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Wherever you fall on the political spectrum, unless it is in the extreme Palin or Cruz zone (where saying something nice about him seems banned), you have to admit that Barack Obama has a certain hipness that makes past commanders-in-chief look extra fuddy-duddy.


The White House took another giant step forward in sealing that legacy with the release of the #POTUSPlaylist for Spotify (POTUS being the acronym for President of The United States).


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The savvy social media division in the West Wing had the President write down what music gets his groove on to inaugurate its joining the music streaming service as another way to get Obama's message out to the American people.


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Obama, who is on vacation with The First Family on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, divided his choices into two playlists -- one for day and one for night.

From Nina Simone and Bob Dylan to Justin Timberlake, Bob Marley, Aretha Franklin and Beyonce, Obama's Spotify choices are spot on when it comes to cool.

  1. Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations
  2. Live It Up – Isley Brothers
  3. Memories Live – Talib Kweli & Hi Tek
  4. Tombstone Blues – Bob Dylan
  5. So Much Trouble in the World – Bob Marley
  6. Paradise – Coldplay
  7. Tengo Un Trato (Remix) – Mala Rodriguez
  8. Wang Dang Doodle – Howlin Wolf
  9. Another Star – Stevie Wonder
  10. Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly & the Family Stone
  11. Boozophilia – Low Cut Connie
  12. Wherever Is Your Heart– Brandi Carlile
  13. Good Day – Nappy Roots
  14. Green Light – John Legend
  15. Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones
  16. Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
  17. Down Down the Deep River – Okkervil River
  18. Pusher Love Girl – Justin Timberlake
  19. Shake It Out – Florence + The Machine
  20. La Salsa La Traigo Yo – Sonora Carruseles
  1. My Favorite Things – John Coltrane
  2. Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean) – Beyoncé
  3. Moondance – Van Morrison
  4. Is Your Love Big Enough? – Lianne La Havas
  5. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – Al Green
  6. Red & White & Blue & Gold – Aoife O’Donovan
  7. Nothing Even Matters – Lauryn Hill
  8. The Best Is Yet to Come – Frank Sinatra
  9. You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles
  10. I Found My Everything – Mary J Blige
  11. Help Me – Joni Mitchell
  12. I’ve Got Dreams to Remember – Otis Redding
  13. Suzanne – Leonard Cohen
  14. Feeling Good – Nina Simone
  15. Stubborn Love – The Lumineers
  16. Until – Cassandra Wilson
  17. UMI Says – Mos Def
  18. The Very Thought of You – Billie Holiday
  19. Flamenco Sketches – Miles Davis
  20. Woo – Erykah Badu

John A. Oswald is editor-at-large at Metro and can be found on Twitter@nyc_oz.
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