Jack White & Wet Leg make Barack Obama's summer playlist

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Former President Barack Obama has unveiled the 2022 edition of his annual summer playlist.

Among the songs that made the cut are Jack White's cover of Little Willie John's "I'm Shakin'" and Wet Leg's "Angelica."

"Every year, I get excited to share my summer playlist because I learn about so many new artists from your replies," Obama says. "It's an example of how music really can bring us all together."

The playlist also includes songs by Prince, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Cocker, Maggie Rogers, Al Green, Dr. John, Aretha Franklin, Drake and Rihanna, Nina Simone, Kendrick Lamar, Kacey Musgraves, Harry Styles and Maren Morris.

For Wet Leg, the inclusion on Obama's playlist adds to an already exciting day, as they also made the shortlist for the U.K.'s 2022 Mercury Prize.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 5:00PM by Josh Johnson Permalink