Obama's Playlists are (Unofficially) Available to Apple Music Subscribers

On Friday, President Obama tweeted two of his summer playlists to the world, except he chose to use Spotify to do it. I get it, Apple Music is missing one of POTUS's daytime jams – Low Cut Connie's "Boozophilia" – but that's no reason we Apple Music subscribers should totally miss out, right?


We here at TMO created unofficial Apple Music versions of these two playlists for your listening (and cogitating) pleasure. For educational purposes only, of course.

Apple Music: The (Unofficial) President's Playlist: Vol. 1 Summer Day

Apple Music: The (Unofficial) President's Playlist: Vol. 2 Summer Night

President Obama's Summer Nights Apple Music playlistPresident Obama's Summer Night Apple Music playlist with the "Plus" Button in the Upper-right

You can add TMO's President playlists to iTunesYou can add TMO's President playlists to iTunes

If you want to save these (or any shared Apple Music Playlist) for easy playback later just click the plus icon on the right above the album art collection. Now they'll show up in the Apple Music Playlists category in the Playlists tab.

The contents of the playlists are as follows:

The (Unofficial) President's Playlist: Vol. 1 Summer Day (Apple Music or Spotify)

  • The Temptations - "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" 
  • Isley Brothers - "Live It Up" 
  • Talib Kweli and Hi Tek - "Memories Live" 
  • Bob Dylan - "Tombstone Blues" 
  • Bob Marley - "So Much Trouble in the World" 
  • Coldplay - "Paradise" 
  • Mala Rodriguez - "Tengo Un Trato (The Revenant Mix)" 
  • Howlin Wolf - "Wang Dang Doodle" 
  • Stevie Wonder - "Another Star" 
  • Sly & the Family Stone - "Hot Fun in the Summertime" 
  • (Low Cut Connie - "Boozophilia" - Missing from Apple Music)
  • Brandi Carlile - "Wherever Is Your Heart" 
  • Nappy Roots - "Good Day" 
  • John Legend & André 3000 - "Green Light" 
  • Rolling Stones - "Gimme Shelter" 
  • Aretha Franklin - "Rock Steady" 
  • Okkervil River - "Down Down the Deep River" 
  • Justin Timberlake - "Pusher Love Girl" 
  • Florence + The Machine - "Shake It Out" 
  • Sonora Carruseles - "La Salsa La Traigo Yo"

The President's Playlist: Vol. 2 Summer Night (Apple Music or Spotify)

  • John Coltrane - "My Favorite Things" 
  • Beyoncé (featuring Frank Ocean) - "Superpower" 
  • Van Morrison - "Moondance" 
  • Lianne La Havas - "Is Your Love Big Enough?" 
  • Al Green - "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" 
  • Aoife O'Donovan - "Red & White & Blue & Gold" 
  • Lauryn Hill and D'Angelo - "Nothing Even Matters" 
  • Frank Sinatra - "The Best Is Yet To Come" 
  • Ray Charles - "You Don't Know Me" 
  • Mary J. Blige (feat. Raphael Saadiq) - "I Found My Everything" 
  • Joni Mitchell - "Help Me" 
  • Otis Redding - "I've Got Dreams To Remember" 
  • Leonard Cohen - "Suzanne" 
  • Nina Simone - "Feeling Good" 
  • The Lumineers - "Stubborn Love" 
  • Cassandra Wilson - "Until" 
  • Mos Def - "UMI" 
  • Billie Holiday - "The Very Thought Of You" 
  • Miles Davis - "Flamenco Sketches" 
  • Erykah Badu - "Woo"