May 30, 2024

President Barack Obama is photographed during a presidential portrait sitting for an official photo in the Oval Office, Dec. 6, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Former US president Barack Obama has once again shared his 2023 Summer Playlist on social media to display his musical knowledge and eclectic music tastes.

Unfortunately, Ghanaian Musicians were not included in the summer playlist of the former US president.

In this year, Nigeria and Uganda were among Africa Musicians who were named in his playlist.

Obama expressed his love in songs like Burna Boy, 21 Savage: “Sittin’ on Top of the World”, Ayra Starr: “Sability”, Pretenders: “I’ll Stand By You”, Leonard Cohen: “Dance Me to the End of Love (Live)”,  J Hus and Drake: “Who Told You” and others.

Barack Obama’s playlist is a collection of songs that the former US president likes to listen to during different seasons or occasions. He usually shares his playlist on social media, such as Twitter or Instagram, and also on Spotify. His playlist covers a wide range of genres, artists, and eras, and reflects his eclectic taste and appreciation for music.

“Like I do every year, here are some songs I’ve been listening to this summer – a mix of old and new. Look forward to hearing what I’ve missed”. Barack Obama tweeted.

Barack Obama’s Summer 2023 Playlist

J Hus and Drake: “Who Told You”

SZA: “Snooze”

Pretenders: “I’ll Stand By You”

Rosalía & Rauw Alejandro: “Vampiros”

Luke Combs: “Fast Car”

Tupac, Roger, & Dr. Dre: “California Love”

Leonard Cohen: “Dance Me to the End of Love (Live)”

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas: “Nowhere to Run”

Nobigdyl.: “Parabolic!”

Jorja Smith: “Try Me”

Burna Boy, 21 Savage: “Sittin’ on Top of the World”

Janet Jackson: “Got ’Til It’s Gone”

La Doña: “Penas con Pan”

The Bangles: “Walk Like an Egyptian”

The Beths: “Watching the Credits”

The War and Treaty: “That’s How Love Is Made”

The Rolling Stones: “Soul Survivor”

Aretha Franklin: “Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business)”

John Coltrane: “Blue Train”

Ice Spice, Nicki Minaj: “Princess Diana”

Toots and the Maytals: “Funky Kingston”

The Righteous Brothers: “Unchained Melody”

Golden Lady: “Stevie Wonder”

Jackson Browne: “Doctor My Eyes”

Ayra Starr: “Sability”

Boygenius: “Not Strong Enough”

Otis Redding: “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay”

Bob Dylan: “Everything Is Broken”

Ella Fitzgerald: “Cry Me a River”

Yng Lvcas & Peso Pluma: “LA Bebe (Remix”

Money Man & Babyface Ray: “Drums”

Nas: “The World Is Yours”

Four Tops: “Reach Out I’ll Be There”

Pearl Jam: “Just Breathe”

J’calm: “Tempted”

Kelela: “Contact”

Marvin Gaye: “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)”

Ike & Tina Turner: “River Deep/Moutain High”

Janelle Monáe: “Only Have Eyes 42”

Ashley McBride: “The Devil I Know”

Michael Kiwanuka: “Love & Hate”