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Barack Obama released his annual summer playlist ahead of the Democratic National Convention.

Social Media Reacts To Former President Barack Obama's Summer 2020 Playlist

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By Yuriy Andriyashchuk

Former President Barack Obama has been putting annual summer playlists and he did the same for 2020 yesterday prior to Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention. Needless to say, fans believed that Mr. Obama had some solid selections for this playlist.

"Over the past few months, I’ve spent a lot of time listening to music with my family. I wanted to share some of my favorites from the summer—including songs from some of the artists at this week’s @DemConvention. Hope you enjoy it."

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Obama included Beyoncé in his playlist, which is common for him.
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Obama selected a lot of fan favorites such as "Already" by Beyoncé featuring Shatta Wale and Major Lazer, "My Affection" by Summer Walker featuring PartyNextDoor, and "Savage" remix by Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé.

We saw other artists who appeared frequently on the playlist as well such as PartyNextDoor on My Affection, his "PGT" song and his feature on Popcaan's "Twist and Turn" single that also included Drake. H.E.R.'s "As I Am" song was included as well as her appearance on Wizkid's "Smile."

H.E.R. was one of the artists who made multiple appearances on Obama's summer 2020 playlist.
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One surprise pick was Rihanna's "Work" single featuring Drake which was released over four years ago but is still one of the most popular records ever released by her. Obama also included more hot 2020 tracks such as "Made It" by Teyana Taylor which appeared on her new 'The Album' project along with J. Cole's "The Climb Back" single. This is set to appear on his upcoming 'The Fall Off' album which was announced by the Dreamville rapper last month.

J. Cole appeared on Obama's summer 2020 playlist with his "The Climb Back" single.
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Obama also went back in time for some timeless records on his playlist. Among them are "Liberation" by Outkast, "Do I Do' by Stevie Wonder, and "Could You Be Loved" by Bob Marley and The Wailers.

Fans on social media were impressed by the variety of selections by Obama. He impressed the older generation as well as the younger audience who are fans of stars today such as Megan Thee Stallion, J. Cole, Summer Walker, 21 Savage, Teyana Taylor, H.E.R., and Billie Eilish.

Michelle Obama delivered a powerful speech at last night's Democratic National Convention.
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Another Obama who made headlines last night was Barack's wife and former First Lady, Michelle. She spoke at the Democratic National Convention and delivered a powerful speech. She emphasized that Donald Trump is not the right person to lead the United States for another four years. She also stressed that people need to show up to the polls and stand in line as long as they need to. This includes packing some good shoes and meals that would last the entire time.

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