Songs The Best Songs on Obama's POTUS Playlist  

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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
24 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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Aretha Franklin

9
15 4
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Sly & the Family Stone

10
15 4
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Isley Brothers

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
14 6
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Bob Marley & The Wailers

18
12 5
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Florence and the Machine

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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Belinda Carlisle

23
8 4
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Mos Def

24
6 2
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The Lumineers

25
9 6
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Nappy Roots