Barack Obama declares Kendrick Lamar’s ‘How Much A Dollar Cost’ his favourite track of 2015

His First Lady also reveals her top hit of the year

US President Barack Obama has admitted his favourite song of 2015 is Kendrick Lamar‘s ‘How Much A Dollar Cost’.

The track from the rapper’s recent Grammy nominated ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’, which was also Number Two in NME’s Albums Of The Year 2015 poll, was considered to be the best song Obama has heard this year in a list he compiled of his favourite things in 2015.

His wife Michelle Obama told The People that her favourite song was Mark Ronson‘s ‘Uptown Funk’, which today (December 9) was revealed as the most viewed video of 2015.


The US President also rated The Martian starring Matt Damon as his favourite film of 2015 while the First Lady opted for the animated ‘Inside Out’.

Earlier this year, Obama launched his own official channel on Spotify, posting two playlists through the White House on the streaming service.

His daytime collection included Coldplay’s ‘Paradise’, Florence And The Machine’s ‘Shake It Out’, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Gimme Shelter’ and Aretha Franklin’s ‘Rock Steady’.

His evening playlist, meanwhile, featured cuts from Beyonce, Van Morrison, Lauren Hill, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Mary J Blige and Miles Davis.

Michelle Obama also curated a playlist of her favourite female artists on the streaming service to celebrate International Day Of The Girl on October 11.


The First Lady’s playlist included songs by Beyoncé, Janelle Monae and Alicia Keys. The 20 song playlist coincided with the date which the UN set out to raise awareness about gender inequality across the globe.

As well as pop hits such as ‘Run The World (Girls)’ by Beyoncé and ‘Girl on Fire’ by Alicia Keys, Demi Lovato’s ‘Confident’ and songs by Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday and Mary J. Blige also featured.