President Obama drops his favorite summer beats on Spotify

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host “In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues” in celebration of blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012. The concert is in recognition of Black History Month. President Obama joins in singing the “Sweet Home Chicago” finale. Participants include: Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Jeff Beck, Derek Trucks, Gary Clark, Jr., B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Shemekia Copeland, Susan Tedeschi, and Keb Mo. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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It wasn't too long ago that President Obama shared with the world his surprisingly smooth tango moves while visiting Cuba in March. Now, he's sharing a few summertime beats that really get his feet movin' and groovin'.

For the second year, the White House released on Thursday two Spotify playlists that feature the president's favorite daytime and nighttime tunes. Legendary artists like Aretha Franklin, Prince and Billie Holiday made the cut, but so did more modern-day jams from Jay Z., Sara Bareilles and Chance the Rapper.

President Obama, who's currently vacationing at Martha's Vineyard, announced the Spotify release on twitter:


The White House launched its Spotify account in 2015, and since, has shared playlists curated by First Lady Michelle Obama to celebrate the National Day of the Girl, as well as by the Obamas and Bidens to help them get in the holiday spirit.

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    Julia Boccagno is a news associate for CBS News.