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Barack Obama Unveils His Eclectic Shower Playlist

It turns out former president Barack Obama loves listening to Bruce Springsteen’s music as much as he loves sharing the microphone with The Boss on their Spotify podcast, Renegades: Born in the USA.

The streaming service shared Obama’s “Shower World Tour setlist” on Wednesday, and the nearly 50-song list contains a hefty dose of Springsteen, including two versions of the song for which their podcast is named.

Besides the studio version of “Born in the U.S.A.” his shower playlist includes a live recording from New York’s Walter Kerr Theatre from July 2018.

Elsewhere on the list is Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On,” Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” and Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar’s “Freedom.” Other artists include Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Public Enemy, Joni Mitchell, Jill Scott, Elvis Presley and more round out the list.

During Monday’s episode of the podcast, Obama revealed that he loves singing in the shower, much to his family’s dismay.

“I sing in the shower, I sing outside of the shower. I am unembarrassed about singing,” he said while laughing. “My daughters and my wife sometimes roll their eyes.”

Check out the entire 44-song playlist here.

By George Costantino
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