Barack Obama says he works out to Beyoncé and Black Eyed Peas

Obama has shared a playlist of his workout jams

Barack Obama has shared the soundtrack to his presidential workouts.

The 10-song playlist includes classic songs by Bob Marley, Nina Simone and Sting. More recent hits by Beyoncé, Jay Z and Drake and Black Eyed Peas feature too.

Perhaps most surprisingly, the outgoing president is partial to ‘Emergency’, a little-known 2015 single by Swedish electro duo Icona Pop. Check out the full playlist, which Obama shared with Wired, below.


‘Get Me Bodied’ by Beyoncé
‘Live It UP’ by The Isley Brothers
‘Sinnerman’ by Nina Simone
‘Emergency’ by Icona Pop
‘Let’s Get It Started’ by Black Eyed Peas
‘Perro Loco’ Forro in the Dark
‘Off That’ by Jay Z featuring Drake
‘Elevator Operator’ by Courtney Barnett
‘Could You Be Loved’ by Bob Marley and the Wailers
‘If You Love Somebody Set Them Free’ by Sting

Obama’s exercise jams follows a playlist of his all-time favourite summer songs which he shared back in August.

That playlist included a couple of surprises, Chance the Rapper’s ‘Acid Rap’ and Jidenna’s ‘Classic Man’, but mainly featured classic hits by artists including The Beach Boys, Prince and Nas.

Bangers by Prince, Janet Jackson, D’Angelo, Mary J. Blige, Nas and Aretha Franklin also made it onto POTUS’s playlist of summer jams.