President Barack Obama once again proved his eclectic taste in music, releasing two summer playlists Thursday while he vacations on Martha’s Vineyard with the first family.
The playlists — one curated for daytime and one for nighttime — feature music from a wide range of singers and genres, and is available on the official White House Spotify account.
The music was “hand-selected” by the President, according to the White House, and includes classics from Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis and Prince, along with more recent artists Common, Jay Z and Wale.
The playlist also showcases artists who have performed at the White House including Janelle Monae, Sara Bareilles and Esperanza Spalding.
Obama announced the playlist in a tweet Thursday: “Been waiting to drop this: summer playlist, the encore. What’s everybody listening to?”
Been waiting to drop this: summer playlist, the encore. What's everybody listening to? pic.twitter.com/mqh1YVrycj
— President Obama (@POTUS44) August 11, 2016
This is the President’s second summer playlist. In December, both the President and Vice President Joe Biden released their respective holiday playlists.
The Obamas are currently enjoying a two-week stay on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where the first family has vacationed for almost every year of Obama’s presidency.
The President’s Summer Playlist: Daytime
1.Love Hate Thing – Wale
2.Smooth Sailin’ – Leon Bridges
3.Elevator Operator – Courtney Barnett
4.Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
5.Many the Miles – Sara Bareilles
6.Tightrope – Janelle Monae
7.Classic Man – Jidenna
8.So Ambitious – Jay-Z, feat. Pharrell
9.Me Gustas Tu – Manu Chao
10.Forever Begins – Common
11.The Man – Aloe Blacc
12.As We Enter – Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
13.Sinnerman – Nina Simone
14.U Got the Look – Prince
15.Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
16.Good Vibrations – Beach Boys
17.Don’t Owe You A Thang – Gary Clark Jr.
18.Man Like That – Gin Wigmore
19.II B.S. (edit) — Charles Mingus
The President’s Summer Playlist: Nighttime
1.If I Have My Way – Chrisette Michelle
2.Espera – Esperanza Spalding
3.Tell It Like It Is – Aaron Neville
4.Alright – Ledisi
5.Trapped By A Thing Called Love – Denise Lasalle
6.Lady – D’Angelo
7.So Very Hard to Go – Tower of Power
8.Midnight Sun – Carmen McCrae
9.Cucurrucucu Paloma – Caetano Veloso
10.Green Aphrodisiac – Corinne Bailey Rae
11.I’ll Be There for You / You’re All I Need – Mary J Blige / Method Man
12.Lover Man – Billie Holiday
13.Criminal – Fiona Apple
14.Acid Rain – Chance the Rapper
15.My Funny Valentine – Miles Davis
16.Do You Feel Me – Anthony Hamilton
17.I Get Lonely – Janet Jackson
18.Lean In – Lizz Wright
19.All Day Music – War
20.Say Yes — Floetry