Obama drops his summer playlist
(CNN) — President Barack Obama once again proved his eclectic taste in music, releasing two summer playlists Thursday while he vacations on Martha’s Vineyard with the first family.
The playlists — one curated for daytime and one for nighttime — feature music from a wide range of singers and genres, and is available on the official White House Spotify account.
The music was “hand-selected” by the President, according to the White House, and includes classics from Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis and Prince, along with more recent artists Common, Jay Z and Wale.
The playlist also showcases artists who have performed at the White House including Janelle Monae, Sara Bareilles and Esperanza Spalding.
Obama announced the playlist in a tweet Thursday: “Been waiting to drop this: summer playlist, the encore. What’s everybody listening to?”
This is the President’s second summer playlist. In December, both the President and Vice President Joe Biden released their respective holiday playlists.
The Obamas are currently enjoying a two-week stay on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where the first family has vacationed for almost every year of Obama’s presidency.
The President’s Summer Playlist: Daytime
LoveHate Thing – Wale Smooth Sailin’ – Leon Bridges Elevator Operator – Courtney Barnett Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Many the Miles – Sara Bareilles Tightrope – Janelle Monae Classic Man – Jidenna So Ambitious – Jay-Z, feat. Pharrell Me Gustas Tu – Manu Chao Forever Begins – Common The Man – Aloe Blacc As We Enter – Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Sinnerman – Nina Simone U Got the Look – Prince Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin Good Vibrations – Beach Boys Don’t Owe You A Thang – Gary Clark Jr. Man Like That – Gin Wigmore II B.S. (edit) — Charles Mingus
The President’s Summer Playlist: Nighttime
If I Have My Way – Chrisette Michelle Espera – Esperanza Spalding Tell It Like It Is – Aaron Neville Alright – Ledisi Trapped By A Thing Called Love – Denise Lasalle Lady – D’Angelo So Very Hard to Go – Tower of Power Midnight Sun – Carmen McCrae Cucurrucucu Paloma – Caetano Veloso Green Aphrodisiac – Corinne Bailey Rae I’ll Be There for You / You’re All I Need – Mary J Blige / Method Man Lover Man – Billie Holiday Criminal – Fiona Apple Acid Rain – Chance the Rapper My Funny Valentine – Miles Davis Do You Feel Me – Anthony Hamilton I Get Lonely – Janet Jackson Lean In – Lizz Wright All Day Music – War Say Yes — Floetry