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President Obama has been putting together excellent playlists throughout his two terms in office, but he outdid himself for his final summer mix.
Splitting the playlist up into two parts (one for a summer day and the other for nighttime) Obama carefully crafted a timeless mix that flows from classics like Nina Simone's "Sinnerman" to more contemporary cuts like "Elevator Operator" by Courtney Barnett.
Of course, in typical Obama fashion, he made sure to include plenty of hip-hop as well. Chance The Rapper, Jay Z, Pharrell, Nas, Method Man, and Wale all end up on the list. Interestingly, his Chance song of choice is Acid Rap standout, "Acid Rain."
Both the day and night versions of the playlist are available via Spotify below. Some songs that are unavailable on the streaming service are missing from these versions, but you can see the full tracklists at the bottom of this page.
The President's Summer Playlist: Daytime
1. LoveHate Thing - Wale
2. Smooth Sailin' - Leon Bridges
3. Elevator Operator - Courtney Barnett
4. Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
5. Many the Miles - Sara Bareilles
6. Tightrope - Janelle Monáe
7. Classic Man - Jidenna
8. So Ambitious - Jay Z feat. Pharrell
7. Me Gustas Tu - Manu Chao
8. Forever Begins - Common
9. The Man - Aloe Blacc
10. As We Enter - Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
11. Sinnerman - Nina Simone
12. U Got the Look - Prince
13. Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
14. Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
15. Don't Owe You A Thang - Gary Clark Jr.
16. Man Like That - Gin Wigmore
17. II B.S. (edit) - Charles Mingus
The President's Summer Playlist: Nighttime
1. If I Have My Way - Chrisette Michele
2. Espera - Esperanza Spalding
3. Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville
4. Alright - Ledisi
5. Trapped By A Thing Called Love - Denise LaSalle
6. Lady - D'Angelo
7. So Very Hard to Go - Tower of Power
8. Midnight Sun - Carmen McCrae
9. Cucurrucucú Paloma - Caetano Veloso
10. Green Aphrodisiac - Corinne Bailey Rae
11. I'll Be There for You / You're All I Need - Mary J. Blige / Method Man
12. Lover Man - Billie Holiday
13. Criminal - Fiona Apple
14. Acid Rain - Chance the Rapper
15. My Funny Valentine - Miles Davis
16. Do You Feel Me - Anthony Hamilton
17. I Get Lonely - Janet Jackson
18. Lean In - Lizz Wright
19. All Day Music - War
20. Say Yes - Floetry