If a former US president has time to learn about new music, so do you

When people talk to me about music, a few reasons usually come up when we get on the subject of listening to new music. Invariably, a main reason is, “I don’t have time”. Not having enough time is something I can relate to. Heck, that’s why you haven’t seen a post from me in awhile.

I know you’re all busy, but do you know who else is a Busy Person? Barack Obama. I’ve not tried to make a meeting with him lately, but I expect the former U.S. President still has a tight schedule. Imagine my admiration to come across a Best Of 2019 List by #44.

From hip-hop to country to The Boss, here are my songs of the year. If you’re looking for something to keep you company on a long drive or help you turn up a workout, I hope there’s a track or two in here that does the trick.

-Barack Obama via FB, December 30, 2019


My favorite part of this image? The *!!! The man curated a summer playlist for heaven’s sake. My second favorite part is that several of these songs are new to me, so I’ll be able to check out some new music. Thanks, Mr. President!


President Obama’s Best of 2019:

• Playing Games – Summer Walker
• Not – Big Thief
– Go DJ – KAYTRANADA feat. SiR
• Juice* – Lizzo
• Redesigning Women – The Highwomen
• Anybody – Burna Boy
• Bur
ning* – Maggie Rogers
• Baila Baila Baila (Remix) – Ozuna feat. Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Farruko and Anuel AA
• Different Kind of Love – Adia Victoria
Change – Mavis Staples
• Toast* – Koffee
• Oblivions – The National
• Binz – Solange
• Seventeen* – Sharon Van Etten
• Middle Child – J. Cole
• Jícama – Angelica Garcia
• Go* – The Black Keys
• La Vida Es Un Carnaval (Rollo Tomasi Remix) – Angélique Kidjo
• Show Me Love – Alicia Keys feat. Miguel
• Joke Ting* – GoldLink feat. Ari PenSmith
• Old Town Road (Remix)* – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
• cold/mess by Prateek Kuhad
• Suge – DaBaby
• Hello Sunshine – Bruce Springsteen
• In My Room – Frank Ocean
• Iron Man* – Rema
• The London – Young Thug feat. J. Cole and Travis Scott
• Raleighwood Hills – lesthegenius feat. Sonny Miles and Jaxson Free
• Pure Water – Mustard feat. Migos
• 3 Nights – Dominic Fike
• The Fact of Love – Joe Henry
• Con Altura* – Rosalía
• I Want You Around – Snoh Aalegra
• On Chill – Wale feat. Jeremih
• Mood 4 Eva* – Beyoncé

I’m a busy gal, and while I’m not always writing here about it to you, I’ve listened to some really good music lately- more posts to come! In the meantime, listen to President Obama’s Best of 2019 playlist and tell me which ones are winners for you.


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