The former American president revealed his favorite songs of 2022. In includes SZA’s 'Shirt', Danger Mouse and Black Thought’s 'Belize' featuring MF DOOM, Lizzo’s 'About Damn Time', Rosalía’s 'SAOKO', Beyoncé’s 'Break My Soul', Bad Bunny’s 'Tití Me Preguntó', Kendrick Lamar’s non-album hype track 'The Heart Part 5', and others.

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.

Current rock star Bruce Springsteen and former American president Barack Obama are publishing a book titled 'Renegades: Born in the USA' (is that title ironical?!?). Based on their podcast conversations, it comes in an oversized, illustrated format, with handwritten Springsteen lyrics, annotated Obama speeches, and other archival material, AP reports. It's out October 26.Aud

Bruce Springsteen has teamed up with former American president Barack Obama for a new podcast series titled 'Renegades: Born in the USA', Reuters reports. The eight-episode series will cover a range of topics, including race, fatherhood, marriage, and the state of America. The first two episodes are available on Spotify.

Former American President Barack Obama has shared his 2020 “Songs of the Year” playlist which includes pop hits like Dua Lipa’s 'Levitating', indie songs like Phoebe Bridgers’ 'Kyoto', country music like Chris Stapleton’s 'Starting Over', and some veterans like Boy Dylan’s 'Goodbye Jimmy Reed'...

Where's Springsteen's 'Born in the USA'?!?
November 18, 2020

Barack Obama shares his presidential playlist

Beyonce, Eminem, Stevie Wonder, U2, and others have found a place on the former American president Barack Obama's playlist. The playlist features "some memorable songs from my administration", like Jay-Z's 'My First Song', Bob Dylan's 'The Times They Are a-Changin'', Sade's 'Cherish a Day'...

The luxurious nature of rap music could be a factor in the increase in support for Donald Trump among Black male voters - Barack Obama suggested in The Atlantic interview. "People are writing about the fact that Trump increased his support among Black men, and the occasional rapper who supported Trump” he said, adding - "I have to remind myself that if you listen to rap music, it’s all about the bling, the women, the money. A lot of rap videos are using the same measures of what it means to be successful as Donald Trump is. Everything is gold-plated. That insinuates itself and seeps into the culture”. Election polls saw an estimated 20% of Black men voted for Trump this year, two percentage points higher than the 18% who voted for him in 2016.