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Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Brandi Carlile & SZA Make Barack Obama's Favorite Songs Of 2017

Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Brandi Carlile & SZA Make Barack Obama's Favorite Songs Of 2017

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) President Barack Obama had a "wild, wild" year. After leaving the White House at the start of 2017, the 44th President of the United States recapped the year that was in a special Facebook post, detailing his favorite books and songs of the past 12 months.
"During my presidency, I started a tradition of sharing my reading lists and playlists," he explained. "It was a nice way to reflect on the works that resonated with me and lift up authors and artists from around the world. With some extra time on my hands this year to catch up, I wanted to share the books and music that I enjoyed most. From songs that got me moving to stories that inspired me, here's my 2017 list — I hope you enjoy it and have a happy and healthy New Year."

President Obama's playlist included many hip-hop and R&B tracks that lit up the year in music, including Kendrick Lamar's "HUMBLE.," DJ Khaled's "Wild Thoughts" (featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller), JAY-Z's "Family Feud" (featuring Beyoncé), French Montana's "Unforgettable" (featuring Swae Lee), and "Chanel" by Frank Ocean.

The bangers continued down the president's playlist, including "First World Problems" by Chance the Rapper and Daniel Caesar, "Butterfly Effect" by Travis Scott, "Broken Clocks" by SZA, "Blessed" by Daniel Caesar, "Havana" by Camila Cabello and Young Thug, and "Mi Gente" by J Balvin and Willy William.

As for books, President Obama found himself enjoying page turners like Coach Wooden and Me by Kareen Abdul-Jabbar and Basketball (and Other Things) by Shea Serrano. He also favored The Power by Naomi Alderman, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, and Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout.

In the past, President Obama has also listed Kendrick Lamar's "How Much a Dollar Cost" as his favorite song of 2015 and has included artists like JAY-Z, Chance the Rapper, and others in his annual playlists.

Obama's Favorite Songs of 2017:
"Mi Gente" - J Balvin & Willy William
"Havana" - Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug
"Blessed" - Daniel Caesar
"The Joke" - Brandi Carlile
"First World Problems" - Chance the Rapper feat. Daniel Caesar
"Rise Up" - Andra Day
"Wild Thoughts" - DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller
"Family Feud" - Jay-Z feat. Beyoncé
"HUMBLE." - Kendrick Lamar
"La Dame et Ses Valises" - Les Amazones d'Afrique feat. Nneka
"Unforgettable" - French Montana feat. Swae Lee
"The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness" - The National
"Chanel" - Frank Ocean
"Feel It Still" - Portugal. The Man
"Butterfly Effect" - Travis Scott
"Matter of Time" - Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
"Little Bit" - Mavis Staples
"Millionaire" - Chris Stapleton
"Sign of the Times" - Harry Styles
"Broken Clocks" - SZA
"Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix)" - 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!)






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