Former U.S President Barack Obama has taken to twitter to share his favorite songs of 2019 prior to sharing his favorite books and movies.
“From hip-hop to country to The Boss, here are my songs of the year,” said the former POTUS. “If you’re looking for something to keep you company on a long drive or help you turn up a workout, I hope there’s a track or two in here that does the trick.”
From hip-hop to country to The Boss, here are my songs of the year. If you’re looking for something to keep you company on a long drive or help you turn up a workout, I hope there’s a track or two in here that does the trick. pic.twitter.com/mQ2VssyDwt
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 30, 2019
The 35 tracks kick off with Summer Walker’s Over It hit “Playing Games.” The list includes two of 2019’s biggest hits, Lizzo’s “Juice” and Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road (Remix)” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. DaBaby also earns a spot with his breakout hit “Suge,” while Solange’s “Binz,” J. Cole’s “Middle Child,” and Frank Ocean’s “In My Room” also make the cut.
Also included were hits like “Hello Sunshine” by Bruce Springsteen and Young Thug’s recent collab with J.Cole and Travis Scott, “The London.” Obama pays homage to the AfroBeats and Latin wave with global hits from Burna Boy (“Anybody”), Rosalía (“Con Altura”), and Ozuna (“Baila Baila Baila (Remix)”).
Check out all of the former commander in chief’s best-of-2019 picks below.