Among the many accolades that come with being President of the United States, Barack Obama has proved in his eight years in office that he has damn good music taste. Multiple times a year he'll release various playlists that show his affinity for vintage soul, jazz, modern hip-hop, and indie rock. The guy has a thing for Beyoncé, the Isley Brothers, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, and Courtney Barnett, which is more than we can say about literally any other president in the history of this country. And if you don't buy these playlists-if you think of them as another clever public image ploy-consider that the White House's chief digital officer swore Obama himself made these.
So, assuming POTUS is actually behind these playlists, what can we surmise from his group of workout songs, which he recently shared with Wired? It's not your typical batch of songs to get run to, so we went ahead and analyzed the tracks to decide what workout Obama must do with each.
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Black Eyed Peas - "Let's Get It Started": Aggressive, high impact stretching. Jumping in place.
Nina Simone - "Sinnerman": Frantic contemplation.
Sting - "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free": Air-drumming.
The Isley Brothers - "Live it Up, Pts 1 & 2" : And sidestep.
Icona Pop - "Emergency": Yell at Malia for changing the song in the workout room.
Forro In the Dark -"Perro Loco": Slo-Mo Wes Anderson running.
Beyoncé - "Get Me Bodied" : In which you attempt to do three minutes of Beyoncé's regular daily, three-hour workout.
Jay Z and Drake - "Off That": Rest.
Bob Marley - "Could You Be Loved": Sensual massage.
Courtney Barnett - "Elevator Operator": A joint to take the edge off.
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