Beyonce, Jay Z and more included on Barack Obama’s new Spotify playlist

Former President Barack Obama has unveiled a new Spotify playlist in honor of the release of his book, A Promised Land, out today.

The list, personally curated by Obama himself, features songs mentioned in the book, as well tracks that reflect his time in office.

The playlist includes two tracks by Beyonce — “Halo” and “At Last” — as well as “My 1st Song” by Jay Z. It also features “Signed Sealed Delivered” and “Sir Duke” by Stevie Wonder, Sade’s “Cherish the Day,” Aretha Franklin‘s “The Weight” and B.B. King‘s “The Thrill Is Gone.”

“Music has always played an important role in my life—and that was especially true during my presidency,” Obama tweeted Monday. “In honor of my book hitting shelves tomorrow, I put together this playlist featuring some memorable songs from my administration. Hope you enjoy it.”

Other artists featured on the playlist include jazz greats Miles Davis and John Coltrane and classic artists like The Beatles and Frank Sinatra.

By Andrea Tuccillo
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