Tune in to the Barack Obama 2021 Spotify Playlist
Former president Barack Obama has released the annual Barack Obama 2021 Spotify playlist of his favorite songs from the year. The list contains everything from hip-hop, reggaeton, pop, rock, jazz, and house. Even Tuareg guitar jams and gothic blues made Obama’s playlist.
The 44th president’s playlist includes a slew tracks spanning a wide variety of genres including Mitski’s “The Only Heartbreaker,” Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill’s “Nobody,” and Lizzo and Cardi B’s “Rumors”. Also amongst Obama’s favorite music of the year are Mdou Mcotar’s “Tala Tannam,” Wye Oak’s “Its Way With Me,” Yendry’s “Ya,” and Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me by Your Name).
Earlier this year, Obama’s yearly summer playlist included music by Jazmine Sullivan, George Sullivan, Arooj Aftab, Erykah Badu, Jay-Z, Migos, and Rihanna. Megan Thee Stallion, Lido Pimienta, Bob Dylan, Wizkid, Bad Bunny, Phoebe Bridgers, Faye Webster, Mac Miller, Bruce Springsteen, and others were among the artists on the former President’s “Favorite Music of 2020” playlist.
Listen to the Barack Obama 2021 Spotify Playlist below:
In a very eclectic list, Obama seems to have quite the taste in music. He continues to share his annual favorites dating back to 2015. It’s quite the tradition now and we hope that the Barack Obama 2021 Spotify Playlist isn’t the last one and 44 continues the trend into 2022.
Full list of tracks:
Barack Obama’s Favorite Music of 2021:
Mitski: “The Only Heartbreaker”
The War on Drugs: “I Don’t Live Here Anymore” (ft. Lucius)
Mdou Moctar: “Tala Tannam”
Adia Victoria: “Magnolia Blues”
Durand Jones & The Indications / Aaron Frazer: “Witchoo”
Esperanza Spalding: “Formwela 10”
Brandi Carlile: “Broken Horses”
Genesis Owusu: “Gold Chains”
Little Simz: “Woman” (ft. Cleo Sol)
Spice: “Go Down Deh” (ft. Shaggy and Sean Paul)
Jon Batiste: “Freedom”
Wye Oak: “Its Way With Me”
Nas: “Nobody” (ft. Ms. Lauryn Hill)
Allison Russell: “Nightflyer”
Lil Nas X: “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)”
Yotuel / Gente de Zona / Descemer Bueno: “Patria y Vida” (ft. Maykel Osorbo and El Funky)
Tammy Lakkis: “Notice”
Teddy Afro: “Armash”
Courtney Barnett: “Write a List of Things to Look Forward To”
Aventura / Bad Bunny: “Volví”
Isaiah Rashad: “Headshots (4r da Locals)”
Mo3 / Morray: “In My Blood”
Lizzo / Cardi B: “Rumors”
Parquet Courts: “Walking at Downtown Pace”