Former US President Barack Obama has always been a lover of Music so it’s no surprise that he has a very stacked list.
The former US commander in Chief revealed a playlist of his favorite songs released in 2022. Of the 25 tracks featured on his list, 13 come from artists who received 2023 Grammy nominations, from Beyoncé, Lizzo, and Bad Bunny to Zach Bryan, Steve Lacy, and Omar Appollo. There is also a bit of overlap with artists on the Live For Live Music Best of 2022 staff picks playlist, including Kendrick Lamar and Tank and the Bangas.
“I always enjoy sharing my end of year music playlist with all of you — and this year we heard a lot of great songs. Here are some of my favorites,” Obama wrote in a tweet that also included a list of his picks. “Are there any songs or artists I should check out?”
Among the songs featured in his playlist are Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5”, Bad Bunny’s “Titi Me Pregunto” off his album Un Verano Sin Ti, which is nominated for Album of the Year, and Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” from Renaissance, also nominated for Album of the Year. Zach Bryan’s “Something in the Orange”, Maggie Rogers’ “That’s Where I Am”, and Burna Boy’s “Last Last” also made the cut along with “POF” by Ari Lennox, “American Teenager” by Ethel Cain, “Communion in my Cup” by Tank and The Bangas, “Sunshine” by Steve Lacy, “Shirt” by SZA, and more.
The inclusion of Lizzo’s smash hit “About Damn Time” makes her the only artist to appear on the playlist both this year and last year. It would also seem to indicate that the 44th President was not offended by the singer’s performance with James Madison‘s crystal flute, which somehow ruffled feathers earlier this year.
I always enjoy sharing my end of year music playlist with all of you — and this year we heard a lot of great songs. Here are some of my favorites.
Are there any songs or artists I should check out? pic.twitter.com/qkwm4UOzMD
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 23, 2022
If you have a similar list for 2022, you my friend have passed the Obama Vibe check.
Source: Live for Music