Barack Obama Discloses his 2022 Favorite Summer Songs

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It’s finally time! The highly-anticipated Barack Obama yearly summer playlist has been released, and it doesn’t disappoint.

Obama handed the top rank to Beyoncé, starting this list with her new song “Break My Soul” from an upcoming album, Renaissance

He named some high-profile artists like Harry Styles with “Music For a Sushi Restaurant,” Bad Bunny with “Ojitos Lindos” featuring Bomba Estéreo, Kendrick Lamar with “Die Hard,” and Wet Leg with “Angelica” in his list.

It’s no surprise that Obama’s podcast (Renegades: Born in the USA) collaborator Bruce Springsteen also ranked this year with “Dancing in the Dark.” And as we have expected, the list came with a few golden oldies such as Aretha Franklin with “Save Me” and Al Green with “I Can’t Get Next to You.” 

“Every year, I get excited to share my summer playlist because I learn about so many new artists from your replies,” Obama said on Twitter. “It’s an example of how music really can bring us all together.” 

Obama also shared his summer reading list for this year, and we’re excited to read about a few of our favorite books. Emily St. John Mandel’s Sea of Tranquility and Jennifer Egan’s The Candy House were included in the roster, as well as Charmaine Wilkerson’s Black Cake and Lan Samantha Chang’s The Family Chao. 

Read also: Beyonce Reveals Renaissance Tracklist Along with Songwriter Credits

Barack Obama Summer Playlist

“Break My Soul” by Beyonce

“Vibe Out” by Tems

“Music for a Sushi Restaurant” by Harry Styles

“Mighty Love” by The Spinners

“Feelin’ Alright” by Joe Cocker

“Energy” by Sampa the Great ft. Nadeem Din-Gabisi

“Saoko” by Rosalfa

“Split/Whole Time” by Lil Yachty

“Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince

“That’s Where I Am” Maggie Rogers

“I Can’t Get Next To You” by Al Green

“More Than You Know” by Dr. John

“Blue in Green” by Miles Davis

“Last Last” by Burna Boy

“Persuasive” by Doechii

“Cherries” by Hope Tala ft. Amine

“Save Me” by Aretha Franklin

“Nobody Knows Me” by Lyle Lovett

“Ojitos Lindos” by Bad Bunny & Bomba Estereo

“Pull Up” by Koffee

“Dancing in the Dark” by Bruce Springsteen

“Angelica” by Wet Leg

“When I B on tha Mic” by Rakim

“Too Good” by Drake ft. Rihanna

“Spanish Joint” by D’Angelo

“Do I Move You? (Version II)” by Nina Simone

“Take Five” by Dave Brubeck

“Finesse” by Pheelz & BNXN fka Buju

“Bliss” by Amber Mark

“Found” by Jacob Banks

“Apple Tree Blues” by CAAMP

“I’ve Been Loving You” by Otis Redding

“Guantanamera” by Wyclef Jean ft. Lauryn Hill

“I’m Shakin’” by Jack White

“I Just Want to Thank You” by Big John Hamilton

“Praise You” by Fatboy Slim

“Many Times” by Dijon

“Better” by The Foreign Exchange ft. Shana Tucker & Eric Roberson

“Tamagotchi” by Omar Apollo

“The Furthest Thing” by Maren Morris

“Under Control” by The Internet

“Die Hard” by Kendrick Lamar

“Magic” by Vine Staples & Mustard

“Keep Looking Up” by Kacey Musgraves

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