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- 44th president of the United States
Barack Obama has unveiled his favourite songs from 2021.
The former US president, who makes it a tradition to share his book, movie, and music recommendations at the end of each year, published his list of songs on Friday (17 December).
“I've always enjoyed listening to a wide variety of music, so it’s no surprise that I listened to a little bit of everything this year. I hope you find a new artist or song to add to your own playlist,” he wrote.
Among his selection are “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” by Lil Nas X and “Rumors” by Lizzo ft Cardi B.
Brandi Carlile’s “Broken Horses”, Jon Batiste’s “Freedom”, Tammy Lakkis’s “Notice” are included as well.
I've always enjoyed listening to a wide variety of music, so it’s no surprise that I listened to a little bit of everything this year. I hope you find a new artist or song to add to your own playlist. pic.twitter.com/g6kBzAbrZG
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 17, 2021
The former president also selected “I Don’t Live Here Anymore” by The War on Drugs ft Lucius, “Pepas” by Farruko, and “Go Down Deh” by Spice ft Sean Paul and Shaggy.
Over the next few days, I'll share my annual list of favorite books, music, and movies. Art always sustains and nourishes the soul. But for me, music and storytelling felt especially urgent during this pandemic year. I'll start by sharing some of my favorite books of 2021: pic.twitter.com/Ewo2sIc7WM
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 15, 2021
Obama began sharing his cultural recommendations for 2021 on 15 December, beginning with books. His selected titles include Lauren Groff’s Matrix, Michelle Zauner’s Crying in H Mart, and Jonathan Franzen’s Crossroads.
Next up are my favorite movies of the year. Each of these films tells a powerful story, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. pic.twitter.com/peFGiaTvby
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 16, 2021
On 16 December, he shared his favourite films of the year, which include Pig, Judas and the Black Messiah, and The Power of the Dog.