Lil Nas X, Brandi Carlile, Jon Batiste Make Barack Obama’s Eclectic 2021 Playlist

“I hope you find a new artist or song to add to your own playlist,” former president says

‘Tis the season for Barack Obama’s annual playlist picks, and as usual, the former president’s musical tastes run the gamut from reggaeton (“Volvi,” by Aventura and Bad Bunny) to Top 40 jams like “Rumors” by Lizzo featuring Cardi B and “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” by Lil Nas X, to more under-the-radar songs such as “Its Way With Me” by indie stalwarts Wye Oak.

“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,” Obama said in on Twitter. “I hope you find a new artist or song to add to your own playlist.”

A number of Obama’s selections also appear on SPIN’s Best of 2021 lists, including Parquet Courts, Mdou Moctar, The War on Drugs, Mitski, and Brandi Carlile.

Check out Obama’s Favorite Music of 2021 playlist below:

 

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