DJ Barack Obama On The 1s & 2s: Here Are His Favorite Songs of 2018

Former president Barack Obama has shared his annual listing favourite tracks for the 12 months, which incorporates The Carters, Cardi B, J. Cole and plenty of extra.

“As 2018 attracts to a detailed, I’m persevering with a favourite custom mine and sharing my year-end lists,” he writes in a submit. “It offers me a second to pause and replicate on the 12 months by way of the books, motion pictures, and music that I discovered most thought-provoking, inspiring, or simply plain cherished.”

As Obama explains, his listing expertise runs deep. While some are family names, others you might not have heard earlier than — however all deserve an excellent pay attention, watch, or learn.

We’ve included the complete listing Obama’s Favorite Songs 2018 beneath. Check out his full submit , which particulars his favourite books and films from the 12 months.

Obama’s Favorite Songs 2018

Apes••t by The Carters
Bad Bad News by Leon Bridges
Could’ve Been by H.E.R. (feat. Bryson Tiller)
Disco Yes by Tom Misch (feat. Poppy Ajudha)
Ekombe by Jupiter & Okwess
Every Time I Hear That Song by Brandi Carlile
Girl Goin’ Nowhere by Ashley McBryde
Historia De Un Amor by Tonina (feat. Javier Limón and Tali Rubinstein)
I Like It by Cardi B (feat. Bad Bunny and J Balvin)
Kevin’s Heart by J. Cole
King For A Day by Anderson East
Love Lies by Khalid & Normani
Make Me Feel by Janelle Monáe
Mary Don’t You Weep (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version) by Prince
My Own Thing by Chance the Rapper (feat. Joey Purp)
Need a Little Time by Courtney Barnett
Nina Cried Power by Hozier (feat. Mavis Staples)
Nterini by Fatoumata Diawara
One Trick Ponies by Kurt Vile
Turnin’ Me Up by BJ the Chicago Kid
Wait by the River by Lord Huron
Wow Freestyle by Jay Rock (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
And in honor one the good jazz singers all time, who died this 12 months, a traditional album:
The Great American Songbook by Nancy Wilson

See how Obama’s 2018 listing compares to his 2017 listing .