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Barack Obama lists songs by SZA, Chance the Rapper, Andra Day and more on Best of 2017 post


SZA; ABC/Randy HolmesBarack Obama is keeping one of his presidential traditions alive.   

On Sunday, the former Commander-in-Chief revealed his favorite songs and books of 2017 via Facebook — and music from artists like SZAChance the RapperAndra Day and Kendrick Lamar all made the list.  

He writes, “During my presidency, I started a tradition of sharing my reading lists and playlists. It was a nice way to reflect on the works that resonated with me and lift up authors and artists from around the world.” 

“With some extra time on my hands this year to catch up, I wanted to share the books and music that I enjoyed most.” 

Songs included on Obama’s list include SZA’s “Broken Clocks,” Chance’s “First World Problems” and “HUMBLE.” by Kendrick. 

Here’s Obama’s complete Favorite Songs of 2017 list, which you can also view on Facebook

“Mi Gente” by J Balvin & Willy William 
“Havana” by Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug)
“Blessed” by Daniel Caesar 
“The Joke” by Brandi Carlile
“First World Problems” by Chance The Rapper (feat. Daniel Caesar)
“Rise Up” by Andra Day
“Wild Thoughts” by DJ Khaled (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)
“Family Feud” by Jay-Z (feat. Beyoncé)
“Humble” by Kendrick Lamar
“La Dame et Ses Valises” by Les Amazones d’Afrique (feat. Nneka)
“Unforgettable” by French Montana (feat. Swae Lee)
“The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness” by The National
“Chanel” by Frank Ocean 
“Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man
“Butterfly Effect” by Travis Scott
“Matter of Time” by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
“Little Bit” by Mavis Staples
“Millionaire” by Chris Stapleton
“Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles 
“Broken Clocks” by SZA
“Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix)” by U2
*Bonus: “Born in the U.S.A.” by Bruce Springsteen (not out yet, but the blues version in his Broadway show is the best!) 

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