Pres. Obama hand-picks White House’s inaugural Spotify playlists (LISTEN)

barack-obama-e1439779451256*Taking the lead as he does with many White House endeavors, President Barack Obama exercised his power of executive selection in honor of the White House joining Spotify on Friday (Aug. 14).

Overall, Obama inaugurated the music-sharing site with hand-picking two separate playlists: One for the day, and one for the night.

Daytime selections range from classic like Sly & the Family Stone’s “Hot Fun in the Summertime” and the Temptations’ “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” to recent songs from artists like Florence & the Machine, Talib Kweli & Hi Tek, Brandi Carlisle, Coldplay and Justin Timberlake.

As for the nighttime playlist, Obama goes the mellow route with tunes such as Nina Simone’s “Feelin’ Good,” The Lumineers’ “Stubborn Love,” John Coltrane’s “My Favorite Things,” Frank Sinatra’s “The Best Is Yet to Come,” and Beyoncé’s “Superpower”(feat. Frank Ocean).

According to, music lovers can look forward to more from the office on Spotify that range from songs selected by other people in the White House to issue-specific playlists. Scroll below to see Obama’s eclectic day and night White House Spotify playlists:

President Obama’s Summer Playlist: Day (Listen)

1. Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations
2. Live It Up – Isley Brothers
3. Memories Live – Talib Kweli & Hi Tek
4. Tombstone Blues – Bob Dylan
5. So Much Trouble in the World – Bob Marley
6. Paradise – Coldplay
7. Tengo Un Trato (Remix) – Mala Rodriguez
8. Wang Dang Doodle – Howlin Wolf
9. Another Star – Stevie Wonder
10. Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly & the Family Stone
11. Boozophilia – Low Cut Connie
12. Wherever Is Your Heart – Brandi Carlile
13. Good Day – Nappy Roots
14. Green Light – John Legend
15. Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones
16. Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
17. Down Down the Deep River – Okkervil River
18. Pusher Love Girl – Justin Timberlake
19. Shake It Out – Florence + The Machine
20. La Salsa La Traigo Yo – Sonora Carruseles

President Obama’s Summer Playlist: Night (Listen)

1. My Favorite Things – John Coltrane
2. Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean) – Beyoncé
3. Moondance – Van Morrison
4. Is Your Love Big Enough? – Lianne La Havas
5. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – Al Green
6. Red & White & Blue & Gold – Aoife O’Donovan
7. Nothing Even Matters – Lauryn Hill
8. The Best Is Yet to Come – Frank Sinatra
9. You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles
10. I Found My Everything – Mary J Blige
11. Help Me – Joni Mitchell
12. I’ve Got Dreams to Remember – Otis Redding
13. Suzanne – Leonard Cohen
14. Feeling Good – Nina Simone
15. Stubborn Love – The Lumineers
16. Until – Cassandra Wilson
17. UMI Says – Mos Def
18. The Very Thought of You – Billie Holiday
19. Flamenco Sketches – Miles Davis
20. Woo – Erykah Badu

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