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Beyonce, Sinatra among those on Obama summer song playlist

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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."

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Frank Sinatra gestures to the crowd during a reprise of "New York, New York" at a concert. File photo/AP

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."

Jay-Z, left, and Beyonce, at the "Lion King" European premiere. File photo/AP

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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Drake performs onstage in Toronto. File photo/AP

Last week, Barack Obama offered book recommendations, among them Colson Whitehead's "The Nickel Boys," Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall" and the "collected works" of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, who died Aug. 12.

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