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Pres. Obama’s 2021 Spotify Playlist: War on Drugs, Lil Nas X, Brandi Carlile, Mitski, Lizzo

Pres. Obama’s 2021 Spotify Playlist: War on Drugs, Lil Nas X, Brandi Carlile, Mitski, Lizzo

“I’ve repeatedly loved paying consideration to a wide diversity of music,” the used president talked about of his year-stop checklist.

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President Barack Obama waves to newshounds after returning to the White Dwelling on board Marine One September 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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Ragged presidents — (some of them) are staunch fancy us. Barack Obama launched his rundown of favourite songs from 2021 on a brand new curated Spotify playlist, and the eclectic 27-song roster entails the full lot from pop, rock and hip-hip to reggaeton, jazz, house, Tuareg guitar jams and gothic blues.

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A desire of his selections will doubtlessly be familiar to many, including Brandi Carlile‘s “Broken Horses,” Lil Nas X‘s atomize “Montero (Name Me By Your Title),” Jon Batiste‘s “Freedom,” Aventura and Disagreeable Bunny‘s “Volvi” and the Lizzo/Cardi B collab “Rumors.”

In a suppose accompanying the playlist, Obama wrote, “I’ve repeatedly loved paying consideration to a wide diversity of music, so it’s no surprise that I listened to a minute little bit of the full lot this year. I hope you fetch a brand new artist or tune to add to your safe playlist.”

As usual, the 44th president’s checklist had a bunch of deep-dive tracks that spanned a wide diversity of genres and  left-of-the-dial selections, including the riding Mitski kickoff song “The Highest Heartbreaker,” the Battle on Capsules/Mitski crew-up “I Don’t Reside Right here Anymore,” hypnotic Nigerian guitar music from Mdou Moctar (“Tala Tannam”), Adia Victoria’s haunting “Magnolia Blues,” slinky retro soul from Durand Jones & the Indications (“Witchoo”) and Esperanza Spalding’s signature R&B-inflected jazz (“Formwela 10”).

There’s also low-key hip-hop from Ghanaian-Australian rapper Genesis Owusu (“Gold Chains”), Dinky Simz’s effervescent rhymes (“Woman”), high-vitality reggaeton from Farruko (“Pepas”), Spice, Shaggy and Sean Paul’s dancehall natty summit (“God Down Deh”), as smartly as songs from Wye Oak, Teddy Afro, Allison Russell, Courtney Barnett, Disagreeable Bunny, Yebba, Yendry, Parquet Courts and more.

Check out Obama’s playlist below.

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