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Bruce Springsteen, Mavis Staples included on Barack Obama's best-of-2019 playlist

Bruce Springsteen, Mavis Staples included on Barack Obama's best-of-2019 playlist

Danny Clinch; Myriam SantosBarack Obama has shared his favorite music of 2019, and Bruce Springsteen and Mavis Staples are among the artists whose songs made the cut.

The 44th U.S. president’s annual end-of-year playlist includes Springsteen’s “Hello Sunshine,” a track off his latest record, Western Stars, and Staples’ “Change,” a selection off the gospel/soul legend’s 2019 solo album, We Get By, featuring songs written by Ben Harper.

The playlist also includes Lil Nas X‘s Billy Cyrus-featuring mega-hit, “Old Town Road,” as well as tunes by The Black Keys, Lizzo, Frank Ocean, Beyoncé and her sister, Solange.

“From hip-hop to country to The Boss, here are my songs of the year,” Obama writes. “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.”

Here’s the full list of Obama’s 2019 music picks:

Summer Walker, “Playing Games”
Big Thief, “Not”
Kaytrandada featuring SIR, “Go DJ”
Lizzo, “Juice”*
The Highwomen, “Redesigning Women”
Burna Boy, “Anybody”
Maggie Rogers, “Burning”*
Ozuna featuring Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Farruko and Anuel AA, “Baila Baila Baila (Remix)”
Adia Victoria, “Different Kind of Love”
Mavis Staples, “Change”
Koffee, “Toast”
The National, “Oblivions”
Solange, “Binz”
Sharon Van Etten, “Seventeen”*
J. Cole, “Middle Child”
Angelica Garcia, “Jicama”
The Black Keys, “Go”*
Angelique Kidjo, “La Vida Es un Carnaval” (Rollo Tomasi Remix)
Alicia Keys featuring Miguel, “Show Me Love”
Goldlink featuring Ari Pensmith, “Joke Ting”*
Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road” (Remix)
Prateek Kuhad, “cold/mess”
DaBaby, “Suge”
Bruce Springsteen, “Hello Sunshine”
Frank Ocean, “In My Room”
Rema, “Iron Man”*
Young Thug featuring J. Cole and Travis Scott, “The London”
LesTheGenius featuring Sonny Miles and Jaxson Free, “Raleighwood Hills”
Mustard featuring Migos, “Pure Water”
Dominic Fike, “3 Nights”
Joe Henry, “The Fact of Love”
Rosalia, “Con Altura”*
Snoh Aalegra, “I Want You Around”
Wale ft. Jeremih, “On Chill”
Beyonce, “Mood 4 Eva”*

* = songs also included on Obama’s summer playlist.

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