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
3
26 5
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The Temptations
4
21 4
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Nina Simone
5
19 3
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Billie Holiday
6
15 4
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Ray Charles
7
16 5
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Sly & the Family Stone
8
15 5
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Isley Brothers
9
13 4
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Van Morrison
10
13 4
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Howlin' Wolf
11
13 4
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12
13 4
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John Legend, André 3000
13
15 6
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Aretha Franklin
14
14 6
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Bob Dylan
15
10 3
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Frank Sinatra, Count Basie
16
11 4
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Stevie Wonder
17
14 7
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Bob Marley & The Wailers
18
12 6
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Florence and the Machine
19
9 4
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Leonard Cohen
20
10 5
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Joni Mitchell
21
10 6
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John Coltrane
22
10 6
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Nappy Roots
23
8 5
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Belinda Carlisle
24
8 5
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Mos Def
25
6 3
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The Lumineers