Former President Barack Obama Shares his Annual Music Playlist

December 17, 2021
Former President Barack Obama Shares his Annual Music Playlist

In what has become a tradition, Former President Barack Obama has once again shared his favorite songs from the past year as a Spotify playlist.

The playlist titled “Barack Obama’s Favorite Music From 2021” features Mitski’s “The Only Heartbreaker,” The War on Drugs’ “I Don’t Live Here Anymore,” Jon Batiste’s “Freedom,” Courtney Barnett’s “Write a List of Things to Look Forward To,” Brandi Carlile’s “Broken Horses,” “Nobody” [ft. Ms. Lauryn Hill] by Nas and much more.

“I’ve always enjoyed listening to a wide variety of music, so it’s no surprise that I listened to a little bit of everything this year,” Wrote Obama on Twitter, “I hope you find a new artist or song to add to your own playlist.”

Yesterday Obama shared his favorite movies and books of the past year.

Listen to the playlist below:

Barack Obama’s Favorite Music of 2021:

1 Mitski: “The Only Heartbreaker”
2 The War on Drugs: “I Don’t Live Here Anymore” [ft. Lucius]
3 Mdou Moctar: “Tala Tannam”
4 Adia Victoria: “Magnolia Blues”
5 Durand Jones & The Indications / Aaron Frazer: “Witchoo”
6 Esperanza Spalding: “Formwela 10”
7 Brandi Carlile: “Broken Horses”
8 Genesis Owusu: “Gold Chains”
9 Little Simz: “Woman” [ft. Cleo Sol]
10 Farruko: “Pepas”
11 Spice: “Go Down Deh” [ft. Shaggy and Sean Paul]
12 Jon Batiste: “Freedom”
13 Wye Oak: “Its Way With Me”
14 Nas: “Nobody” [ft. Ms. Lauryn Hill]
15 Allison Russell: “Nightflyer”
16 Lil Nas X: “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)”
17 Yotuel / Gente de Zona / Descemer Bueno: “Patria y Vida” [ft. Maykel Osorbo and El Funky]
18 Tammy Lakkis: “Notice”
19 Teddy Afro: “Armash”
20 Courtney Barnett: “Write a List of Things to Look Forward To”
21 Aventura / Bad Bunny: “Volví”
22 Isaiah Rashad: “Headshots (4r da Locals)”
23 Yebba: “Boomerang”
24 Mo3 / Morray: “In My Blood”
25 Yendry: “Ya”
26 Lizzo / Cardi B: “Rumors”
27 Parquet Courts: “Walking at Downtown Pace”