Obama releases music playlists
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — By day, President Barack Obama enjoys the music of such artists as Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and the Bobs — Dylan and Marley.
When the sun starts to set, his tastes shift to the mellifluous sounds of Al Green, Frank Sinatra, Beyonce, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday and others.
Obama on Friday tweeted links to his daytime and evening summer playlists as the White House launched an official channel on Spotify, the popular music streaming service.
Obama said he shared the lists "due to popular request."
"What's your favorite summer song?" he said on Twitter.
The presidential presence on Spotify marks the latest step by a White House already active on social media to boost its presence in the online world. Obama and other White House officials regularly use Twitter, Facebook, Medium and other social media platforms to make announcements.
OBAMA'S DAYTIME PLAYLIST:
"Ain't Too Proud to Beg" - The Temptations
"Live It Up" - Isley Brothers
"Memories Live" - Talib Kweli & Hi Tek
"Tombstone Blues" - Bob Dylan
"So Much Trouble in the World" - Bob Marley
"Paradise" - Coldplay
"Tengo Un Trato (Remix)" - Mala Rodriguez
"Wang Dang Doodle" - Howlin' Wolf
"Another Star" - Stevie Wonder
"Hot Fun in the Summertime" - Sly & the Family Stone
"Boozophilia" - Low Cut Connie
"Wherever Is Your Heart" - Brandi Carlile
"Good Day" - Nappy Roots
"Green Light" - John Legend
"Gimme Shelter" - Rolling Stones
"Rock Steady" - Aretha Franklin
"Down Down the Deep River" - Okkervil River
"Pusher Love Girl" - Justin Timberlake
"Shake It Out" - Florence + The Machine
"La Salsa La Traigo Yo" - Sonora Carruseles
OBAMA'S EVENING PLAYLIST:
"My Favorite Things" - John Coltrane
"Superpower" (featuring Frank Ocean) - Beyonce
"Moondance" - Van Morrison
"Is Your Love Big Enough?" - Lianne La Havas
"How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" - Al Green
"Red & White & Blue & Gold" - Aoife O'Donovan
"Nothing Even Matters" - Lauryn Hill
"The Best Is Yet to Come" - Frank Sinatra
"You Don't Know Me" - Ray Charles
"I Found My Everything" - Mary J Blige
"Help Me" - Joni Mitchell
"I've Got Dreams to Remember" - Otis Redding
"Suzanne" - Leonard Cohen
"Feeling Good" - Nina Simone
"Stubborn Love" - The Lumineers
"Until" - Cassandra Wilson
"UMI Says" - Mos Def
"The Very Thought of You" - Billie Holiday
"Flamenco Sketches" - Miles Davis
"Woo" - Erykah Badu
Obama's daytime summer playlist: : http://spoti.fi/whitehouseday
Obama's evening summer playlist: http://spoti.fi/whitehousenight
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