Want to know what Obama's listening to? Check Spotify

Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:39pm EDT
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By Jeff Mason

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (Reuters) - If hearing Barack Obama break into song hasn't satisfied your presidential music needs, you can now listen to his playlists on Spotify.

The White House on Friday released two music sets "hand-created" by the president of the United States for daytime and evening listening as part of the launch of a new channel on the popular music-streaming service. And there is more to come.

"You can expect to see the White House share playlists created by people in the White House, as well as playlists curated around events and issues to engage the public," a White House official said in an email.

Obama, who is vacationing with his family on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard and playing a lot of golf, is a music lover. He has made headlines on rare moments when he has grabbed a microphone in public and crooned.

His summer music selections contain a wide variety of artists from Beyoncé to Bob Dylan. The two playlists, provided by the White House, are listed below:

Daytime Playlist: spoti.fi/whitehouseday 

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Earphones are seen on top of a smart phone with a Spotify logo on it, in Zenica February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic