White House Releases Covert Files: Obama's Personal Music Playlists

The president of the United States likes to indulge in some summertime blues...also a little Motown and rock ’n’ roll.

The White House launched an official channel on the popular music streaming service Spotify with a pair of playlists it says President Barack Obama created himself.

Obama announced his daytime and evening summer music lists Friday on his @POTUS official Twitter account.

During the daytime, the president likes to take it easy to some mellow tracks from artists such as Coldplay, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and Bob Marley.

Songs by Beyonce, Frank Ocean, Van Morrison, Lauryn Hill, The Lumineers, Al Green, Frank Sinatra, John Coltrane and Billie Holiday appear on the commander in chief's evening playlist.

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The presidential presence on Spotify marks the latest step by the White House to boost its presence on social media. The White House is already very active on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr and Medium and regularly uses these and other social media platforms to make announcements.

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