A little Wale and Nas during the daylight hours, with some Janet Jackson and Aaron Neville at night.
Those are just a sample of President Barack Obama's musical tastes, which he revealed on vacation with his wife and daughters at Martha's Vineyard. Via Spotify, the president gave the world a sampling of his eclectic selection of music.
The collection is divided into more upbeat, "daytime" songs and slower "nighttime" songs and features a wide blend of legendary artists culled from across several decades.
The list includes Aretha Franklin, The Beach Boys and Chance the Rapper, a roster The White House said Obama had "hand-picked" himself. The array of artists also includes contemporary hit-makers like Aloe Blacc, Jidenna, Sara Bareilles, Floetry, Ledisi, with several oldies like Billie Holiday.
Rolling Stone described his daytime choices as "fresh" while his evening jams are more "rooted in jazz and R&B."
Obama has released several playlists throughout his presidency, including his selection on his iPod during his initial 2008 run for office.
Previously, The White House used the digital music service to share first lady Michelle Obama's picks for National Day of the Girl, and 2015 Holiday playlists curated by the both Obama and Biden families.
Here is a complete list of songs POTUS is grooving along to during the dog days of August.
- LoveHate Thing — Wale
- Smooth Sailin' — Leon Bridges
- Elevator Operator — Courtney Barnett
- Home Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
- Many the Miles — Sara Bareilles
- Tightrope Janelle Monáe
- Classic Man Jidenna
- So Ambitious Jay Z feat. Pharrell
- Me Gustas Tu — Manu Chao
- Forever Begins — Common
- The Man — Aloe Blacc
- As We Enter — Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
- Sinnerman Nina Simone
- U Got the Look — Prince
- Rock Steady — Aretha Franklin
- Good Vibrations — Beach Boys
- Don't Owe You A Thang — Gary Clark Jr.
- Man Like That — Gin Wigmore
- II B.S. (edit) — Charles Mingu
- If I Have My Way — Chrisette Michele
- Espera Esperanza Spalding
- Tell It Like It Is — Aaron Neville
- Alright Ledisi
- Trapped By A Thing Called Love — Denise LaSalle
- Lady — D'Angelo
- So Very Hard to Go — Tower of Power
- Midnight Sun — Carmen McCrae
- Cucurrucucú Paloma Caetano Veloso
- Green Aphrodisiac Corinne Bailey Rae
- I'll Be There for You / You're All I Need — Mary J. Blige / Method Man
- Lover Man — Billie Holiday
- Criminal — Fiona Apple
- Acid Rain — Chance the Rapper
- My Funny Valentine — Miles Davis
- Do You Feel Me Anthony Hamilton
- I Get Lonely — Janet Jackson
- Lean In — Lizz Wright
- All Day Music — War
- Say Yes — Floetry