first_imgUnless you’ve been living under a rock the last 16 months, you know that the 2016 presidential primaries have been, for lack of a better word, a shit-show. Both ends of the political spectrum have been caught up in questionably moral politics and been the target of an unusual amount of hostility, even for an election year. But while the bare knuckle battle for the next presidency rages on, let us not forget about that guy who still runs the free world. Whatever you think about the job he did in the Oval Office, we can all agree that he is, by every account, a seriously cool dude. As we learned in high school civics class, one of the roles of the US President is acting as Chief of Party. This morning, Obama made it known that he’s also Chief of THE Party, dropping two 2016 Summer Playlists via Twitter, one for the daytime and one for when the sun goes down. You can check out the tweet below, including festival lineup-style track listing graphics for each playlist–and they’re pretty amazing: The daytime mix contains more upbeat, happy tracks from a wide range of artists, including Wale, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Sara Bareilles, Jay Z, Common, Aloe Blacc, Nina Simone, Nas & Damian Marley, Prince, Beach Boys, Gary Clark Jr., and more. The nighttime list includes tracks by Aaron Neville, D’Angelo, Tower Of Power, Mary J. Blige and Method Man, Billie Holiday, Fiona Apple, Chance The Rapper, Lizz Wright, Anthony Hamilton and others. You can stream them both now and party like POTUS.last_img