President Barack Obama reveals final term Summer Playlist

Barack Obama has revealed his Summer Playlist 2016 full of hits from Nina Simone to Jay Z, from Beach Boys to Miles Davis and many more.

Last August President of the United States Barack Obama unveiled a Summer Playlist, giving the world a deep insight into the tastes of one of the most powerful men on earth. It’s set a precedent and has since seen First Lady Michelle Obama create a playlist of female empowerment for National Day of the Girl.

The president’s Summer Playlist for 2016 features two collections; one for daytime and one for night. There’s an eclectic mix of music across both collections that Obama has picked as the soundtrack to his summer this year.

Here’s what he chose with Spotify links to the playlists and tracks on Spotify:
President Obama’s 2016 Summer Playlist: Songs for the 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 Monáe
  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
President Obama’s 2016 Summer Playlist: Songs for the Nighttime
  1. If I Have My Way – Chrisette Michele
  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 McRae
  9. Cucurrucucú 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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