Barack Obama and Michelle Obama during an event. File photo/AP
The Obama summer playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra. The former president calls it "some new, some old, some fast, some slow."
Barack Obama tweeted 44 songs Saturday that he and his wife, Michelle, have been listening to. They include Drake's "Too Good," Steely Dan's "Reelin' in the Years" and the Sinatra standard "I've Got You Under My Skin."
Other choices are "MOOD 4 EVA," the "Lion King" song with Beyonce and Jay-Z among other artists; and such oldies as Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" and Dobie Gray's "Drift Away."
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Obama and his family are getting through the summer by listening to 'a mix of genres,' with songs by Billie Eilish, Beyoncé, Megan thee Stallion and Princess Nokia making appearances on the annual list.
The singer, who has been making tweaks to an album that has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, appeared engrossed in the tunes during a daily walk.
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