Obama Has Two Summer Song Playlists
He provides 2 for Spotify
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2015 8:00 PM CDT
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

(Newser) – We know what President Obama is reading this summer, but what is he listening to? It depends what time of day it is. The White House joined Spotify, and it says Obama came up with two separate summer playlists, one for the day and one for the night. Billboard is fairly impressed. "His tastes run deeper and wider than even previous glimpses into his iPod have hinted." Here are the first 10 on his daytime list, via the White House blog:

  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

And the first 10 on his nighttime list:

  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
See the full list of 20 for each.