POTUS’s New iPod Playlist

So what does the leader of the free world chill out to when he’s listening to his iPod?  This, according to Politico, is what you’ll currently find on Barack Obama’s playlists.  (And yeah, there’s some Al Green here.)

“Different People” – No Doubt
“Got to Get You Into My Life” – Earth, Wind & Fire
“Green Onions” – Booker T & The MG’s
“I Got You” – Wilco
“Keep on Pushing” – The Impressions
“Keep Reachin’ Up” – Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators
“Love You I Do?” – Jennifer Hudson“No Nostalgia” – AgesAndAges
“Raise Up” – Ledisi
“Stand Up” – Sugarland
“This” – Darius Rucker
“We Used To Wait” – Arcade Fire
“You’ve Got the Love” – Florence and the Machine
“Your Smiling Face” – James Taylor
“Roll with the Changes” –  REO Speedwagon
“Everyday America” – Sugarland
“Learn to Live” – Darius Rucker
“Let’s Stay Together” – Al Green
“Mr. Blue Sky” – Electric Light Orchestra
“My Town” – Montgomery Gentry
“The Best Thing about Me Is You” – Ricky Martin, featuring Joss Stone
“You are the Best Thing” – Ray Lamontagne
“Keep Marchin’” – Raphael Saadiq
“Tonight’s The Kind of Night” – Noah and the Whale
“We Take Care of Our Own” – Bruce Springsteen
“Keep Me In Mind” – Zac Brown Band
“The Weight” – Aretha Franklin
“Even Better Than The Real Thing” – U2
“Home” – Dierks Bentley.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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