Spotify has made it easier than ever for users to compile and share playlists of their favorite songs. What's more, music fans aren't the only ones who have taken part in the trend.
In recent years, Spotify has finally begun to answer the age-old question of "what do your favorite famous people listen to?" Now, everyone from popular musicians to powerful politicians are creating their own public Spotify playlists.
Sometimes celebrity Spotify playlists are created in anticipation of an artist's upcoming album release. Other times, it's just a fun, unique avenue for a celebrity to connect with their fans. Either way, there's an inherent joy in finding out what celebrities listen to on Spotify, especially when people learn that they appreciate the same music as their idols.
Without further ado, here are 12 of the most notable Spotify playlists of the rich and famous!
- Photo: White House Photographer / Wikimedia CommonsFor everyone out there missing the days when Obama was still in office, this Spotify playlist is just what the doctor ordered. Created by the former President himself, the playlist features some of Obama's favorite nighttime summer songs. Oddly enough, the playlist feels like a good companion to Obama's term in office.Top track: "Tightrope (The Solo Version)" by Janelle Monae
Cringiest track: "The Man" by Aloe Blacc
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- Age: 59
- Birthplace: Area code 808, Honolulu County, Hawaiian Islands, United States of America, United States
In anticipation of her album Reputation, Taylor Swift created a list of current songs she's obsessively in love with. Based on the tracks featured, Taylor's musical taste is pretty much in line with her own musical style, although the playlist does have its fair share of diversity.
Top track: "Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby" by Cigarettes After Sex
Cringiest track: "Something Just Like This" by The Chainsmokers featuring Coldplay
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- Age: 30
- Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America
With such a unique sound, it's an absolute treat to see what music The Weeknd's been most influenced by. This Spotify playlist unarguably delivers, as all the tracks, no matter how obscure, seem to explain where some of his most notable stylistic choices originated. If you're a big fan of his music, you'll be especially excited to see where some of his more memorable samples came from.
Top track: "In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins
Cringiest track: "Professional Loving" by Emika
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- Age: 30
- Birthplace: Scarborough, Toronto, Canada
When Charli XCX released one of her biggest hits to date ("Boys"), the popstar also compiled this list of boy-centric Spotify jams. From Justin Bieber to Avicii, the list is pop and hip hop centric, and an enjoyable companion to XCX's own hit single.
Top track: "Location" by Khalid
Cringiest track: "Baby" by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris
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- Age: 28
- Birthplace: Stevenage, United Kingdom