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President Obama and the Bidens drop their summer playlists

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Posted at 8:24 PM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-12 20:26:59-04

obama-biden-arms-crossed1WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama once again proved his eclectic taste in music, releasing two summer playlists while he vacations on Martha’s Vineyard with the first family.

A day later, on Friday, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill released their playlist for their summer holidays.

Obama’s playlists — one curated for daytime and one for nighttime — and the Bidens’ playlist, feature music from a wide range of singers and genres, and are available on the official White House Spotify account.

For Obama’s playlist, the music was “hand-selected” by the President, according to the White House, and includes classics from Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis and Prince, along with more recent artists Common, Jay Z and Wale.

The playlist also showcases artists who have performed at the White House including Janelle Monae, Sara Bareilles and Esperanza Spalding.

The Bidens’ playlist features artists including Coldplay, Courtney Barnett, Common and Charles Mingus.

Obama announced the playlist in a tweet Thursday: “Been waiting to drop this: summer playlist, the encore. What’s everybody listening to?”

The Bidens announced their playlist in a tweet on Friday that said, “From Jill and me, here is the soundtrack to our summer days and nights, past and present.”

This is the President and Vice President’s second playlist. In December 2015, both the President and Biden released their respective holiday playlists.

The Obamas are currently enjoying a two-week stay on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where the first family has vacationed for almost every year of Obama’s presidency.

The President’s Summer Playlist: Daytime

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 Monae 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 Mingus

The President’s Summer Playlist: Nighttime

If I Have My Way – Chrisette Michelle 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 Cucurrucucu 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

The Bidens’ summer playlist

Stay With Me – Sam Smith We Take Care of Our Own – Bruce Springsteen Come Together – The Beatles Hello – Adele Til It Happens To You – Lady Gaga I Wanna Hold Your Hand – Al Green My Way – Frank Sinatra Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons The Best – Tina Turner Til Kingdom Come – Coldplay If We Fall In Love Tonight – Rod Stewart Hallelujah – KD Lang Do You Hear the People Sing? – Les Misérables You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker