President Barack Obama once again proved his eclectic taste in music, releasing two summer playlists while he vacations on Martha’s Vineyard with the first family.
A day later, on Friday, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill released their playlist for their summer holidays.
Obama’s playlists — one curated for daytime and one for nighttime — and the Bidens’ playlist, feature music from a wide range of singers and genres, and are available on the official White House Spotify account.
For Obama’s playlist, the music was “hand-selected” by the President, according to the White House, and includes classics from Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis and Prince, along with more recent artists Common, Jay Z and Wale.
The playlist also showcases artists who have performed at the White House including Janelle Monae, Sara Bareilles and Esperanza Spalding.
The Bidens’ playlist features artists including Coldplay, Courtney Barnett, Common and Charles Mingus.
Obama announced the playlist in a tweet Thursday: “Been waiting to drop this: summer playlist, the encore. What’s everybody listening to?”
The Bidens announced their playlist in a tweet on Friday that said, “From Jill and me, here is the soundtrack to our summer days and nights, past and present.”
This is the President and Vice President’s second playlist. In December 2015, both the President and Biden released their respective holiday playlists.
The Obamas are currently enjoying a two-week stay on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where the first family has vacationed for almost every year of Obama’s presidency.
The President’s Summer Playlist: Daytime
LoveHate Thing – Wale
Smooth Sailin’ – Leon Bridges
Elevator Operator – Courtney Barnett
Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Many the Miles – Sara Bareilles
Tightrope – Janelle Monae
Classic Man – Jidenna
So Ambitious – Jay-Z, feat. Pharrell
Me Gustas Tu – Manu Chao
Forever Begins – Common
The Man – Aloe Blacc
As We Enter – Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
Sinnerman – Nina Simone
U Got the Look – Prince
Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
Good Vibrations – Beach Boys
Don’t Owe You A Thang – Gary Clark Jr.
Man Like That – Gin Wigmore
II B.S. (edit) — Charles Mingus
The President’s Summer Playlist: Nighttime
If I Have My Way – Chrisette Michelle
Espera – Esperanza Spalding
Tell It Like It Is – Aaron Neville
Alright – Ledisi
Trapped By A Thing Called Love – Denise Lasalle
Lady – D’Angelo
So Very Hard to Go – Tower of Power
Midnight Sun – Carmen McCrae
Cucurrucucu Paloma – Caetano Veloso
Green Aphrodisiac – Corinne Bailey Rae
I’ll Be There for You / You’re All I Need – Mary J Blige / Method Man
Lover Man – Billie Holiday
Criminal – Fiona Apple
Acid Rain – Chance the Rapper
My Funny Valentine – Miles Davis
Do You Feel Me – Anthony Hamilton
I Get Lonely – Janet Jackson
Lean In – Lizz Wright
All Day Music – War
Say Yes — Floetry
The Bidens’ summer playlist
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
We Take Care of Our Own – Bruce Springsteen
Come Together – The Beatles
Hello – Adele
Til It Happens To You – Lady Gaga
I Wanna Hold Your Hand – Al Green
My Way – Frank Sinatra
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
The Best – Tina Turner
Til Kingdom Come – Coldplay
If We Fall In Love Tonight – Rod Stewart
Hallelujah – KD Lang
Do You Hear the People Sing? – Les Misérables
You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles
You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker