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Listen to President Obama's Summer Playlist:

Browse the full playlists here and listen to many of the tracks on White House Spotify.

Last year, the White House jumped on Spotify to post President Obama's summer playlist.

Today, we've got the encore. 

President Obama is once again sharing his summer picks -- an eclectic mix of hand-selected tracks on two lists that take listeners from day to night. The vacation playlists feature legendary songs from Prince and Aretha Franklin, some more recent tracks from hip hop artists like Common and Chance the Rapper and the musical styles of Manu Chao and Caetano Veloso. 

So check out what President Obama is listening to this summer. Browse the full playlists below and listen to many of the tracks on our Spotify here: Daytime and Nighttime

The President's Summer Playlist: Daytime


President Obama's 2016 Summer Playlist: Daytime


  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

​The President's Summer Playlist: Nighttime


President Obama's 2016 Summer Playlist: Nighttime


  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

Since we launched in 2015, the White House has also used Spotify to share the First Lady's girl-power picks for National Day of the Girl and holiday playlists curated by the Obamas and the Bidens

Don't miss a beat: Be sure to follow us on Spotify for the latest playlists from the White House.