Barack Obama’s Spotify Playlist, Categorized


He’s already conquered basically all other forms of social media, from Tumblr to Instagram, so it was only a matter of time before we’d find Barack Obama on Spotify. Vulture has posted the president’s complete playlist, and since it was most likely compiled (or at least approved) by a committee of PR specialists, we can probably infer from it a whole lot about the image he’s hoping to project. So, after the jump, we’ve grouped what Obama’s listening to based on who he’s trying to reach, from progressives to Middle America to his own wife.

Obama the Progressive “Keep on Pushing” (Single version) — The Impressions “Roll With The Changes” — REO Speedwagon “No Nostalgia” — AgesandAges “Raise Up” — Ledisi “Keep Marchin'” — Raphael Saadiq

Obama the Father of Two “Different People” — No Doubt

Barack and Michelle Date Music “Got to Get You Into My Life (Live version!)” — Earth Wind & Fire “Love You I Do” — Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) “Your Smiling Face” — James Taylor “Let’s Stay Together” — Al Green “You Are The Best Thing” — Ray LaMontagne

Obama the Grown-Up Hipster “I Got You” — Wilco “We Used To Wait” — Arcade Fire “You’ve Got The Love” — Florence + The Machine “Tonight’s The Kind of Night” — Noah and the Whale

Obama the Hippie “The Weight” — Aretha Franklin “Mr. Blue Sky” — Electric Light Orchestra

Obama the President Who Supports Gay Rights But Not Gay Marriage “The Best Thing About Me Is You” — Ricky Martin

Obama the American Heartland Man of the People “Stand Up” — Sugarland “Keep Me In Mind” — Zac Brown Band “We Take Care of Our Own” – Bruce Springsteen “Everyday America” — Sugarland “Home” — Dierks Bentley “My Town” — Montgomery Gentry

Obama the Mod “Green Onions (Single/LP Version)” — Booker T. & The MG’s

Obama the Friend of Bono “Even Better Than The Real Thing” — U2

Obama the Guy Who Identifies with Hootie “This” — Darius Rucker “Learn To Live” — Darius Rucker