Songs The Best Songs on Obama's POTUS Playlist  

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List Rules All songs were officially released by the White House on a Spotify playlist.

There's a first time for everything, and in the era of playlists being easily made and shared on the Internet, the White House decided to send out its first official playlist for Spotify. Actually, it's two playlists - one for summer days, and one for summer nights. We've combined them both so you can tell Obama which tunes you agree with! Take a look at this eclectic presidential mixtape and check out Barack Obama's music - the songs that are likely playing in the Oval Office right now! 

This Barack Obama playlist has a wide mix of classics like "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones and Van Morrison's "Moondance," as well as more modern fare with Justin Timberlake's "Pusher Love Girl." When looking through Barack Obama's favorite music, one thing's clear: the president has a wide range when it comes to musical tastes. 

So take a look at this list of Barack Obama's favorite songs, and vote up the songs you think are the best, too! Whether or not you agree with his policies, maybe you and POTUS can find some common ground in your love for John Coltrane or Coldplay!
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The Rolling Stones

2
19 2
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Billie Holiday

3
23 5
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The Temptations

4
20 3
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Nina Simone

5
12 1
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6
15 3
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Ray Charles

7
13 2
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Van Morrison

8
15 4
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Isley Brothers

9
15 4
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Sly & the Family Stone

10
15 4
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Aretha Franklin

11
13 3
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12
14 5
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Bob Dylan

13
10 2
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Frank Sinatra, Count Basie

14
11 3
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Stevie Wonder

15
12 4
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John Legend, André 3000

16
12 4
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Howlin' Wolf

17
12 5
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Florence and the Machine

18
13 6
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Bob Marley & The Wailers

19
9 3
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Leonard Cohen

20
10 4
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Joni Mitchell

21
10 5
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John Coltrane

22
8 4
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Mos Def

23
8 4
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Belinda Carlisle

24
9 6
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Nappy Roots

25
8 5
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Lauryn Hill, D'Angelo

26
7 4
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Justin Timberlake

27
6 3
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Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq

28
5 2
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Miles Davis

29
5 2
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The Lumineers

30
7 5
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Talib Kweli and Hi Tek

31
7 5
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Titán & La Mala Rodríguez, Mala Rodríguez

32
6 4
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Erykah Badu

33
6 4
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Okkervil River

34
9 8
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Coldplay

35
6 5
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Low Cut Connie

36
5 4
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Sonora Carruseles

37
4 4
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Beyoncé Knowles, Frank Ocean

38
3 4
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Aoife O'Donovan

39
3 4
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Cassandra Wilson

40
2 5
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