Barack Obama is one of the most popular US presidents of all time. He held the office successfully for the maximum of 8 years, between 2004 and 2012. With his memoir out now, Obama has also released his official presidential playlist. The playlist that he used to listen to while taking most important decisions, prepping debates, during his presidency have been revealed. Let's have a look.
In an Instagram post, Barack Obama revealed a total of 20 songs that he loves and frequented while he was POTUS. The Weight by Aretha Franklin, My 1st Song by Jay-Z, The Beatles' Michelle, Beautiful Day by U2, Lose Yourself by Eminem are some of the top songs on his list.
"While reviewing my notes ahead of debates, I’d listen to Jay-Z’s “My 1st Song” or Frank Sinatra’s “Luck Be a Lady.”," Obama said in his post.
He also revealed that he had invited a lot of his favourite artists to the White House to see them perform.
"Throughout our time in the White House, Michelle and I invited artists like Stevie Wonder and Gloria Estefan to conduct afternoon workshops with young people before performing an evening show in the East Room. And there were all sorts of performances I’ll always remember—like Beyoncé performing “At Last” for our first dance at our inauguration, Paul McCartney serenading Michelle in the East Room with, “Michelle" and Bob Dylan flashing me a grin before vanishing after his performance of “Times They Are a-Changin.”," he added.
Interestingly enough, there are no Indian songs on the list, which is mostly expected. However, it is worth noting that Prateek Kuhad's cold/mess made it to Obama's favourite music of 2019.
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