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Lizzo, Solange, Summer Walker, DaBaby, Young Thug make Barack Obama’s Favorite Music of 2019


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The one year-end list that many music fans were anticipating has finally arrived:  President Barack Obama has shared his picks for his favorite music of 2019.

“From hip-hop to country to The Boss, here are my songs of the year,” he tweeted. “If you’re looking for something to keep you company on a long drive or help you turn up a workout, I hope there’s a track or two in here that does the trick.”

Obama’s list includes hot new stars like DaBaby and Summer Walker, along with legends like Mavis Staples and Bruce Springsteen.  He’s also included songs by both Beyoncé and her sister, Solange, as well as tracks from J. Cole, Frank Ocean, Young Thug, hot Latin stars Rosalia and Ozuna, and rock bands Black Keys and The National.

And of course, Obama’s included Lizzo‘s “Juice” and “Old Town Road,” by Lil Nas X, on his list.  You can listen to all his faves now via a Spotify playlist.

Here’s the full list of Obama’s 2019 music picks:

Summer Walker “Playing Games”
Big Thief, “Not”
Kaytrandada feat. SIR, “Go DJ”
Lizzo, “Juice” *
The Highwomen, “Redesigning Women”
Burna Boy, “Anybody”
Maggie Rogers, “Burning” *
Ozuna ft. Dady Yankee, J Balvin, Farruko and Anuel AA, “Baila Baila Baila (Remix)”
Adia Victoria, “Different Kind of Love”
Mavis Staples, “Change”
Koffee, “Toast”
The National, “Oblivions”
Solange, “Binz”
Sharon Van Etten, “Seventeen” *
J. Cole, “Middle Child”
Angelica Garcia, “Jicama”
Black Keys, “Go” *
Angelique Kidjo, “La Vida Es Un Carnaval” (Rollo Tomasi Remix)
Alicia Keys ft. Miguel, “Show Me Love”
Goldlink ft. Ari Pensmith, “Joke Ting” *
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road” (Remix)
Prateek Kuhad, “cold/mess”
DaBaby, “Suge”
Bruce Springsteen, “Hello Sunshine”
Frank Ocean, “In My Room”
Rema, “Iron Man” *
Young Thug ft. J. Cole and Travis Scott, “The London”
LesTheGenius ft. Sonny Miles and Jaxson Free, “Raleighwood Hills”
Mustard ft. Migos, “Pure Water”
Dominic Fike, “3 Nights”
Joe Henry, “The Fact of Love”
Rosalia, “Con Altura” *
Snoh Aalegra, “I Want You Around”
Wale ft. Jeremih, “On Chill”
Beyonce, “Mood 4 Eva” *

*Songs also included on Obama’s summer playlist.

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