The former president Barack Obama shared his annual list of favorite tunes of the year, which includes The Carters Cardi B J. Cole and many others.
"At the end of the year 2018, I pursue one of my favorite traditions and share my end of year lists," he wrote in a message. "It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I found most inspiring, inspiring, or just loved."
As Obama explains, his list of talents is very long. If some are familiar names, others you may have never heard before, but they all deserve to listen, watch or read.
We have included below the complete list of Obama's favorite songs in 2018. Check out his full article here, which details his favorite books and movies of the year.
Obama's favorite songs in 2018
Apes ••• of The Carters
Bad Bad News of Leon Bridges
Could have been H.E.R.
Tom Misch's Disco Yes
Ekombe by Jupiter & Okwess
Whenever I Hear This Song by Brandi Carlile
A Girl to do everything by Ashley McBryde
Historia Of An Amor of Tonina (feat Javier Limón and Tali Rubinstein)
I Like It of Cardi B (feat Bad Bunny and J Balvin)
The heart of Kevin of J. Cole
King For A Day by Anderson East
Love Lies by Khalid & Normani
Making Me Feel by Janelle Monáe
Mary Does not Cry (1983 Piano Version with a Microphone) by Prince
My Own Thing by Chance the Rapper
Need a little time from Courtney Barnett
Nina Cried Power from Hozier (feat Mavis Staples)
Nterini from Fatoumata Diawara
A Tour of Kurt Vile's Ponies [1945900)] Turnin 'Me Up of BJ the Chicago Kid
Waiting by the River by Lord Huron
Wow Freestyle by Jay Rock (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
And in honor of one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, deceased this year, a classic album:
The Great American Songbook by Nancy Wilson
See how Obama's list for 2018 compares to that by 2017.
APES ** T – THE CARTERS