Barack Obama introduces ‘A Promised Land Playlist’ ahead of book release

To commemorate his forthcoming Memoir, ‘A Promised Land, former President Barack Obama introduces a new song playlist he calls the ‘Promised Land Playlist.’

Know ln for his viral playlists, Barack Obama has continually shared an array of playlists that he is excited about at different times of the year.

The playlist which includes songs from artistes like Beyonce, Jay Z , Sade, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, U2 , Frank Sinatra and a host of other greats is an interesting collection that gives us an insight into the mind of the former President.

Barack Obama describes this particular playlist in the following words.

Music has always played an important role throughout my life—and that was especially true during my presidency. While reviewing my notes ahead of debates, I’d listen to Jay-Z’s “My 1st Song” or Frank Sinatra’s “Luck Be a Lady.” Throughout our time in the White House, Michelle and I invited artists like Stevie Wonder and Gloria Estefan to conduct afternoon workshops with young people before performing an evening show in the East Room. And there were all sorts of performances I’ll always remember—like Beyoncé performing “At Last” for our first dance at our inauguration, Paul McCartney serenading Michelle in the East Room with, “Michelle” and Bob Dylan flashing me a grin before vanishing after his performance of “Times They Are a-Changin.” So in honor of my book coming out tomorrow, I thought I’d put together a playlist with some of those songs. Hope you enjoy it. #APromisedLand

Find the tracklist below:

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