President Barack Obama's Summer 2022 Playlist - Harry styles, Drake, Tems, Beyoncé and more


Another summer means a new playlist.


President Barack Obama has shared his list of 44 summer songs on social media. It's an eclectic mix of pop, r&b, and hip hop tracks, as usual. The list is dominated by old school tracks such as Prince's "Let's Go Crazy," Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing In The Dark," Miles Davis' "Blue and Green," and many others. That's not surprising given that he would naturally choose songs from the era he grew up in or music from his family's household.

"Every year, I get excited to share my summer playlist because I learn about so many new artists from your responses—an it's example of how music truly can bring us all together." Here's what I've been listening to this summer. What songs would you add?"

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”

President Obama's tastes and style are varied by genre. Music fans should definitely check out these songs because many of them are favorites of mine. Visit Spotify to listen to the playlist!

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