Barack Obama shared a characteristically complete listing of his favourite songs of 2019, together with choices from Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, Rosalía, Frank Ocean, Maggie Rogers, Large Thief and extra.
The previous president shared his picks on social media together with the observe, “From hip-hop to nation to The Boss, listed here are my songs of the yr. In case you’re on the lookout for one thing to maintain you firm on an extended drive or assist you to flip up a exercise, I hope there’s a observe or two in right here that does the trick.” Obama’s songs are additionally accessible to take heed to as a Spotify playlist.
Obama’s listing traipses throughout the musical spectrum: There’s “Redesigning Girls” from the nation supergroup the Highwomen subsequent to Nigerian famous person Burna Boy’s “Anyone” — whereas elsewhere he singles out rising R&B star Summer season Walker’s “Taking part in Video games,” “Not” by indie darlings Large Thief and Indian singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad’s “Chilly/Mess.” Different choices embrace DaBaby’s “Suge,” Bruce Springsteen’s “Hiya Sunshine,” Mavis Staples’ “Change,” J. Cole’s “Center Baby,” Frank Ocean’s “In My Room,” Dominic Fike’s “three Nights” and Ozuna’s all-star “Baila Baila Baila” remix with Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Farruko and Anuel AA.
Obama’s playlist additionally features a handful of songs that appeared on his summer playlist, equivalent to Beyoncé’s “Temper four Eva,” Lil Nas X “Outdated City Street” remix with Billy Ray Cyrus, Maggie Rogers’ “Burning,” Lizzo’s “Juice” and Rosalía’s “Con Altura.”