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From Lizzo to Bruce Springsteen: Barack Obama lists his favourite music of 2019


Former President of the United States, Barack Obama, has revealed a list of his favourite music of 2019.

Obama, who has been detailing his cultural evaluation of the year with some of his favourite books, films and TV shows, has turned his attention to music with his latest effort.

“From hip-hop to country to The Boss, here are my songs of the year,” Obama wrote in a post on social media. “If you’re looking for something to keep you company on a long drive or help you turn up a workout, I hope there’s a track or two in here that does the trick.”

In a wide-ranging playlist which includes an eclectic mix artists, Obama has referenced everybody from Bruce Springsteen and The National to Lizzo and Lil Nas X.

See the full list, below.

Barack Obama’s favourite music of 2019:

  • ‘Playing Games’ – Summer Walker.
  • ‘Not’ – Big Thief.
  • ‘Go DJ’ – Kaytrana featuring SIR.
  • ‘Juice’ – Lizzo.
  • ‘Redesigning Women’ – The Highwomen.
  • ‘Anybody’ – Burna Boy.
  • ‘Burning’ – Maggie Rogers.
  • ‘Baila Baila Baila (Remix) – Ozuna featuring Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Farruko and Anuel AA.
  • ‘Different Kind of Love’ – Adia Victoria.
  • ‘Change’ – Mavis Staples.
  • ‘Toast’ – Koffee.
  • ‘Oblivions’ – The National.
  • ‘Binz’ – Solange.
  • ‘Seventeen’ – Sharon Van Etten.
  • ‘Middle Child’ – J. Cole.
  • ‘Jicama’ – Angelica Garcia.
  • ‘Go’ – The Black Keys.
  • ‘La Vida Es Un Carnaval ‘ – Angelique Kindjo.
  • ‘Show Me Love’ – Alicia Keys featuring Miguel.
  • ‘Joke Ting’ – Goldlink featuring Ari Pensmith.
  • ‘Old Town Road (Remix)’ – Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.
  • ‘Cold/Mess’ – Prateek Kuhad.
  • ‘Suge’ – Dababy.
  • ‘Hello Sunshine’ – Bruce Springsteen.
  • ‘In My Room’ – Frank Ocean.
  • ‘Iron Man’ – Rema.
  • ‘The London’ – Young Thug featuring J. Cole and Travis Scott.
  • ‘Raleighwood Hills’ – Lesthegenius featuring Sonny Miles and Jaxson Free.
  • ‘Pure Water’ – Mustard featuring Migos.
  • ‘3 Nights’ – Dominic Fike.
  • ‘The Fact of Love’ – Joe Henry.
  • ‘Con Altura’ – Rosalia.
  • ‘I Want You Around’ – Snoh Aalegra.
  • ‘On Chill’ – Wale featuring Jermih.
  • ‘Mood 4 Eva’ – Beyonce.