Former US President Barack Obama shared a playlist on Monday with songs he listened to a lot during his presidency. “Music has always played an important role in my life, especially when I was president,” the 59-year-old politician wrote on Twitter .
Obama’s playlist is a combination of different genres, including rap, soul, pop and rock. There are a total of twenty songs on it.
The former president has on his playlist famous American artists such as Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, BB King, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Two artists are also mentioned twice: Beyoncé with the songs Halo and At Last and Stevie Wonder with Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours and Sir Duke . Beyoncé’s husband, JAY-Z, is also on Obama’s list.
There are three non-American artists on the playlist: The Beatles ( Michelle , possibly in reference to his wife Michelle Obama), U2 ( Beautiful Day ) and Sade ( Cherish the Day )
The reason for the playlist is the release of the first part of his memoirs, which will be released on Tuesday and will be called A Promised Land . The book consists of almost eight hundred pages. On Tuesday evening,
Music has always played an important role in my life—and that was especially true during my presidency. In honor of my book hitting shelves tomorrow, I put together this playlist featuring some memorable songs from my administration. Hope you enjoy it. pic.twitter.com/xWiNQiZzN0— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 16, 2020