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21 July 2023

Janelle Monáe, John Coltrane, Aretha Franklin On Barack Obama’s Summer Playlist

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Janelle Monáe, John Coltrane, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Jackson Browne and The Pretenders are among the acts featured on Barack Obama’s summer playlist 2023.

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“Like I do every year, here are some songs I’ve been listening to this summer — a mix of old and new,” the former president tweeted along with his selections. “Look forward to hearing what I’ve missed.” See the full playlist below.

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Barack Obama’s Summer 2023 Playlist:

J Hus and Drake: Who Told You
SZA: Snooze
The Pretenders: I’ll Stand By You
Rosalía & Rauw Alejandro: Vampiros
Luke Combs: Fast Car
Tupac, Roger, & Dr. Dre: California Love
Leonard Cohen: Dance Me to the End of Love (Live)
Martha Reeves & the Vandellas: Nowhere to Run
Nobigdyl.: Parabolic!
Jorja Smith: Try Me
Burna Boy, 21 Savage: Sittin’ on Top of the World
Janet Jackson: Got ’Til It’s Gone
La Doña: Penas con Pan
The Bangles: Walk Like an Egyptian
The Beths: Watching the Credits
The War and Treaty: That’s How Love Is Made
The Rolling Stones: Soul Survivor
Aretha Franklin: Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business)
John Coltrane: Blue Train
Ice Spice, Nicki Minaj: Princess Diana
Toots and the Maytals: Funky Kingston
The Righteous Brothers: Unchained Melody
Golden Lady: Stevie Wonder
Jackson Browne: Doctor My Eyes
Ayra Starr: Sability
Boygenius: Not Strong Enough
Otis Redding: (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay
Bob Dylan: Everything Is Broken
Ella Fitzgerald: Cry Me a River
Yng Lvcas & Peso Pluma: LA Bebe (Remix
Money Man & Babyface Ray: Drums
Nas: The World Is Yours
Four Tops: Reach Out I’ll Be There
Pearl Jam: Just Breathe
J’calm: Tempted
Kelela: Contact
Marvin Gaye: Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Ike & Tina Turner: River Deep/Moutain High
Janelle Monáe: Only Have Eyes 42
Ashley McBride: The Devil I Know
Michael Kiwanuka: Love & Hate

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