Ayra Starr, Burna Boy Top Obama’s Playlist 2022 (Full List)

  • Barack Obama’s 2022 music list is out.

  • Burna Boy, alongside Kendrick Lamar, top the list.

    Ayra Starr, Burna Boy Top Obama's Music List 2022 (Full List)
    Ayra Starr, Burna Boy Top Obama’s Music List 2022 (Full List)

Former US President, Barack Obama has released his annual playlist featuring his favorite songs of the past year.

His 2022 playlist includes Burna Boy’s Last Last – which also made its way into Jay Z’s 2022 playlist, Ayra Starr’s Rush, Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5,” Bad Bunny’s “Tití Me Preguntó,” Rosalía’s “Saoko,” and SZA’s “Shirt,” as well as other songs from Beyoncé, Ethel Cain and many more.



“I always enjoy sharing my end of year music playlist with all of you—and this year we heard a lot of great songs. Here are some of my favorites,” he wrote on Twitter. “Are there any songs or artists I should check out?”

In July, Obama shared his annual summer playlist, which included songs by Beyoncé, Harry Styles, Miles Davis, Rosalía, Nina Simone, Drake, and more. His year-end playlist follows his “Favorite Music of 2021” playlist; it featured songs by Mitski, Mdou Moctar, Ms. Lauryn Hill, the War on Drugs, and others.

Barack Obama’s Favorite Music of 2022:

01 Kendrick Lamar: “The Heart Part 5”
02 Bad Bunny: “Tití Me Preguntó”
03 Ari Lennox: “POF”
04 Zach Bryan: “Something in the Orange”
05 Burna Boy: “Last Last”
06 Ethel Cain: “American Teenager”
07 Tank and the Bangas: “Communion in My Cup” [ft. the Ton3s]
08 Koffee: “Pull Up”
09 Rosalía: “Saoko”
10 Ayra Starr: “Rush”
11 Beyoncé: “Break My Soul”
12 SiR: “Life Is Good” [ft. Scribz Riley]
13 Maggie Rogers: “That’s Where I Am”
14 Leyla McCalla: “Dodinin”
15 Steve Lacy: “Sunshine” [ft. Fousheé]
16 Rema: “Calm Down”
17 Plains: “Problem With It”
18 Xavier Omär: “Feelings 4 You”
19 Danger Mouse and Black Thought: “Belize” [ft. MF DOOM]
20 Omar Apollo: “Tamagotchi”
21 Sudan Archives: “Home Maker”
22 NxWorries: “Where I Go” [ft. H.E.R.]
23 SZA: “Shirt”
24 Lizzo: “About Damn Time”
25 Adam Blackstone and Jazmine Sullivan: “‘Round Midnight

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