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Barack Obama’s Spotify Playlist

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English: United States President Barack Obama signs into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 as Vice President Joe Biden looks on. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ok, everyone knows that Barack Obama is the coolest President of all time and space. He isn’t one of those guys that try to be trendy in order to gain the teenage populations vote; he is one of those guys that just oozes the awesomeness gene.  Obama’s preparation for his inauguration only highlights how cool he is, not solely as a President, but as a 51 year old: he created an official Spotify playlist of the artists that would be performing over the course of three days for his ceremony.

Having the knowledge of Spotify is one thing, but also including some of the best artists on the planet, which you consider as your favourites, on the playlist is something totally different and it only highlights how great it is that we have Obama for a President. There are 17 tracks on the playlist in total with such artists including: Beyonce, Fun, Far East Movement, Lady Gaga, Glee and Alicia Keys.

All of these performers will take to the stage to celebrate Obama’s inauguration for his second term in office. Yesterday, the 19th of January, was the Kids’ Inaugural Ball. This was a concert for the children of military families and children from the Washington school area, where Katy Perry performed on stage. She sang her hits: Teenage Dream and Fireworks, alongside Usher and the Glee cast.

Beyonce, who recently returned to the music scene with a reformed Destiny’s Child, is set to sing The Star-Spangled Banner during Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s swearing ceremony  on Monday.

Here is the full list of artists from Obama’s playlist:

•”Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” Stevie Wonder

•”I Was Here” Beyoncé

•”Mi Gente” Marc Anthony

•”Carry On” Fun

•”New Day” Alicia Keys

•”Mud On The Tires” Brad Paisley

•”Turn Up The Love” Far East Movement, Cover Drive

•”Edge of Glory” Glee Cast

•”Your Smiling Face” James Taylor

•”Ordinary People” John Legend

•”Firework” Katy Perry

•”Breakaway” Kelly Clarkson

•”My Mic featuring Biz Markie” Nick Cannon

•”Something Special” Usher

•”Higher and Higher” Walt Whitman, The Soul Children of Chicago

•”Get Ready” Smokey Robinson

•”Future” Mindless Behavior

Watch Katy Perry perform Fireworks at the Kids’ Inaugural Ball:


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