Barack Obama’s Favorite Songs of 2021: Mitski, The War on Drugs, Adia Victoria, and More

    Former President Barack Obama has released his annual playlist highlighting his favorite songs of the year. These include songs by Mitski, The War on Drugs, Mdou Moctar, Brandi Carlile, Parquet Courts, Courtney Barnett, Adia Victoria, Wye Oak, Little Simz, Lil Nas X, Lizzo & Cardi B, and more. Listen to ‘Barack Obama’s Favorite Music of 2021’ via Spotify below.

    “Art always sustains and nourishes the soul. But for me, music and storytelling felt especially urgent during this pandemic year,” President Obama wrote. “I’ve always enjoyed listening to a wide variety of music, so it’s no surprise that I listened to a little bit of everything this year. I hope you find a new artist or song to add to your own playlist.”

    Earlier this year, Obama shared his annual summer playlist, which featured tracks by Jazmine Sullivan, Arooj Aftab, Erykah Badu, Jay-Z, and more.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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