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Regardless of whether you love him or hate him, you have to admit, Obama knows how to relate to youthful audiences. His charisma got him where he is today, and it hasn’t faded, regardless of his politics. As President, Obama The chillest POTUS ever just dropped his summer jam playlist on us. Music brings people together, and his musical taste has merit.

The President’s summer jam playlist: Daytime

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Because running a nation gets stressful, the President needs to keep his inner vibe relaxed. What better way to do it than with music? I know we could say he should just smoke some herb, but that probably wouldn’t go over too well in some situations. So he likes to bounce across genres and find some inspiration everywhere.

“LoveHate Thing” – Wale

“Smooth Sailin’” – Leon Bridges

“Elevator Operator” – Courtney Barnett

“Home” – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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“Many the Miles” – Sara Bareilles

“Tightrope” – Janelle Monáe

“Classic Man” – Jidenna

“So Ambitious” – Jay Z feat. Pharrell

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“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

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“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 jam playlist: Nighttime

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Yet, the role of POTUS doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. The same thing goes for his playlist. Obama softens the mood and gets soulful as night rolls in. Or at least his music does.

“If I Have My Way” – Chrisette Michele

“Espera” – Esperanza Spalding

“Tell It Like It Is” – Aaron Neville

“Alright” – Ledisi

“Trapped By A Thing Called Love” – Denise LaSalle

“Lady” – D’Angelo

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“So Very Hard to Go” – Tower of Power

“Midnight Sun” – Carmen McCrae

“Cucurrucucú 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

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“Criminal” – Fiona Apple

“Acid Rain” – Chance the Rapper

“My Funny Valentine” – Miles Davis

“Do You Feel Me” – Anthony Hamilton

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“I Get Lonely” – Janet Jackson

“Lean In” – Lizz Wright

“All Day Music” – War

“Say Yes” – Floetry

What fills up your summer jam list? Share with us on social media or in the comments below.

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