Obama continues to flex his muscles as a tastemaker.
Barack Obama is back with another summer playlist, adding on to his repertory of selections to highlight just what he and his wife Michelle have been spinning this season.
“With summer winding down, here’s a sampling of what Michelle and I have been listening to—some new, some old, some fast, some slow,” Obama says. “Hope you enjoy.”
Clocking in at 44 tracks (we see what he did there), the new playlist features a number of genres and sounds with the former president making selections that include Lizzo’s “Juice,” SZA’s “Go Gina,” Koffee’s “Toast,” A Tribe Called Quest’s “Can I Kick It?,” Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” and Rema’s “Iron Man” among others.
The list features a well-balanced mix of the new and the old, also offering listeners a nostalgic trip with tracks from the likes Frank Sinatra, Donny Hathaway, Lauryn Hill, and Erick Sermon and Marvin Gaye.
Naturally, Twitter had much to say of the new offering curated by The Obamas, particularly speaking out about the addition of hidden gems found in names like the aforementioned Nigerian star Rema.
Makin President Barack Obama’s playlist is the new Grammy
— Maségo (@UncleSego) August 24, 2019
I TWEETED THIS AT 10:26AM AND ONE HOUR LATER PRESIDENT @BarackObama TWEETED ABOUT ME!!!
WE’RE FRIENDS NOW I DONT MAKE THE RULES!!! pic.twitter.com/9KLGkjBp6J
— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) August 24, 2019
✭ Rema being on Barack Obama’s summer playlist is the best thing I’ve seen today. That guy deserves everything he’s getting.
— ✭Justin (@Justiiin_Ug) August 24, 2019
all of us waiting here for shawn and camila to react to obama's playlist pic.twitter.com/ANXYnclS1K
— sofi (@sophinside) August 24, 2019
who made obama put old town road on the playlist
— Fat Tony (@fattonyrap) August 24, 2019
Saw Obama’s playlist and it just made me think about the fact that I may never have another president that carries his hoop shoes to the court with him pic.twitter.com/YobEZkLG42
— Omar K. Elmore (@OmarElmore) August 24, 2019
When you see only 44 songs on Barack Obama's summer music playlist pic.twitter.com/j6bVcoiQLu
— Netizen (@Netizen_0) August 24, 2019
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