Barack Obama Reveals The Music He Was Jamming To In 2017

It's hard to imagine politicians doing things that ordinary people do every day, like stacking the dishwasher, filling their car with petrol or chucking their headphones on and jamming out to some sick beats.

It's even harder to imagine what type of music they would listen to. Obviously, everyone is different and taste is a very personal thing, but it would be interesting to get an inside look at what is on their top 10 most-listened-to tracks.

Thankfully, if you've ever wondered this about Barack Obama, then wonder no more as the former US President has revealed his favourite tunes that he listened to in 2017. And it turns out the 56-year-old enjoys a decent mix of current chart toppers.

Credit: Barack Obama/Facebook
Credit: Barack Obama/Facebook

Mr Obama enjoys a bit of Jay-Z, Chance the Rapper, DJ Khaled, Kenrick Lamar, Frank Ocean. Travis Scott and French Montana and even Harry Styles.

He's also added in U2 and American rock legend Bruce Springsteen, but the overwhelming majority of artists on the list are newer acts who have released music in the last two years.

The post on Facebook has attracted nearly three quarters of a million likes, with tens of thousands of people commending him on his very modern music taste. One person wrote: "My god isn't he the coolest president ever!?"

Barack and Michelle Obama with Chance the Rapper. Credit: PA
Barack and Michelle Obama with Chance the Rapper. Credit: PA

Another commented saying: "Dude... never again will we have a president who includes Thugger and Travis Scott on his favourite songs of the year list."

Not only did Mr Obama share his favourite songs, but also the books he read over the year. He managed to get through 11 titles, which is a pretty respectable number considering he handed over the reigns to Donald Trump in January.

This is a yearly tradition of the former leader's and he also dropped a few playlists during his time at the White House. He had one for campaigning, one for his inauguration, a Christmas themed list, two for summertime and a workout set.

Mr Obama getting deep into the tunes. Credit: PA
Mr Obama getting deep into the tunes. Credit: PA

Having a quick scroll through each of these shows a much more varied list in terms of past and current musicians compared to the 2017 list: previously, he's included classic artists such as Nina Simone, Sting, Aretha Franklin and The Beach Boys.

Funnily enough, the Obamas gave the Queen an iPod as a present after she came to the US in 2007. The device was loaded with pictures of the visit as well as some songs - but unfortunately no one knows which tracks were loaded onto the iPod.

Surely everyone is dying to know whether he chucked in some classics from his youth or stuck to modern day bangers. Hang on, has the Queen been listening to Chance the Rapper?

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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