music 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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Ain't Too Proud to Beg The Temptations

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The Very Thought Of You Billie Holiday

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Feeling Good Nina Simone

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Gimme Shelter The Rolling Stones

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Live It Up Isley Brothers

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You Don't Know Me Ray Charles

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Rock Steady Aretha Franklin

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Hot Fun in the Summertime Sly & the Family Stone

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Moondance Van Morrison

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Tombstone Blues Bob Dylan

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The Best Is Yet to Come Frank Sinatra, Count Basie

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Wang Dang Doodle Howlin' Wolf

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Green Light John Legend, André 3000

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So Much Trouble In The World Bob Marley & The Wailers

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Another Star Stevie Wonder

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Shake It Out Florence and the Machine

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Umi Says Mos Def

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Help Me Joni Mitchell

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My Favorite Things John Coltrane

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Nothing Even Matters Lauryn Hill, D'Angelo

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Wherever Is Your Heart Belinda Carlisle

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Stubborn Love The Lumineers

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Flamenco Sketches Miles Davis

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Good Day Nappy Roots

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Memories Live Talib Kweli and Hi Tek

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Tengo un trato Titán & La Mala Rodríguez, Mala Rodríguez

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Pusher Love Girl Justin Timberlake

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Suzanne Leonard Cohen

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Woo Erykah Badu

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Down Down the Deep River Okkervil River

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I Found My Everything Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq

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Paradise Coldplay

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Boozophilia Low Cut Connie

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La salsa la traigo yo Sonora Carruseles

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Superpower Beyoncé Knowles, Frank Ocean

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Red & White & Blue & Gold Aoife O'Donovan

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Until Cassandra Wilson

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Is Your Love Big Enough? Lianne La Havas