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Obama’s 2018 Favorite Songs List is Further Evidence He Was Our Coolest President

The former president Barack Obama continued his annual tradition of posting his ‘best of’ list on his official Facebook page. The list, as always, included his favorite books, movies, and songs he had enjoyed over the past year.

When it comes to movies, Obama’s list doesn’t vary too much from top critic picks of 2018, highlighting well-reviewed films like ‘Roma’ and ‘Black Panther.’ His book picks were largely comprised of weighty non-fiction and biographies. He, of course, added that his wife’s autobiographical ‘Becoming’ was his favorite read of the year.

But what everybody really wants to know is, what was Barack bumping in 2018?

Year after year, Obama’s list of favorite songs has proven that the elder statesman has the musical ear of a 22-year old hipster. 2018’s selections range from infectious pop bangers like Cardi B’s “I Like It,” to indie deep-cuts from Kurt Vile and Tom Misch.

Check out the full list below:

Apesshit by The Carters
Bad Bad News by Leon Bridges
Could’ve Been by H.E.R. (feat. Bryson Tiller)
Disco Yes by Tom Misch (feat. Poppy Ajudha)
Ekombe by Jupiter & Okwess 
Every Time I Hear That Song by Brandi Carlile 
Girl Goin’ Nowhere by Ashley McBryde 
Historia De Un Amor by Tonina (feat. Javier Limón and Tali Rubinstein)
I Like It by Cardi B (feat. Bad Bunny and J Balvin) 
Kevin’s Heart by J. Cole
King For A Day by Anderson East
Love Lies by Khalid & Normani 
Make Me Feel by Janelle Monáe 
Mary Don’t You Weep (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version)by Prince
My Own Thing by Chance the Rapper (feat. Joey Purp)  
Need a Little Time by Courtney Barnett 
Nina Cried Power by Hozier (feat. Mavis Staples)
Nterini by Fatoumata Diawara 
One Trick Ponies by Kurt Vile
Turnin’ Me Up by BJ the Chicago Kid 
Wait by the River by Lord Huron 
Wow Freestyle by Jay Rock (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

No word yet on what the current POTUS was listening to over the past year, but we do know that his options are continuing to dwindle.


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