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December 18, 2021

Barack Obama's top songs of 2021: Mdou Moctar, Mitski, Lil Nas X...

Barack Obama released his rundown of favorite songs from 2021 on a new curated Spotify playlist, including Lil Nas X‘s smash 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)', Jon Batiste‘s 'Freedom', Mitski's 'The Only Heartbreaker', the War on Drugs/Mitski team-up 'I Don’t Live Here Anymore', hypnotic Nigerian guitar music from Mdou Moctar 'Tala Tannam', Little Simz's 'Woman' and others. “I’ve always enjoyed listening to a wide variety of music, so it’s no surprise that I listened to a little bit of everything this year. I hope you find a new artist or song to add to your own playlist” - Obama said of his selection.