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All the Songs on Obama's Summer 2016 Playlist (Daytime & Nighttime)  

Jason Robbins
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Welcome to President Obama's 2016 summer playlist, a list of 39 cool songs to help Americans beat the heat. Featuring both daytime and nighttime jams, these songs handpicked by POTUS encourage you to rock out to a presidential playlist and take pride in the fact that you share at least one trait with the President of the United States: You both like some of the songs on Barack Obama's summertime playlist. Maybe!

Obama's playlist is, as per usual, an eclectic one. It features songs from multiple eras and a wide variety of genres. Yes, the President has room in his heart for classical jazz, '90s hip-hop, and pop top 40s. Surely there's something on this list for everyone, proving once more that  the head of state understands all the people of this great nation! Mostly.

And so, without further ado, treat your ears to all the songs on President Obama's daytime and nighttime summer playlists. And don't forget to vote up your favorites. Yes, even one person can make a difference in the polls!

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Aretha Franklin
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Janet Jackson
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Floetry
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Miles Davis, Miles Davis Quintet
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D'Angelo
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The Beach Boys
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Jidenna
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Janelle Monae
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Aloe Blacc
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Billie Holiday
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Aaron Neville
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Pharrell Williams, Jay-Z
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Chrisette Michele
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Fiona Apple
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Anthony Hamilton
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Nina Simone
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Nas, Damian Marley
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Chance the Rapper
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Wale, Sam Dew
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Ledisi
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Leon Bridges