Barack and Michelle Obama show off their pop culture references by revealing their VERY hip summer playlist – complete with songs from Shawn Mendes, John Legend and & # 39; good friend & # 39; Beyonce
- Barack Obama has posted a playlist of 44 songs that he and wife Michelle listened to during the summer
- The couple caused speculation that they may have used with daughters Malia, 21, and Sasha, 18 for musical inspiration during their generous outing to France in June
- The playlist contains youth-oriented hits, including & # 39; Old Town Road & # 39; from Lil Nas X and & # 39; Senorita & # 39; from Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
- The Obamas have framed themselves as suppliers of pop culture – a contrast to President Trump who regularly strikes in Hollywood
Barack Obama went to Twitter to reveal the music he and Michelle were listening to during the summer.
The former president – who regularly promotes his references in pop culture by publishing lists of his favorite songs and books – unveiled the new playlist on Saturday morning, which was complete with songs from different genres and time periods.
Obama, 58, proved that he was still hip and happened by including two of the greatest folk songs of the summer in the 44 selected songs.
Both & # 39; Senorita & # 39; from Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, as & # 39; Old Town Road & # 39; from Lil Nas X the songs of the season are mentioned, so it was no surprise to see them on a list of the president, once mentioned by The mirror if & # 39; the coolest of all time & # 39 ;.
Tense emerging artists, including Lizzo, Maggie Rogers and SZA, also appeared on the playlist, creating speculations that the former First Couple might get some of their musical inspiration from daughters, Malia (21) and Sasha (18).
It is possible that the Obama daughters introduced their father and mother to the new music, while the family enjoyed a lush holiday together in the south of France in June.
Barack Obama went to Twitter to reveal the music he and Michelle were listening to during the summer. The couple will be shown together in 2017
The Obamas have framed themselves as suppliers of pop culture – a contrast to President Trump who regularly visits Hollywood and the culture industry
He is no ordinary president, he is a cool president! Both & # 39; Senorita & # 39; from Shawn Mendes (left) as Camila Cabello, and also & # 39; Old Town Road & # 39; by Lil Nas X (right) are the songs of the season and were of course on the list of Obamas
Obama & # 39; s fluidity with pop culture helped him be loved by millennials before, during and after his time in the White House – and is a striking contrast to President Trump, who often criticizes the culture industry and accuses them of liberal bias.
In addition to leading artists, Obama has also included some of his staples in the new list, with John Legend, Drake and Rihanna appearing.
The one-time Supreme Commander added two songs from his self-described & # 39; good friends & # 39; Beyonce and Jay-Z.
The songs undoubtedly sounded sweeter in the $ 14.4 Martha & # 39; s Vineyard mansion that the couple reportedly had rented for the summer (photo)
Barack and Michelle, however, still turned out to be baby boomers, with the playlist of songs from Steely Dan, Van Morrison and the Rolling Stones.
The old souls have even added some Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald to the mix.
Undoubtedly, the songs sounded even sweeter in the $ 14.4 Martha & # 39; s Vineyard mansion that the couple reportedly had rented for the summer.
According to TMZ, the Obamas want to buy the vast property to use as a holiday home.
The house has seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms, although there is no idea if it contains surround sound to pump out their playlist for roommates on the island of Massachusetts.
New Year's Eve: Obama recorded a song from one of his favorite artists, John Legend (left), and also added a song from the new sensation Lizzo (right)
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