Barack Obama released his annual music playlist for 2021

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Barack Obama has become an unexpected taste creator in recent years. Each December, we look forward to its annual movie, book, and music recommendations, and just like 2021, its new roundup is quite chaotic.

“Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing my annual list of favorite books, music and movies. Art always sustains and nourishes the soul. But for me, music and storytelling were especially urgent during this pandemic year – a way to connect even when we were locked up, ”the 44th President of the United States posted on Instagram.

“Since these are works that I actually listened to, watched or read, I’m sure I missed some interesting things. So if you have your own recommendations to share, I’ll add them to the pile of books and movies I hope to catch up on during the holidays! “

The roster includes 27 tracks ranging from fan favorites including “Rumors” by Cardi B and Lizzo, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” by Lil Nas X and “Volví” by Aventura and Bad Bunny to more independent tracks. and eclectic. . Think “Gold Chains” by young Australian artist Genesis Owusu, as the playlist changes pace with a dance track, “Notice” by Tammy Lakkis.

Most fans seemed pretty impressed with her inclusion at the head of “The Only Heartbreaker” by Japanese-American singer-songwriter Mitski. “OBAMA ROCKIN WITH MITSKI ?? One user commented.

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

You can listen to the full list on Spotify below.

Along with the 60-year-old’s musical tastes (which is great if you ask us), Obama has also shared his recommendations for movies and books in separate social media posts. “The next ones are my favorite movies of the year,” he captioned the list. “Each of these films tells a powerful story, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.”

Among the list of 14 films, he loved it West Side Story, Judas and the Black Messiah and The last duel.

As for books, Obama was reading Lauren Groff’s historical fiction saga “The Matrix” and the powerful memoir “Aftershocks” by Nadia Owusu. BRB, catching up on some essential reading.