Former US President Barack Obama has officially launched his summer playlist, with a blend of modern favourites and timeless classics.

Obama’s love for music is well known, with the former US leader sharing his summer and end-of-year picks on an annual basis.

This year, Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Die Hard’, Beyoncé’s ‘Break My Soul’ and Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ each made the cut in the 44-song long track list.

Writing on social media, Obama said:

“Every year, I get excited to share my summer playlist because I learn about so many new artists from your replies—it’s an example of how music really can bring us all together.”

Previous lists also included hip hop favourites such as Lil Nas X, Cardi B and Lauryn Hill, as well as pop-culture favourites, continuing to cement Obama’s image as being “plugged in” with the younger generations.

Early last year, the former President launched a podcast with Bruce Springsteen and also co-created a book with the singer-songwriter based on their discussions.

Barack and his wife Michelle also recently ended their media company Higher Ground’s exclusive deal with Spotify, and now have an agreement with Amazon.

Barack Obama’s summer 2022 playlist:

Barack Obama’s Summer Playlist:

Beyoncé: “Break My Soul”
Tems: “Vibe Out”
Harry Styles: “Music for a Sushi Restaurant”
The Spinners: “Mighty Love”
Joe Cocker: “Feelin’ Alright”
Sampa the Great: “Energy” [ft. Nadeem Din-Gabisi]
Rosalía: “Saoko”
Lil Yachty: “Split/Whole Time”
Prince: “Let’s Go Crazy”
Maggie Rogers: “That’s Where I Am”
Al Green: “I Can’t Get Next to You”
Dr. John: “More Than You Know”
Miles Davis: “Blue in Green”
Burna Boy: “Last Last”
Doechii: “Persuasive”
Hope Tala: “Cherries” [ft. Aminé]
Aretha Franklin: “Save Me”
Lyle Lovett: “Nobody Knows Me”
Bad Bunny & Bomba Estéreo: “Ojitos Lindos”
Koffee: “Pull Up”
Bruce Springsteen: “Dancing in the Dark”
Wet Leg: “Angelica”
Rakim: “When I B on Tha Mic”
Drake: “Too Good” [ft. Rihanna]
D’Angelo: “Spanish Joint”
Nina Simone: “Do I Move You? (Version II)”
Dave Brubeck: “Take Five”
Pheelz & Bnxn: “Finesse” [ft. Buju]
Amber Mark: “Bliss”
Jacob Banks: “Found”
Caamp: “Apple Tree Blues”
Otis Redding: “I’ve Been Loving You”
Wyclef Jean: “Guantanamera” [ft. Ms. Lauryn Hill]
Jack White: “I’m Shakin’”
Big John Hamilton: “I Just Want to Thank You”
Fatboy Slim: “Praise You”
Dijon: “Many Times”
The Foreign Exchange: “Better” [ft. Shana Tucker and Eric Roberson]
Omar Apollo: “Tamagotchi”
Maren Morris: “The Furthest Thing”
The Internet: “Under Control”
Kendrick Lamar: “Die Hard”
Vince Staples & Mustard: “Magic”
Kacey Musgraves: “Keep Looking Up”

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