Songs by Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, SZA, Lizzo make Barack Obama’s Favorite Music of 2022 playlist

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As he does each year, former president Barack Obama has shared his picks for the movies, books and music he enjoyed over the past 12 months. On the music side, songs by Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé and Lizzo made his playlist.

“I always enjoy sharing my end of year music playlist with all of you — and this year we heard a lot of great songs. Here are some of my favorites,” Obama captioned the list, which includes “The Heart Part 5” by K.Dot, “Break My Soul” by Queen Bey and “About Damn Time” by Lizzo.

And in 2022, Obama was apparently also jamming to SZA’s “Shirt,” “Tití Me Preguntó” by Bad Bunny, “Saoko” by Rosalía, “‘Round Midnight” by Adam Blackstone and Jazmine Sullivan and “POF” by Ari Lennox.

The eclectic list also includes “Pull Up” by Koffee, “Last Last” by Burna Boy, “Belize” by Danger Mouse & Black Thought ft. MF Doom and “Sunshine” by Steve Lacy ft. Fousheé.

Among Obama’s favorite movies were Till and The Woman King, while his favorite books included The Light We Carry by his wife Michelle and The Furrows: A Novel.

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