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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Gimme Shelter The Rolling Stones

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The Very Thought Of You Billie Holiday

3
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Ain't Too Proud to Beg The Temptations

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18 3
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Feeling Good Nina Simone

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Rock Steady Aretha Franklin

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Live It Up Isley Brothers

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Hot Fun in the Summertime Sly & the Family Stone

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Moondance Van Morrison

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You Don't Know Me Ray Charles

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Tombstone Blues Bob Dylan

12
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The Best Is Yet to Come Frank Sinatra, Count Basie

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Another Star Stevie Wonder

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Green Light John Legend, André 3000

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12 4
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Wang Dang Doodle Howlin' Wolf

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12 5
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Shake It Out Florence and the Machine

18
13 6
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So Much Trouble In The World Bob Marley & The Wailers

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Help Me Joni Mitchell

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10 5
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My Favorite Things John Coltrane

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8 4
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Umi Says Mos Def

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Wherever Is Your Heart Belinda Carlisle

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7 3
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Suzanne Leonard Cohen

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Good Day Nappy Roots

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8 5
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Nothing Even Matters Lauryn Hill, D'Angelo

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Pusher Love Girl Justin Timberlake

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Stubborn Love The Lumineers

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5 2
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Flamenco Sketches Miles Davis

The Best Barack Obama Quotes

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Memories Live Talib Kweli and Hi Tek

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7 5
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Tengo un trato Titán & La Mala Rodríguez, Mala Rodríguez

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Down Down the Deep River Okkervil River

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Woo Erykah Badu

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I Found My Everything Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq

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Paradise Coldplay

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6 5
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Boozophilia Low Cut Connie

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5 4
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La salsa la traigo yo Sonora Carruseles

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Red & White & Blue & Gold Aoife O'Donovan

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Until Cassandra Wilson

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Superpower Beyoncé Knowles, Frank Ocean

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Is Your Love Big Enough? Lianne La Havas