President Obama Just Released His Favorite Songs of 2017 And They're Lit Af

By: Kayla Pasacreta

Barack Obama, photo via  Getty Images

Barack Obama, photo via Getty Images

Barack Obama's list of favorite songs for 2017 are lit af. No wonder we love him. The list posted on his Facebook page  features songs from artists who elevate the culture like French Montana (haaaan), Travis Scott, Jay-Z, SZA, Daniel Caeser, and Frank Ocean. Our forever POTUS explained, "It was a nice way to reflect on the works that resonated with me and lift up authors and artists from around the world." The list also featured some pop hits like "Havana" by Camila Capello (feat. Young Thug) and "Sign of the Times" by Harry Style.

A President who listens to Travis Scott?


President Obama started the tradition of sharing an annual list of his favorite books and music during his presidency.

Here's the full list for 2017:

My favorite songs of 2017:
Mi Gente by J Balvin & Willy William
Havana by Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug)
Blessed by Daniel Caesar
The Joke by Brandi Carlile
First World Problems by Chance The Rapper (feat. Daniel Caesar)
Rise Up by Andra Day
Wild Thoughts by DJ Khaled (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)
Family Feud by Jay-Z (feat. Beyoncé)
Humble by Kendrick Lamar
La Dame et Ses Valises by Les Amazones d’Afrique (feat. Nneka)
Unforgettable by French Montana (feat. Swae Lee)
The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness by The National
Chanel by Frank Ocean
Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man
Butterfly Effect by Travis Scott
Matter of Time by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Little Bit by Mavis Staples
Millionaire by Chris Stapleton
Sign of the Times by Harry Styles
Broken Clocks by SZA
Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix) by U2
*Bonus: Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen (not out yet, but the blues version in his Broadway show is the best!)

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