President Obama's Spotify Playlist Is Actually Kind of Cool

President Obama's Spotify Playlist Is Actually Kind of Cool

Wasting no time in infiltrating another form of social media - are you following him on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, and Tumblr, yet? - President Barack Obama has just made a Spotify account. We know, we know, it sort of feels the same as when an uncool, older relative or something joins your favorite website and tries tirelessly to fit in with the "crowd," only it's ten times worse because Obama is the leader of our country. Luckily, though, there's no need to pretend to ignore him, because the Prez's playlist is actually pretty good! It is, as follows:

"Different People" — No Doubt
"Got to Get You Into My Life (Live version!)" — Earth Wind & Fire
"Green Onions (Single/LP Version)" — Booker T. & The MG's
"I Got You" — Wilco
"Keep on Pushing" (Single version) — The Impressions
"Love You I Do" — Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls)
"No Nostalgia" — AgesandAges
"Raise Up" — Ledisi
"Stand Up" — Sugarland
"This" — Darius Rucker
"We Used To Wait" — Arcade Fire
"You've Got The Love" — Florence + The Machine
"Your Smiling Face" — James Taylor
"Roll With The Changes" — REO Speedwagon
"Keep Marchin'" — Raphael Saadiq
"Tonight's The Kind of Night" — Noah and the Whale
"Keep Me In Mind" — Zac Brown Band
"The Weight" — Aretha Franklin
"Even Better Than The Real Thing" — U2
"Home" — Dierks Bentley
"Everyday America" — Sugarland
"Learn To Live" — Darius Rucker
"Let's Stay Together" — Al Green
"Mr. Blue Sky" — Electric Light Orchestra
"My Town" — Montgomery Gentry
"The Best Thing About Me Is You" — Ricky Martin
"You Are The Best Thing" — Ray LaMontagne
"We Take Care of Our Own" - Bruce Springsteen

Considering that the bands features each differ greatly from each other - hipster-friendly Noah and the Whale on the same playlist as country crooners Sugarland? - it's clear that the list was designed to appeal to all sorts of people, making it likely that Obama didn't actually put it together himself. But, hey, we can still give him props for it, right?

[via NYMag]

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