Barack Obama shares his top songs of 2020
In keeping with tradition, Barack Obama has shared his annual list of his favourite songs from the past 12 months.
The former US president named tracks by artists including Waxahatchee, J Cole, HER, Hope Tala, Bruce Springsteen and Little Simz among his best-loved.
“Here are some of my favourite songs of the year,” Obama wrote on Twitter.
As usual, I had some valuable consultation from our family music guru, Sasha, to put this together. I hope you find a new song or two to listen to.”
See the full list below:
“Savage (Remix)” by Meghan The Stallion feat. Beyonce
“Love is the King” by Jeff Tweedy
“Franchise” by Travis Scott feat. Young Thug and MIA.
“Nada” by Lido Pimienta feat. Li Saumet
“Can't Do Much” by Waxahatchee
“The Bigger Picture” by Lil Baby
“Ghosts” by Bruce Springsteen
“Levitating” by Dua Lipa feat DaBaby
“The Climb Back” by J Cole
“Repeat” by J Hus feat. Koffee
“Damage” by HER
“Goodbye Jimmy Reed” by Bob Dylan
“Summer 2020” by Jhene Aiko
“Brave” by Ruston Kelly
“Uwrongo (Edit)” by Prince Kaybee, Shimza, Black Motion and Ami Faku
“Better Distractions” by Faye Webster
“Lemonade” by Internet Money feat. Don Toliver, Gunna and NAV
“Blue World” by Mac Miller
“Cut Em In” by Anderson Pak feat Rick Ross
“Starting Over” by Chris Stapleton
“Mecca” by Spillage Village, JID and Earthgang
“La Dificil” by Bad Bunny
“Essence” by Wiz Kid feat Tems
“All My Girls Like To Fight” by Hope Tala
“Kyoto” by Phoebe Bridges
“Sun Came Out” by Gunna
“Remember Where You Are” by Jessie Ware
“4 My PPL” by Goodie Mob
“Distance” by Yebba
“One Life, Might Live” by Little Simz
Last week, Obama shared his list of the TV shows and films he has enjoyed over the past year.
These included Netflix’s hit chess drama The Queen’s Gambit, and Michaela Coel’s acclaimed BBC series I May Destroy You.
Among his favourite films was Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which starred the late Chadwick Boseman in his final role.
See the full list of Obama’s TV shows and films here.
You can also read The Independent’s own end-of-year rankings – find best albums here, best TV shows here, and best films here.
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