Obama re­leases day, night mu­sic playlists on Spo­tify


By day, U.S. Pres­i­dent Barack Obama en­joys the mu­sic of such artists as Justin Tim­ber­lake, Ste­vie Won­der, Aretha Franklin and the Bobs — Dy­lan and Mar­ley.

When the sun starts to set, his tastes shift to the sounds of Al Green, Frank Si­na­tra, Bey­once, John Coltrane, Bil­lie Hol­i­day and oth­ers.

Obama on Fri­day tweeted links to his day­time and evening sum­mer playlists as the White House launched an of­fi­cial chan­nel on Spo­tify, the pop­u­lar mu­sic stream­ing ser­vice.

Obama said he shared the lists “due to pop­u­lar re­quest.”

“What’s your fa­vorite sum­mer song?” he said on Twit­ter.

The pres­i­den­tial pres­ence on Spo­tify marks the latest step by a White House al­ready ac­tive on so­cial media to boost its pres­ence in the online world. Obama and other White House of­fi­cials regularly use Twit­ter, Face­book, Medium and other so­cial media plat­forms to make an­nounce­ments. OBAMA’S DAY­TIME PLAYLIST: “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” — The Temp­ta­tions “Live It Up” — Is­ley Broth­ers “Mem­o­ries Live” — Talib Kweli & Hi Tek “Tombstone Blues” — Bob Dy­lan “So Much Trou­ble in the World” — Bob Mar­ley “Par­adise” — Cold­play “Tengo Un Trato (Remix)” — Mala Ro­driguez

“Wang Dang Doo­dle” — Howlin’ Wolf “Another Star” — Ste­vie Won­der “Hot Fun in the Sum­mer­time” — Sly & the Fam­ily Stone “Boozophilia” — Low Cut Con­nie “Wher­ever Is Your Heart” — Brandi Carlile “Good Day” — Nappy Roots “Green Light” — John Leg­end “Gimme Shel­ter” — Rolling Stones

“Rock Steady” — Aretha Franklin

“Down Down the Deep River” — Okkervil River

“Pusher Love Tim­ber­lake

“Shake It Out” — Florence + The Ma­chine

“La Salsa La Traigo Yo” — Sonora Car­ruse­les OBAMA’S EVENING PLAYLIST: “My Fa­vorite Things” — John Coltrane

“Su­per­power” (fea­tur­ing Frank Ocean) — Bey­once “Moon­dance” — Van Mor­ri­son “Is Your Love Big Enough?” — Lianne La Havas

“How Can You Mend a Bro­ken Heart” — Al Green

“Red & White & Blue & Gold” — Aoife O’Dono­van

“Noth­ing Even Mat­ters” — Lau­ryn Hill

Girl” —


“The Best Is Yet to Come” — Frank Si­na­tra

“You Don’t Know Me” — Ray Charles

“I Found My Mary J. Blige “Help Me” — Joni Mitchell “I’ve Got Dreams to Re­mem­ber” - Otis Red­ding “Suzanne” — Leonard Co­hen “Feel­ing Good” — Nina Si­mone “Stub­born Love” — The Lu­m­i­neers “Un­til” — Cas­san­dra Wil­son “UMI Says” — Mos Def “The Very Thought of You” — Bil­lie Hol­i­day

“Fla­menco Sketches” - Miles Davis

“Woo” - Erykah Badu

Ev­ery­thing” —

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