Former President Barack Obama dropped his latest playlist Thursday evening, which includes an eclectic mix of current hits and classics, smooth and sultry, rap and country, and plenty in between.
“As I do every year, here are some songs I’ve been listening to this summer – a mix of old and new,” he said on his social media accounts. “I look forward to hearing what I have missed.”
The latest hits
Some of his latest music picks include Yng Lvcas and Peso Pluma’s remix of “Le Bebe,” Ice Spice and Nicki Minaj’s “Princess Diana,” Kelala’s “Contact,” and Luke Combs’ remake of “Fast Car.”
Bob Dylan’s “Everything Is Broken”, Ike and Tina Turner’s “River Deep” and The Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody” were some of the more classic tracks on his list.
Some of our favourites
Some of the songs immediately noticed by the CBS News digital team include Rosalia and Rauw Alejandro’s “Walk Like an Egyptian,” 2Pac’s “Walk Like an Egyptian,” Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman’s “California Love” and Leonard Cohen’s “Dance Me to the End of Love.”
Does he really consume all the media on his lists?
Without fail, the question is asked if the former president of the United States really consumes all the media he shares in his various playlists, movie recommendations and reading lists. Comedian Hasan Minhaj recently asked Obama that question in an interview posted on his YouTube channel. The former president said that he listens to them, he watches them and reads them all, and the songs go into rotation, but he makes suggestions before he listens and thinks about adding them.
“People, they believe the books and the movies,” he said. “But the playlists, they think in a way, and this is mostly coming from young people like you…
He added that he makes sure it’s something he likes before adding it to any list.
“I will admit, that there are times on the playlists … I will get suggestions. Because it is not like I have time to listen to music all the time,” he said. “If I’m not actually listening to it, watching it, reading it, then I won’t put it on.”