President Obama just shared his summer music playlist proving once again he is the coolest

Not long ago, we learned that President Obama is just like us before a big moment and uses the classic Eminem song “Lose Yourself” to get him in the zone before a big speech.

Now, he’s just shared with us his summer playlists and they are perfect.

Oh, and he has two different lists for daytime and nighttime because of course he does.

Here’s the breakdown:


  1. LoveHate Thing – Wale
  2. Smooth Sailin’ – Leon Bridges
  3. Elevator Operator – Courtney Barnett
  4. Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  5. Many the Miles – Sara Bareilles
  6. Tightrope – Janelle Monáe
  7. Classic Man – Jidenna
  8. So Ambitious – Jay Z feat. Pharrell
  9. Me Gustas Tu – Manu Chao
  10. Forever Begins – Common
  11. The Man – Aloe Blacc
  12. As We Enter – Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
  13. Sinnerman – Nina Simone
  14. U Got the Look – Prince
  15. Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
  16. Good Vibrations – Beach Boys
  17. Don’t Owe You A Thang – Gary Clark Jr.
  18. Man Like That – Gin Wigmore
  19. II B.S. (edit) – Charles Mingus


  1. If I Have My Way – Chrisette Michele
  2. Espera – Esperanza Spalding
  3. Tell It Like It Is – Aaron Neville
  4. Alright – Ledisi
  5. Trapped By A Thing Called Love – Denise LaSalle
  6. Lady – D’Angelo
  7. So Very Hard to Go – Tower of Power
  8. Midnight Sun – Carmen McCrae
  9. Cucurrucucú Paloma – Caetano Veloso
  10. Green Aphrodisiac – Corinne Bailey Rae
  11. I’ll Be There for You / You’re All I Need – Mary J. Blige / Method Man
  12. Lover Man – Billie Holiday
  13. Criminal – Fiona Apple
  14. Acid Rain – Chance the Rapper
  15. My Funny Valentine – Miles Davis
  16. Do You Feel Me – Anthony Hamilton
  17. I Get Lonely – Janet Jackson
  18. Lean In – Lizz Wright
  19. All Day Music – War
  20. Say Yes – Floetry

People are totally feeling his musical choices.

Even musicians are enjoying this playlist and even calling him the “Greatest Of All Time.

The fantastic mix is reminding lots of people that this is the last summer Obama will be our POTUS and has the internet feeling all sorts of nostalgia already. false

The list was made specifically for Spotify, and you can either go there directly from your personal app or stream it online through the link at the White House website itself. When you’re done listening, you can always check out the FLOTUS song choices on her own #GirlPower playlist or listen to some throwback tunes he chose for summer last year.