United States President Barack Obama has shared his Spotify playlists, which include artists such as Jay-Z, Jannelle Monae, and Sara Bareilles. Two playlists for daytime and nighttime collect up to 39 songs sporting the presidential seal of approval.

According to the White House, the list was hand-picked by the President himself. Obama selected many artists that have performed at the locale. Many were surprised that the president did not include any of Beyoncé’s songs. The summer playlist is only available on Spotify. Beyoncé’s latest album Lemonade is only available on Tidal, a competing streaming service. Beyoncé did appear on last year’s nighttime playlist with Superpower, a track from her 2013 album Beyoncé.

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Barack Obama and Michelle Obama dance. Image credit: Politico.

Songs for the most powerful man in the western hemisphere

The Obamas are not shy when sharing their music tastes. This is also true for the first daughter Malia, who was allegedly captured at this year’s Lollapalooza smoking either a cigarette or a joint. The footage was taken by 18-year-old Jerrdin Selwyn, who stated that Malia was smoking a joint.

People proceeded to flood Jerrdin’s Instagram page with snake and rat emojis, expressing their disgust for “ratting” on the President’s daughter. Chris Brown also took the time to defend her and to divert attention towards “the substance TRUMP be on.”

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The Obamas dance at the DNC. Image credit: Politico.

According to previous statements, President Obama did smoke weed when he was young, but he has already told his daughters that it is a waste of time and may be hazardous to their health.

It appears that not even the President is able to stop his young daughter from toking up at one of the largest music festivals in the country. The President has stated that he also smoked cigarettes when he was younger.

Songs for the daytime:

  1. LoveHate Thing – Wale
  2. Smooth Sailin’ – Leon Bridges
  3. Elevator Operator – Courtney Barnett
  4. Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  5. Many The Miles – Sara Bareilles
  6. Tightrope – Janelle Monae
  7. Classic Man – Jidenna
  8. So Ambitious – Jay Z feat. Pharrell
  9. Me Gustas Tu – Manu Chao
  10. Forever Begins – Common
  11. The Man – Aloe Blacc
  12. As We Enter – Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
  13. Sinnerman – Nina Simone
  14. U Got The Look – Prince
  15. Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
  16. Good Vibrations – Beach Boys
  17. Don’t Owe You A Thang – Gary Clark Jr.
  18. Man Like That – Gin Wigmore
  19. II B.S. (Edit) – Charles Mingus


Songs for the nighttime:

  1. If I Have My Way – Chrisette Michele
  2. Espera – Esperanza Spalding
  3. Tell It Like It is – Aaron Neville
  4. Alright – Ledisi
  5. Trapped By A Thing Called Love – Denise LaSalle
  6. Lady – D’Angelo
  7. So Very Hard to Go – Tower of Power
  8. Midnight Sun – Carmen McRae
  9. Cucurrucucu Paloma – Caetano Veloso
  10. Green Aphrodisiac – Corinne Bailey Rae
  11. I’ll Be There For You / You’re All I Need – Mary J. Blige / Method Man
  12. Lover Man – Billie Holiday
  13. Criminal – Fiona Apple
  14. Acid Rain – Chance the Rapper
  15. My Funny Valentine – Miles Davis
  16. Do You Feel Me – Anthony Hamilton
  17. I Get Lonely – Janet Jackson
  18. Lean In – Lizz Wright
  19. All Day Music – War
  20. Say Yes – Floetry

Source: The Washington Post