Barack Obama has revealed his favorite music, films, and books on an annual basis since he began serving as president. Why does he do it? Nobody knows, but it’s become a yearly ritual for the previous President to share his favorites on social media.
Finding out what Barack has been listening to and watching is quite interesting, and some of it you probably wouldn’t expect. His favorite music is collected into a Spotify Playlist so that everyone may enjoy it.
Over the next 12 months, you’ll be able to hear all of your favorite music, as well as some truly wonderful new songs. Some of them may surprise you…
Barack’s 2021 Playlist Revealed
On Friday (December 17th), Barack Obama released his much-anticipated 2021 Playlist on Twitter.
“I’ve always enjoyed listening to a wide variety of music, so it’s no surprise that I listened to a little bit of everything this year. I hope you find a new artist or song to add to your own playlist,” he wrote.
The playlist features one song from each of the 90 artists, as well as a few songs we’ve never heard. The likes of Lizzo, Bad Bunny, and Lil Nas X all have unexpected tracks in the list. Barack dancing in his kitchen to Lizzo and Cardi B‘s Rumors makes us laugh.
Anyway, here’s the whole playlist…
- The Only Heartbreaker by Mitski
- I Don’t Live Here Anymore by The War On Drugs ft. Lucius
- Tala Tannam by Mdou Moctar
- Magnolia Blues by Adia Victoria
- Witchoo by Durand Jones & The Indications & Aaron Frazer
- Formwela 10 by Esperanza Spalding
- Gold Chains by Genesis Owusu
- Broken Horses by Brandi Carlile
- Woman by Little Sims ft. Cleo Sol
- Pepas by Farruko
- Go Down Deh by Spice ft. Sean Paul and Shaggy
- Freedom by Jon Batiste
- It’s Way With Me by Wye Oak
- Nobody by Nas ft. Ms. Lauryn Hill
- Nightflyer by Allison Russell
- Montero (Call Me By Your Name) by Lil Nas X
- Patria Y Vida by Yotuel, Gente de Zona, Descember Bueno, Maykel Osorbo, el Funky
- Notice by Tammy Lakkis
- Armash by Teddy Afro
- Write A List Of Things To Look Forward To by Courtney Barnett
- Volvi by Aventura & Bad Bunny
- Headshots (4R Da Locals) by Isaiah Rashad
- Boomerang by Yebba
- In My Blood by MO3 & Morray
- Ya by Yendry
- Rumours by Lizzo ft. Cardi B
- Walking At A Downtown Pace by Parquet Courts
Listen To It On Spotify
On Spotify, you may listen to all of Barack Obama’s favorite songs from 2021. The streaming site has created a playlist called “Barack Obama’s Favorite Music of 2021” out of his top songs.
The track list is 1 hour and 50 minutes long, and you may listen to it here.
His Top Movies Might Intrigue You Too
Barack Obama’s top ten movies were compiled into a handy playlist on YouTube, where you may watch them all.
His favourite films of 2021 are…
Drive My Car
Summer Of Soul
West Side Story
The Power Of The Dog
The Card Counter
Judas And The Black Messiah
The Worst Person In The World
The Last Duel
The Tragedy Of Macbeth
Quo Vadis, Aida?