Barack Obama reveals his 2019 summer playlist

Selections range from A Tribe Called Quest to Lizzo to the strongest roar outta Pride Rock

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Former president Barack Obama has shared his 2019 summer playlist. Not surprisingly, Lil Nas X’s juggernaut hit “Old Town Road (Remix)” is among his picks, though he flexes a range this time around that spans from Lizzo to Van Morrison to Pride Rock.

“With summer winding down, here’s a sampling of what Michelle and I have been listening to — some new, some old, some fast, some slow. Hope you enjoy,” he announced on Instagram with an accompanying screenshot of his 44 selections.

Among the more topical selections: Maggie Rogers’ “Burning”, Lizzo‘s “Juice”, Sharon Van Etten’s “Seventeen”, The Black Keys’ “Go”, and the three-star roar of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Childish Gambino’s “MOOD 4EVA” off The Lion King: The Gift.

Other highlights include classics such as A Tribe Called Quest’s “Can I Kick It?”, Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”, The Rolling Stones’ “Happy”, Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)”, and Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing”.

Below, you can stream the full thing yourself.

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