Barack Obama has made a playlist of his favourite songs of 2017 and it’s pretty good

The former US President is continuing his tradition of sharing his favourite music

Barack Obama has shared a playlist of his favourite songs of 2017.

The former US President started the tradition of sharing the music and books that had been on his stereo when he was still resident at The White House.

On New Year’s Eve, he posted on his official Facebook page, calling the exercise a “nice way to reflect on the works that resonated with me and lift up authors and artists from around the world.”


During my presidency, I started a tradition of sharing my reading lists and playlists. It was a nice way to reflect on…

Posted by Barack Obama on Sunday, December 31, 2017

He continued: “With some extra time on my hands this year to catch up, I wanted to share the books and music that I enjoyed the most. From songs that got me moving to stories that inspired me, here’s my 2017 list – I hope you enjoy it and have a happy and healthy New Year.”

Featured on the playlist are the likes of Frank Ocean, SZA, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Chance The Rapper, The National, U2, Bruce Springsteen, and Portugal. The Man. You can listen to the playlist in full above.

Last year, Spotify tweeted a mock job posting for the role of President of Playlists after Obama joked about taking a job at the streaming platform. He quipped that he was looking for an opening at the Swedish company, telling former Swedish ambassador Mark Brzezinski: “I’m still waiting for my job at Spotify.”