Ever wondered what songs President Barack Obama listens to? Speculate no more. President Obama on Saturday released two playlists to music streaming service Spotify. The President listens to one during the evening and another during the day.
The #POTUSPlaylist that you can listen to during the day includes 20 songs from Bob Marley and The Wailers, Bob Dylan, The Temptations, Coldplay, Justin Timberlake, Nappy Roots, Stevie Wonder, The Machine & Florence, and John Legend.
President Obama has an equally interesting playlist for the evenings that includes songs from Frank Sinatra, Mos Def, John Coltrane, Van Morrison, and Otis Redding.
White House personnel look set to be releasing some playlists too as Spotify said in a statement that, “You can expect to see the White House share playlists created by administration officials, as well as playlists curated around events and issues to engage the public and acquaint them with the people working in the administration.”
According to the White House Blog, the inaugural list of songs was hand-picked by the President of the United States himself. The President wrote the lists on good old fashioned pen and paper, which were then given to staffers to upload.
The lists will be regularly maintained which means that subscribers will, for the first time ever, be listening to the exact same music as the commander in chief.