Barack Obama shares his top songs of 2020 with new Spotify playlist

The former POTUS' annual list includes songs by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Little Simz and Jhené Aiko

Barack Obama has shared his annual list of top songs in 2020 via a new Spotify playlist.

The former POTUS took to social media to champion his favourite songs of the year, listing records by the likes of Dua Lipa, Bruce Springsteen, J. Cole and Little Simz.

Obama shared his list on Twitter and Instagram, writing: “Here are some of my favorite songs of the year. As usual, I had some valuable consultation from our family music guru, Sasha, to put this together. I hope you find a new song or two to listen to.”


Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé‘s ‘Savage’ remix leads Obama’s list, which also includes Jhené Aiko‘s ‘Summer 2020’, Gunna‘s ‘Sun Came Out’ and Bob Dylan‘s ‘Goodbye Jimmy Reed’.

The former POTUS also gave a mention to ‘Damage’ by H.E.R., ‘Lemonade’ by Internet Money and ‘Kyoto’ by Phoebe Bridgers.

See the full list of Obama’s songs of the year below, followed by a Spotify playlist.

1.  ‘Savage Remix’ – Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé
2.  ‘Love Is The King’ – Jeff Tweedy
3.  ‘FRANCHISE’ – Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A.
4.  ‘Nada’ – Lido Pimienta ft. Li Saumet
5.  ‘Can’t Do Much’ – Waxahatchee
6.  ‘The Bigger Picture’ – Lil Baby
7.  ‘Ghosts’ – Bruce Springsteen
8.  ‘Levitating’ – Dua Lipa ft. DaBaby
9.  ‘The Climb Back’ – J. Cole
10. ‘Repeat’ – J Hus ft. Koffee
11. ‘Damage’ – H.E.R.
12. ‘Summer 2020’ – Jhené Aiko
13. ‘Brave’ – Ruston Kelly
14. ‘Uwrongo (Edit)’ – Prince Kaybee, Shimza, Black Motion & Ami Faku
15. ‘Better Distractions’ – Faye Webster
16. ‘Lemonade’ – Internet Money ft. Don Toliver, Gunna & NAV
17. ‘Blue World’ – Mac Miller
18. ‘CUT EM IN’ – Anderson .Paak ft. Rick Ross
19. ‘Starting Over’ – Chris Stapleton
20. ‘Mecca’ – Spillage Village, Jid & EARTHGANG
21. ‘La Difícil’ – Bad Bunny
22. ‘Essence’ – WizKid ft. Tems
23. ‘All My Girls Like To Fight’ – Hope Tala
24. ‘Kyoto’ – Phoebe Bridgers
25. ‘SUN CAME OUT’ – Gunna
26. ‘Remember Where You Are’ – Jessie Ware
27. ‘4 My Ppl’ – Goodie Mob
28. ‘Distance’ – Yebba
29. ‘one life, might live’ – Little Simz


Elsewhere, Obama has shared his annual list of his favourite films and TV shows watched in 2020.

The former US president took to social media to champion his favourite titles of the year across two categories, giving shoutouts to a number of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video titles.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, featuring Chadwick Boseman’s final performance, leads Obama’s list, which also includes BeanpoleBacurauSoulNomadland, Lovers Rock and Mank.

Obama also gave a mention to documentaries TimeCrip CampBoys State and Collective, as well as Martin EdenLet Him Go and Selah And The Spades.

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