Obama and the Bidens drop their summer playlists

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    President Obama sings Ray Charles during tribute


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Story highlights

  • The songs were "hand selected" by the President
  • He showed off his eclectic musical taste

Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama once again proved his eclectic taste in music, releasing two summer playlists while he vacations on Martha's Vineyard with the first family.

A day later, on Friday, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill released their playlist for their summer holidays.
Obama's playlists -- one curated for daytime and one for nighttime -- and the Bidens' playlist, feature music from a wide range of singers and genres, and are available on the official White House Spotify account.
    For Obama's playlist, the music was "hand-selected" by the President, according to the White House, and includes classics from Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis and Prince, along with more recent artists Common, Jay Z and Wale.
    The playlist also showcases artists who have performed at the White House including Janelle Monae, Sara Bareilles and Esperanza Spalding.
    The Bidens' playlist features artists including Coldplay, Courtney Barnett, Common and Charles Mingus.
    Obama announced the playlist in a tweet Thursday: "Been waiting to drop this: summer playlist, the encore. What's everybody listening to?"
    The Bidens announced their playlist in a tweet on Friday that said, "From Jill and me, here is the soundtrack to our summer days and nights, past and present."
    This is the President and Vice President's second playlist. In December 2015, both the President and Biden released their respective holiday playlists.
    The Obamas are currently enjoying a two-week stay on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, where the first family has vacationed for almost every year of Obama's presidency.

    The President's Summer Playlist: Daytime

    1. LoveHate Thing - Wale
    2. Smooth Sailin' - Leon Bridges
    3. Elevator Operator - Courtney Barnett
    4. Home - Edward Sharpe and the 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

    The President's Summer Playlist: Nighttime

    1. If I Have My Way - Chrisette Michelle
    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 McCrae
    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

    The Bidens' summer playlist

    1. Stay With Me  -  Sam Smith
    2. We Take Care of Our Own  -  Bruce Springsteen
    3. Come Together  - The Beatles
    4. Hello  - Adele
    5. Til It Happens To You  -  Lady Gaga
    6. I Wanna Hold Your Hand  - Al Green
    7. My Way  - Frank Sinatra
    8. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You  -  Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
    9. The Best  - Tina Turner
    10. Til Kingdom Come  - Coldplay
    11. If We Fall In Love Tonight  - Rod Stewart
    12. Hallelujah  - KD Lang
    13. Do You Hear the People Sing?  -  Les Misérables
    14. You Don't Know Me  - Ray Charles
    15. You Are So Beautiful  -  Joe Cocker