Barack Obama Releases "Favorite Songs of 2017"

posted by Malie D. -

Way back when Barack Obama was President of the United States, he started a tradition to share a list of his favorite songs from the previous year and, like many of us, his music taste is pretty eclectic! Here's the entire list for 2017:

"Mi Gente" by J Balvin & Willy William

"Havana" by Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug)

"Blessed" by Daniel Caesar

"The Joke" by Brandi Carlile

"First World Problems" by Chance The Rapper (feat. Daniel Caesar)

"Rise Up" by Andra Day

"Wild Thoughts" by DJ Khaled (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)

"Family Feud" by Jay-Z (feat. Beyoncé)

"Humble" by Kendrick Lamar

"La Dame et Ses Valises" by Les Amazones d’Afrique (feat. Nneka)

"Unforgettable" by French Montana (feat. Swae Lee)

"The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness" by The National

"Chanel" by Frank Ocean

"Feel It Still" by Portugal. The Man

"Butterfly Effect" by Travis Scott

"Matter of Time" by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

"Little Bit" by Mavis Staples

"Millionaire" by Chris Stapleton

"Sign of the Times" by Harry Styles

"Broken Clocks" by SZA

"Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix)" by U2

*Bonus: "Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen (not out yet, but the blues version in his Broadway show is the best!)

I've heard most of these songs, but there are definitely a few that I'll be checking out this new year! What were your favorite songs of 2017?

ALSO: Check out Mr. Obama's list of favorite books read in 2017 below!

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