In keeping with past tradition, Barack Obama is sharing some of his favorite summer tunes as we head into the blistering season.
On Saturday (July 10), the former U.S. president shared his annual “Summer “Playlist,” featuring music by Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak‘s Silk Sonic, Bob Dylan, Migos, H.E.R., The Rolling Stones, SZA, Stevie Wonder and many more.
“With so many folks getting together with family and friends, there’s a lot to celebrate this summer,” Obama captioned his tweet. “Here’s a playlist of songs I’ve been listening to lately—it’s a mix of old and new, household names and emerging artists, and a whole lot in between.”
Silk Sonic’s “Leave the Door Open,” Drake‘s “Wants and Needs” featuring Lil Baby, and SZA’s “Good Days” were among the tracks to make the list, rounded out by selections from Brandi Carlile (“Speak Your Mind”), Dylan (“I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight”) and Bob Marley & the Wailers (“Exodus”).
It’s no secret that Obama is a huge lover of music. Over the years, he has shared numerous music playlists, including his recent shower-themed list on Spotify, which features Bruce Springsteen‘s “Born in the U.S.A.”
With so many folks getting together with family and friends, there’s a lot to celebrate this summer. Here’s a playlist of songs I’ve been listening to lately—it's a mix of old and new, household names and emerging artists, and a whole lot in between. pic.twitter.com/xwTPun9wsw
“I sing in the shower, I sing outside of the shower. I am unembarrassed about singing,” Obama said during his Renegades: Born in the USA podcast with The Boss in March. “My daughters and my wife sometimes roll their eyes.”
Last December, the former president also shared his “Favorite Music of 2020” list — featuring picks from Bad Bunny, Dua Lipa, Lil Baby and Megan Thee Stallion — as well as a playlist of music that inspired him throughout his presidency.
Stream Obama’s 2021 summer playlist below on Spotify.