Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Harry Styles, and More Appear on Barack Obama's 2022 Summer Playlist

Former President Barack Obama took to social media to share his annual summer playlist, which features songs from Kendrick Lamar, Harry Styles, and more.

Barack Obama speaks at the Obama Foundation Community Event

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Barack Obama speaks at the Obama Foundation Community Event

Barack Obama continued his annual tradition of unveiling his summer playlist on Tuesday, as the former President took to Twitter to drop a curated Spotify playlist made up of 44 tracks he’s enjoyed throughout the summer months.

“Every year, I get excited to share my summer playlist because I learn about so many new artists from your replies,” he wrote. “It’s an example of how music really can bring us all together.”

“Here’s what I’ve been listening to this summer,” Obama added. “What songs would you add?”

Obama’s playlist featured a wide range of artists, from legendary acts like the Spinners (“Mighty Love”), Prince (“Let’s Go Crazy”), Aretha Franklin (“Save Me”), and Al Green (“I Can’t Get Next to You”) to current A-listers such as Beyoncé (“Break My Soul”), Drake (“Too Good” featuring Rihanna), Kendrick Lamar (“Die Hard”), and Harry Styles (“Music For A Sushi Restaurant”).

Other entries on Obama’s playlist are Lil Yachty (“Split/Whole Time”), Omar Apollo (“Tamagotchi”), The Internet (“Under Control”), TDE’s Doechii (Persuasive”), as well as Mustard and Vince Staples (“Magic”), the latter of which hopped on Twitter to share his thoughts about being included, as he quote-tweeted Barack’s post with a simple response: “Dead homies.”

Check out Barack Obama’s summer playlist below.

Also on Tuesday, Obama shared his summer book reading list:

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