Barack + Michelle’s Summer Playlist 2019

Former U.S. President Barack Obama recently shared his summertime playlist and we are here for it!

In an August 24th Instagram post, President Obama wrote:

“With summer winding down, here’s a sampling of what Michelle and I have been listening to — some new, some old, some fast, some slow. Hope you enjoy.”

Former U.S. President Barack Obama

Barack and Michelle’s Summertime Playlist features forty-four songs ranging from classic R&B songs, hip hop music, and even a little rock and roll.

A few of my favorites that made the list are “Juice” by Lizzo, “Doo Wop (That Thing)” by Lauryn Hill, “Brown-Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison, and “Boo’d Up” by Ella Mai.

Photo credit: Barack Obama

Here is the list:

  1. Too Good Drake ft. Rhianna
  2. I’ll Be Around The Spinners
  3. MOOD 4 EVA Beyonce, Jay-Z, Childish Gambino, ft. Oumou Sangare
  4. Burning Maggie Rogers
  5. Fade Out Lines (The Avener Rework) The Avener & Phoebe Killdeer
  6. Juice Lizzo
  7. Reelin’ In The Years Steely Dan
  8. Who’s Loving You Terence Trent D’Arby
  9. Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing Stevie Wonder
  10. Joke Ting Goldlink ft. Ari PenSmith
  11. Seventeen Sharon Van Etten
  12. Doo-Wop (That Thing) Lauryn Hill
  13. 100 Yard Dash Raphael Saadiq
  14. I’ve Got You Under My Skin Frank Sinatra
  15. Best Part Daniel Caesar & H.E.R.
  16. Feel The Vibe BJ the Chicago Kid ft. Anderson Paak
  17. Senorita Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
  18. Drift Away Dobie Gray
  19. Hold On (Change is Comin’) Sounds of Blackness
  20. Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
  21. I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know Donny Hathaway
  22. Go Gina SZA
  23. It’s A Vibe 2 Chainz ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz, & Jhene Ako
  24. Dang! Mac Miller ft. Anderson Paak
  25. How High the Moon Ella Fitzgerald
  26. Music Erick Sermon ft. Marvin Gaye
  27. Go The Black Keys
  28. Toast Koffee
  29. Boo’d Up Ella Mai
  30. Shining Dj Khaled ft. Beyonce & Jay-Z
  31. Con Altura Rosalia & J. Balvin
  32. II B.S. Charles Mingus
  33. It’s Love Jill Scott
  34. Happy The Rolling Stones
  35. Alright John Legend
  36. Espera Esperanza Spalding
  37. 54-46 Was My Number Toots & The Maytals
  38. Get Together The Youngbloods
  39. Float Anthony Hamilton
  40. Old Town Road (Remix) Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
  41. Can U Believe Robin Thicke
  42. Iron Man Rema
  43. Believe Q-Tip ft. D’Angelo
  44. Can I Kick It? A Tribe Called Quest

I saved all 44 of the songs to my Spotify playlist I like to call “Barack + Michelle’s Summertime Playlist” and you can add the playlist to your music collection here if you like!

Michala (17) was so excited to see the Obamas love Shawn Mendes and Lil Nas X. She said, “I never thought a president would listen to Shawn Mendes, too!”

Did the president suggest any of your favorite jams? Any songs that surprised you?