late hours of the day. D’Angelo, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mary J. Blige, Billie Holiday, and Miles Davis are all rounded up to set the mood for balmy summer Washington, D.C. nights. Obama even throws it back to Chance the Rapper’s old project, Acid Rap, for some “Acid Rain.”
These are definitely some great picks. Let’s hope Obama links us with a place to listen to his playlist and that First Lady Michelle Obama follows suit with a tracklist of her own favorite summer tracks.
Been waiting to drop this: summer playlist, the encore. What’s everybody listening to? pic.twitter.com/mqh1YVrycj
— President Obama (@POTUS) August 11, 2016
*rushes to create Spotify playist of @POTUS nighttime list* I will call it…Presidential Bone Time.
— Jason Rashaad (@jasonrashaad) August 11, 2016
@POTUS lol dad you put Acid Rap on a 2016 playlist you’re gonna get dragged. and no Yeezy?? and nothing from Ariana Grande’s 2016 release Da
— pwk (@walkerkaplan) August 11, 2016
@POTUS you don’t got no thugger on here? smh.
— AVIATE (@CSAviate) August 11, 2016
@POTUS Say Yes by Floetry? You lit bro. 💯
— TEE￦H¥¥ (@AintYouTeeWhyy) August 11, 2016
@POTUS I thought you were dropping a mixtape for a sec. Lol.
— The Big Cue.Sea. (@quintin23) August 11, 2016
— Andrew Bernal (@AndrewBernal87) August 11, 2016
— fka tween (@trillotto) August 11, 2016