Christian Lantry; RankinPresident Barack Obama is definitely a music lover, hosting a variety of top artists at a series of White House events and even belting out an Al Green number during a 2012 speech at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Now, the Leader of the Free World is sharing his personal playlists with the world, and they feature quite an eclectic mix of music.

The White House has released The President’s Daytime Playlist and The President’s Evening Playlist and they feature popular acts from the genres of classic rock, folk rock, modern rock, soul and R&B, blues, jazz, hip-hop, reggae and more. Songs by veteran artists that appear on the lists include Green’s rendition of The Bee Gees‘ “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,” The Rolling Stones‘ “Gimme Shelter,” Stevie Wonder‘s “Another Star,” Sly & the Family Stone‘s “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” Van Morrison‘s “Moondance,” The Temptations‘ “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” Aretha Franklin‘s “Rock Steady” and Joni Mitchell‘s “Help Me.”

Other notable acts on the playlists include Bob Dylan, Otis Redding, The Isley Brothers, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Leonard Cohen, Howlin’ Wolf, John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Miles Davis.

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