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Barack Obama's 2022 Summer Playlist features Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce and Harry Styles, fans say 'he's got taste'

Beyonce's 'Break My Soul' from her new album, 'Renaissance', features as the top song on the playlist
(L-R) Barack Obama's 2022 Summer Playlist includes artists like Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, Harry Styles, and more (Alex Wong/Antony Jones for Spotify/Mason Poole/A.M.P.A.S./ Cindy Ord for SiriusXM/Getty Images)
(L-R) Barack Obama's 2022 Summer Playlist includes artists like Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, Harry Styles, and more (Alex Wong/Antony Jones for Spotify/Mason Poole/A.M.P.A.S./ Cindy Ord for SiriusXM/Getty Images)

Barack Obama is back at it again, proving that his taste in music is rather above average. The former United States president has shared his 'Summer Playlist' to let people know what he's been vibing to in this weather. The playlist features many acclaimed artists as the songs that he is listening to span decades. Many of them are recent hits and some are classics. Some of the names that are instantly recognized are Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, and more. 

Obama took to his Twitter account and said: "Every year, I get excited to share my summer playlist because I learn about so many new artists from your replies—it’s an example of how music really can bring us all together. Here’s what I’ve been listening to this summer. What songs would you add?" The list features 'Die Hard' by Kendrick Lamar. We can see another legendary artist and her popular song: Beyonce's 'Break My Soul' from her new album, 'Renaissance'. Some of these songs are currently on the Billboard Hot 100. This 44-song playlist could also be a nod to being the '44th president.' We can also see Drake on the list, alongside Rihanna as the 60-year-old former president can be seen bumping to 'Too Good.' 


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Other chart-topping songs are from Burna Boy, Bad Bunny, and Bomba Estereo. Obama's playlist also had 'Music for a Sushi Restaurant', a song from one of the biggest albums of this year by Harry Styles. Other artists that the fans were happy to see are Amber Mark, Omar Apollo, Kacey Musgraves, and Tems. More recognized names were added to the list such as Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Prince, Otis Redding, D’Angelo, Nina Simone, Rosalía, Maggie Rogers, Doechii, Bruce Springsteen, Wet Leg, and Maren Morris. This particular list has become a cultural phenomenon and artists are glad they get to make this cut. More artists like Sampa the Great, Nadeem Din-Gabisi, Lil Yatchy, Dr John Davis, Hope Tala, Amine, Lyle Lovett, Koffee, Dave Brubeck, Rakim, Pheelz, BNXN fka Buju, Jacob Banks, CAAMP, Wyclef Jean, Lauren Hill, Jack White, Big John Hamilton, Fatboy Slim, and Dijon were also there. The list ended with The Foreign Exchange, Shana Tucker, Eric Roberson, The Internet, Vince Staples, and Mustard. So, what do the people have to say about it?


Internet reacts to Barack Obama's 2022 Summer Playlist

One user complimented Obama's music taste and wrote: "Actually i’m surprised that he fw rakim, d’angelo, tems and specially dijon cause he’s underrated af. obama got taste. confirmed."

Another user agreed with the playlist and one song in particular: "Great Summer Playlist Indeed, Amazing selection, He sure knows how Groves. One Of My Favourite... (Classic) ® Wyclef Jean Feat.Lauryn Hills - Guantanmera"

One more user tweeted: "my co-worker worked on the video for Tomagatchi and legit JUST told me that Obama had this on his playlist. Crazy."




One user who agreed with Obama's playlist and the fact that Beyonce is always on it said: "He’s always including Beyoncé. Even the former president knows who is the greatest America artist."

Another user said: "You know he always comes thru with the taste like i need an essay of obamas music taste because he KNOWS what‘s good."

Another user who couldn't agree more with the playlist said: "Nina, Yonce, Amber and Rosalia?!! We Stan a KING with impeccable taste."




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