Wake Up and Wind Down With President Obama’s New Two-Part Spotify Playlist

By Sameer Rao Aug 12, 2016

Even his staunchest critics have to agree: President Barack Obama has the most varied musical taste of any U.S. president. And he is fond of sharing his faves with the nation.


Following up on his premiere playlist last summer (as well as Michelle Obama‘s Day of the Girl and the Obama-Biden families’ joint holiday playlists), President Obama dropped a two-part summer playlist yesterday (August 11) via Spotify.

The president curated the genre- and era-spanning playlists to set the mood based on the time of day. "Day" features energy-injecting tracks like Jidenna‘s "Classic Man," Nina Simone‘s "Sinnerman" and Aretha Franklin‘s "Rock Steady." 

"Night" sets a mellower vibe with songs like Janet Jackson‘s "I Get Lonely," Miles Davis‘ "My Funny Valentine" and D’Angelo‘s "Lady."

Which playlist do you prefer? Let us know in the comments.

(H/t Variety)