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What's on Obama's Spotify playlists?

The White House launched its own channel on Spotify, a popular music streaming service, on Friday, releasing two playlists that were "hand-created" by President Obama, according to a White House official.

One of the playlists is billed as a "daytime" affair, while the other may be more appropriate for the "evening." The music selections run the gamut from classic artists like The Temptations and the Rolling Stones to more contemporary musicians like Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake.

The president's daytime playlist includes:

  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations
  • Live It Up - Isley Brothers
  • Memories Live - Talib Kweli & Hi Tek
  • Tombstone Blues - Bob Dylan
  • So Much Trouble in the World - Bob Marley
  • Paradise - Coldplay
  • Tengo Un Trato (Remix) - Mala Rodriguez
  • Wang Dang Doodle - Howlin Wolf
  • Another Star - Stevie Wonder
  • Hot Fun in the Summertime - Sly & the Family Stone
  • Boozophilia - Low Cut Connie
  • Wherever Is Your Heart - Brandi Carlile
  • Good Day - Nappy Roots
  • Green Light - John Legend
  • Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
  • Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
  • Down Down the Deep River - Okkervil River
  • Pusher Love Girl - Justin Timberlake
  • Shake It Out - Florence + The Machine
  • La Salsa La Traigo Yo - Sonora Carruseles

And the president's evening playlist includes:

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

The president is currently on vacation in Martha's Vineyard with his family. On Thursday, the White House also released the president's summer reading list.

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