Updated on: Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 11:30 AM IST

Beyonce's – ‘Halo’, Eminem's – ‘Lose Yourself’ and more: Barack Obama releases ‘A Promised Land’ playlist

Ahead of his memoir's release, Obama shared a list of personally curated memorable songs from his administration days.

Every year around the holidays, former US president Barack Obama releases a list of his favourite movies, TV shows and books.

This year, the 59-year-old has set things differently as his 768-page memoir "A Promised Land", is expected to hit the stands on November 17.

Ahead of its release, Obama shared a list of personally curated memorable songs from his administration days.

“Music has always played an important role in my life—and that was especially true during my presidency. In honour of my book hitting shelves tomorrow, I put together this playlist featuring some memorable songs from my administration. Hope you enjoy it,” he wrote on Twitter.


Some of the popular songs on the list include "The Times They Are a-Changin'" by Bob Dylan, Eminem's Oscar winning song "Lose Yourself", and "Michelle" by The Beatles to name a few.

Here’s the complete list:

  1. Aretha Franklin - The Weight

  2. B. B. King - The Thrill Is Gone

  3. Beyonce – Halo

  4. Beyonce - At Last

  5. Bob Dylan – The Times They Are a-Changin’

  6. Brooks & Dunn – Only in America

  7. Bruce Springsteen - The Rising

  8. Eminem – Lose Yourself

  9. Frank Sinatra - Luck Be a Lady

  10. Gloria Estefan - Always Tomorrow

  11. Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon

  12. Jay -Z - My 1st Song

  13. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things

  14. Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader

  15. Phillip Phillips – Home

  16. The Beatles – Michelle

  17. Sade - Cherish the Day

  18. Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours

  19. Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke

  20. U2 – Beautiful Day

The book chronicles Obama's childhood and political rise, his journey from the 2008 election campaign to the end of his first term with the daring Abbottabad (Pakistan) raid that killed al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. He visited India twice as the US President - in 2010 and 2015.

"A Promised Land" is the first of two planned volumes. The first part hit bookstores globally on Tuesday.

Obama's other books include 'Dreams from My Father', 'The Audacity of Hope', and 'Change we can Believe in'.

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Published on: Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 11:30 AM IST