PoliticsPresident Obama's Personal Nighttime Playlist Is Full of Steamy Sex Jams
Oh yeah, Obama.
Today, like last year, President Obama released a summer playlist, in a way basically issuing an executive order as to what are the official bangers to bump at barbecues, rooftop parties, and Uber rides. Much like last year the list overall seems like it was crafted less from the President's heart and more in a focus group such as to make it slightly better than terrible but at least not seem totally calculated.
Still, the real message of this year's playlist is two-fold: (1) Most of the artists on this playlist are black, which is very tight and probably wouldn't be the case if this were a Trump playlist (not that it's exactly easy to imagine Donald Trump listening to any music, ever). (2) Barack Obama is not shying away from the fact that he is an adult human being who has had intercourse in his life (at least twice!), and that you too can enjoy some sexytime while enjoying the latter half of this playlist. The "Nighttime" half. After all, we all know how much he loves a slow jam.
To me, the three songs that stick out as the sexiest:
1. Esperanza Spalding's "Espera"
A song that basically is impossible to listen to without thinking of Barack Obama in a silk shirt while absolutely tearing up the carpet of the oval office with some dad dance moves. (And if you weren't thinking of that, you're welcome.)
2. D'Angelo's "Lady"
A song off reclusive genius D'Angelo's first LP, Brown Sugar—shout out to Obama for going with the deep cuts. If this song doesn't get you happy in your pants nothing will. In fact—hot take alert—this song is better to get busy to than "Untitled" because all anyone can think about when listening to "Untitled" is how their body isn't as nice as D'Angelo's.
3. Janet Jackson's "I Get Lonely"
"Pretending my arms are yours, I want no one but you." Nothing subtle there.
The rest of the playlist has other sexytime classics like "Do You Feel Me?" by Anthony Hamilton, though we must admit not all of the songs here are great for getting weird to, especially if you're under the age of 50. Though, if you're under the age of 50, chances are you don't need music recommendations from the President. Still, if the mood is right and one of these songs helps get the mood extra right, be sure to thank Barry O for the assist.