August 11, 2022

Are you able to think about Barack Obama blaring Rosalía’s “SAOKO” as he speeds round Martha’s Vinyard on his crutch rocket, or having fun with a stiff drink as Harry Kinds’ “Music for a Sushi Restaurant” performs within the background? Possibly you noticed him within the pit getting right down to Moist Leg’s “Angelica,” or speaking up Kendrick Lamar’s “Die Exhausting” whereas in line for a espresso? Consider it, as a result of these are simply a number of the songs included on Obama’s 2022 Summer season playlist.

“Yearly, I get excited to share my summer season playlist as a result of I find out about so many new artists out of your replies—it’s an instance of how music actually can convey us all collectively,” the previous president wrote in a put up accompanying this yr’s summer season playlist. “Right here’s what I’ve been listening to this summer season. What songs would you add?”

Along with the aforementioned tracks, Obama is spinning Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul,” Kacey Musgraves’ “Maintain Wanting Up,” Tems’ “Vibe Out,” Maggie Rogers’ “That’s The place I Am,” and Hope Tala’s “Cherries.”

There’s some older fare included as properly, reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing within the Darkish,” Prince’s “Let’s Go Loopy,” Miles Davis’ “Blue in Inexperienced,” Jack White’s “I’m Shakin,’” and Fatboy Slim’s “Reward You.”

Obama additionally shared his 2022 Summer season studying checklist (as seen under). You could find his 2021 favourite songs checklist right here.

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