Barack Obama’s favorite music list for 2022 includes Bad Bunny, SZA, Lizzo and Zach Bryan




		Barack Obama's favorite music list for 2022 includes Bad Bunny, SZA, Lizzo and Zach Bryan

“I always love to share my year-end playlist with you all, and this year we’ve heard a lot of great songs. Here are some of my favorites,” he wrote on social media (adding, in true Eric Alper style on Twitter : “Is there a song or artist I should know about?”).

Obama’s list includes some of the biggest releases of the year in different genres, like Latin music Bad Bunny, with the song “Titi me pregunto,” and country, with the new and successful artist Zach Bryan and his hit streaming ” Something in Orange”.

There isn’t much overlap between Obama’s picks and the top Grammy nominees, although the former president’s shortlist included three record-of-the-year nominees: “Break My Soul,” “About Damn Time,” and “The Heart Part 5” by Kendrick Lamar.

Omar Apollo, Grammy nominee for Best New Artist, made Obama’s list with “Tamaoatchi.” The Latin music Rosalía, whose treasure was at the top of many critics’ end-of-year lists but did not do very well with Grammy nominations, recognized Obama for her song “Saoko.”

Sometimes he chose an artist’s second biggest hit, such as when he preferred Steve Lacy’s “Sunshine” (featuring Foushee) to Lacy’s biggest hit, “Bad Habit.”

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In the case of Ethel Cain and her “American Teen,” he chose an artist whose debut album, “Preacher’s Daughter,” dealt with gruesome issues like religion and domestic violence, but whose songs haven’t caught on. the charts. Since Cain hasn’t made enough of an impression to appear in many critics’ polls, Obama’s imprimatur could give his visibility a big boost. Haitian-American artist Leyla McCalla, a member of Our Native Daughters, can also expect more attention for her rarely heard solo album.

Sudan Archives’ “Home Maker” album could be considered a hit-or-miss choice, although his album was well-represented on year-end critics’ lists rather than chart sites. “Problem With It” is also included as a very deep cut, coming from the little-heard Plains duo, a collaboration between Waxahatchee’s Jess Williamson and Katie Crutchfield.

SZA’s Shirt, from the album which hit No.1 in mid-December, is a real pick, although the song has been on the market since October.

Obama also releases a summer playlist, which includes both current and old songs, but only a half-dozen of the artists he included on his mid-year favorites list had reached as of late 2022 (sorry, Wet Leg and Harry Styles. ).

As always, music fans will appreciate your taste, wondering how you got all their choices. A typical tweeter asked: “Do you think Obama is really a fan of Maggie Rogers or is he one of her interns who sneaks in every year?”

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