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President Obama releases summer music playlist

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EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- President Barack Obama's summer jams range from a little pop to a little hip hop, and much in between.

The White House released the president's playlist Thursday as Obama vacations with the first family on Martha's Vineyard.

Classics include the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations" and Prince's "U Got the Look." When he gets into the mood for more recent releases, he's listening to "Acid Rain" by Chance the Rapper and "Forever Begins" by Common.

Obama says via Twitter: "Been waiting to drop this: summer playlist, the encore. What's everybody listening to?"

The full list of 39 songs is broken down into daytime and nighttime categories, and people can listen to many of the tracks on the Spotify streaming service.

Below is the list of daytime songs:

1) LoveHate Thing - Wale

2) Smooth Sailin' - Leon Bridges

3) Elevator Operator - Courtney Barnett

4) Home - Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zeros

5) Many The Miles - Sara Bareilles

6) Tightrope - Janelle Monae

7) Classic Man - Jidenna

8) So Ambitious - Jay Z feat. Pharrell

9) Me Gustas Tu - Manu Chao

10) Forever Begins - Common

11) The Man - Aloe Blacc

12) As We Enter - Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley

13) Sinnerman - Nina Simone

14) U Got The Look - Prince

15) Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin 

16) Good Vibrations - Beach Boys

17) Don't Owe You A Thang - Gary Clark Jr.

18) Man Like That - Gin Wigmore

19) II B.S. (Edit) - Charles Mingus


Below is the list of nighttime songs:

1) If I Have My Way - Chrsette Michele

2) Espera - Esperanza Spalding

3) Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville

4) Alright - Ledisi

5) Trapped By A Thing Called Love - Denise LaSalle

6) Lady - D'Angelo

7) So Very Hard to Go - Tower of Power

8) Midnight Sun - Carmen McRae

9) Cucurrucucu Paloma - Caetano Veloso

10) Green Aphrodisiac - Corinne Bailey Rae

11) I'll Be There For You / You're All I Need - Mary J. Blige / Method Man

12) Lover Man - Billie Holiday 

13) Criminal - Fiona Apple

14) Acid Rain - Chance the Rapper

15) My Funny Valentine - Miles Davis

16) Do You Feel Me - Anthony Hamilton

17) I Get Lonely - Janet Jackson

18) Lean In - Lizz Wright

19) All Day Music - War

20) Say Yes - Floetry

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