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Barack Obama’s music playlist includes Beatles, Beyonce & Aretha Franklin

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Barack Obama is back in the news again! However, this time it has more to do with his post-Presidency life instead of politics. To accompany his recent memoir A Promised Land, Obama has also revealed his special music playlist. And it includes songs from some renowned artists, like the Beatles, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, and Jay-Z.

Barack Obama releases his music playlist

Barack Obama music playlist includes Beatles, Beyonce & Aretha Franklin
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In his recent post on social media, Barack Obama shared his playlist and also shared it’s Spotify link to his millions of followers. He wrote in his post:

Music has always played an important role throughout my life — and that was especially true during my presidency. While reviewing my notes ahead of debates, I’d listen to Jay-Z’s ‘My 1st Song’ or Frank Sinatra’s ‘Luck Be a Lady’. Throughout our time in the White House, Michelle and I invited artists like Stevie Wonder and Gloria Estefan to conduct afternoon workshops with young people before performing an evening show in the East Room.

Furthermore, the playlist also includes songs that have meaning for Barack and Michelle Obama, as the former President wrote:

And there were all sorts of performances I’ll always remember — like Beyoncé performing ‘At Last’ for our first dance at our inauguration or Paul McCarthy serenading Michelle in the East Room with, ‘Michelle’. So in honor of my book, A Promised Land, coming out tomorrow, I thought I’d put together a playlist with some of those songs. Hope you enjoy it.

Some incredible music that is part of the playlist

Furthermore, Barack Obama’s music playlist includes a number of inspirational classics from some iconic musicians. These include Bruce Springsteen’s The Rising, Aretha Franklin’s cover of The Weight, and U2’s Beautiful Day. The playlist also included some tender songs, like John Coltrane’s cover of My Favorite Things, Sade’s Cherish the Day, and Beyoncé’s Halo. Moreover, pop patriotic music was also a part of the playlist, with songs like Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are a-Changin‘ and Brooks and Dunn’s ‘Only in America’. But, the one that personally caught my eye was the Beatles’ Michelle. How lucky can a woman be if the Beatles have sung a song with her name in it? That one definitely goes to Michelle Obama. Here’s the Spotify link to Barack Obama’s music playlist.

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