While President of the United States, Barack Obama would occasionally take time away from his busy schedule to release a killer playlist on Spotify — a hobby that eventually led to a “President of Playlists” job offer from the popular streaming app. But now that Obama is no longer in the spotlight, will we still be able to find out what the undeniably coolest president of our time is listening to? Of course!
POTUS 44 recently shared his 2017 “best of” list of books and music on Facebook and if, like us, you’re just not as hep as the 56-year-old ex-prez, you may be left scratching your head at some of the choices. But have no fear, as we have collected Obama’s best of list below so you can easily enjoy the surprising mix of R&B, soul, hip hop, pop, and country and celebrate last year just like the most-admired man of 2017.