By Ryan Teague Beckwith
August 14, 2015

The White House released two summer playlists on the online streaming service Spotify Friday.

The two 20-song lists include a mix of genres, from R&B to jazz to hip hop, with classics from the Temptations, the Rolling Stones and Frank Sinatra alongside newer songs by Florence and the Machine and Lianne La Havas.

President Obama handpicked the songs before heading out on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.

The playlists were put on a new White House account, which has about 600 followers, but it’s not the first experience Obama has had with the service. His 2012 re-election campaign also put out several playlists on an account with more than 413,000 followers with themes like inauguration and Michelle Obama’s workout tracks.

Some of the songs have a personal connection. Aretha Franklin, who sang at his 2009 inauguration, is on one playlist, while Beyonce, who sang the national anthem at his 2013 inauguration, is on the other:

 

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