Former US President Barack Obama posted on his Twitter account a selection of his favorite songs released in 2022.
The first place in his personal top was occupied by the song “The Heart Part 5” by Kendrick Lamar, which was released in May of this year. Followed by Bad Bunny and his “Tití Me Pregunta” and Ari Lennox’s “POF” rounded out the top three.
The politician also highlighted Zach Bryan’s “Something In The Orange”, Burna Boy’s “Last Last”, Ethel Kane’s “American Teenager”, Tank And The Bangas’ “Communion In My Cup”, Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul”, “Saoko” Rosalía and “About Damn Time” SZA.
“I love sharing my end of the year music playlist with you, and we hear a lot of great songs on it. Here are some of my favourites. Is there a song or artist I should be looking out for?” Obama wrote.
Sharing a playlist is an annual Barack Obama tradition. In 2021, he’s rated songs by artists like The War On Drugs, Little Simz, and Mitski.
Obama also listed the movies he fell in love with in 2022. His list includes Steven Spielberg’s Fabelmans, Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Quit, Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s All Around the World, Joseph Kosinski’s Top Gun: Maverick and The Woman King by Gina Prince-Bythewood.
Favorite books were The Light We Carry: Transcending in Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama, Sea ofCalm by Emily St. John Mandel, Hernan Diaz’s Trust, and Stacey Schiff’s Revolutionary: Samuel Adams.
Earlier, Barack Obama shared a summer playlist. Includes “Angelica” by Wet Leg, “Break My Soul” by Beyoncé, “Music for a Sushi Restaurant” by Harry Styles, “Saoko” by Rosalía, “Ojitos Lindos” by Bad Bunny & Bomba Estéreo, “Die Hard” by Kendrick Lamar, “Do I Move You? (Version II)” by Nina Simone and “Too Good” by Drake.