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Bored with all your friends’ picks on Spotify? Give Barack Obama a try.

That’s right. Obama curated two playlists for Spotify today with the White House launching a new channel on the popular music streaming service.

According to the White House blog post, “When asked to pick a few of his favorite songs for the summer, the President got serious. He grabbed a pen and paper and drafted up not one, but two separate summer playlists: One for the daytime, and one for the evening.”

President Obama
President Obama

Obama’s summer playlists are eclectic and demonstrate some damn fine music taste. He includes classic artists like Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin, and modern pop stars like Justin Timberlake and Beyoncé.

The daytime playlist is geared to get you going, featuring the Temptations, Bob Dylan, and Bob Marley and the Wailers, while his sweet evening jams include Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday.

Better enjoy it while you can. Something tells me that Obama has better music taste than whoever’s next in line.

Here are the full playlists below:

Photo via White House
Photo via White House

Day:

  1. Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations
  2. Live It Up – Isley Brothers
  3. Memories Live – Talib Kweli & Hi Tek
  4. Tombstone Blues – Bob Dylan
  5. So Much Trouble in the World – Bob Marley
  6. Paradise – Coldplay
  7. Tengo Un Trato (Remix) – Mala Rodriguez
  8. Wang Dang Doodle – Howlin Wolf
  9. Another Star – Stevie Wonder
  10. Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly & the Family Stone
  11. Boozophilia – Low Cut Connie
  12. Wherever Is Your Heart  – Brandi Carlile
  13. Good Day – Nappy Roots
  14. Green Light – John Legend
  15. Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones
  16. Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
  17. Down Down the Deep River – Okkervil River
  18. Pusher Love Girl – Justin Timberlake
  19. Shake It Out – Florence + The Machine
  20. La Salsa La Traigo Yo – Sonora Carruseles

Night:

  1. My Favorite Things – John Coltrane
  2. Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean) – Beyoncé
  3. Moondance – Van Morrison
  4. Is Your Love Big Enough? – Lianne La Havas
  5. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – Al Green
  6. Red & White & Blue & Gold – Aoife O’Donovan
  7. Nothing Even Matters – Lauryn Hill
  8. The Best Is Yet to Come – Frank Sinatra
  9. You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles
  10. I Found My Everything – Mary J Blige
  11. Help Me – Joni Mitchell
  12. I’ve Got Dreams to Remember – Otis Redding
  13. Suzanne – Leonard Cohen
  14. Feeling Good – Nina Simone
  15. Stubborn Love – The Lumineers
  16. Until – Cassandra Wilson
  17. UMI Says – Mos Def
  18. The Very Thought of You – Billie Holiday
  19. Flamenco Sketches – Miles Davis
  20. Woo – Erykah Badu
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