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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
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The Temptations
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Billie Holiday
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Nina Simone
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Ray Charles
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Sly & the Family Stone
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Van Morrison
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John Legend, André 3000
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Aretha Franklin
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Isley Brothers
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Frank Sinatra, Count Basie
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Howlin' Wolf
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Bob Dylan
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Bob Marley & The Wailers
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Stevie Wonder
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John Coltrane
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Florence and the Machine
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Leonard Cohen
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Joni Mitchell
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Nappy Roots
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The Lumineers
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Mos Def
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Belinda Carlisle