We all know that having a former US President talk about you is a big deal to anyone from any walk of life. Barack Obama adding a musicians song to his personal playlist and even profess vibing to their sound is a great achievement for any musician because well, it is Barack Obama listening to my voice and loving it lol
On July 10, 2021 the former American President posted a list of songs he has been listening to and the list is not disappointing showing how good he is with his choice of music. At 59 years of age you would not expect one to still have taste of good music intact because age goes away with a lot. Not in the case of his Excellency!
In March, on an episode of the ‘Renegades: Born in the USA’ Spotify Original Podcast, Obama told his co-host Springsteen at the time that he listens to the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce and The Beatles.
This time round Barack Obama’s summer playlist features songs by Drake, Bruno Mars, Bob Dylan, and SZA and he has even unveiled the new additions to his annual list, which includes Silk Sonic’s ‘Leave the Door Open’, Drake’s ‘Wants and Needs’, Dylan’s ‘I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight’ and SZA’s ‘Good Days’.
Speaking on his summer playlist, Obama wrote on Twitter:
“With so many folks getting together with family and friends, there’s a lot to celebrate this summer. Here’s a playlist of songs I’ve been listening to lately—it’s a mix of old and new, household names and emerging artists, and a whole lot in between.”
The Fab Four also featured with ‘Come Together’ alongside Elvis Presley (‘All Shook Up’), Joni Mitchell (‘Help Me’), Sam Cooke (‘A Change Is Gonna Come’) and Public Enemy (‘Harder Than You Think’).
Obama is also a big fan of Beyonce, with ‘Freedom’ appearing and her collaborator Kendrick Lamar on ‘King Kunta’.
With so many folks getting together with family and friends, there’s a lot to celebrate this summer. Here’s a playlist of songs I’ve been listening to lately—it’s a mix of old and new, household names and emerging artists, and a whole lot in between. pic.twitter.com/xwTPun9wsw
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 10, 2021