Thursday, December 3, 2015

Playlist Paragraphs: President Obama's Summer Playlist: Day [Spotify]

Hey, did you know that THE WHITE HOUSE has a Spotify account? Well, they do. And apparently to inaugurate the account, President Obama made a playlist of his own.

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

There are a lot of songs on here I actually don't know so kudos to you, President Obama. But this playlist overall seems like a relaxing Summer day - Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Sly & the Family Stone, Justin Timberlake. But it also has some surprises like Coldplay, Brandi Carlile and Nappy Roots. It's eclectic and there are a lot of genres represented here, which I consider to be a factor when you're judging a playlist. Also, Florence + the Machine! Now that is definitely a surprise for the President. And now I'm just picturing him reading the latest wacky bill that has been submitted to congress and he's in the oval office reading it, listening to "Shake It Out" and just shaking his head.

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