Ya boi Barack Obama is about to wrap up his 8th and final year as the President of the United States.
It’s been quite the journey watching the Obama family flourish in The White House. We watched daughter Malia grow up and smoke some dank shiet at Lollapalooza, the other daughter Sasha supposedly having a meme-filled secret Twitter account and of course, FLOTUS Michelle Obama repping the best arms in the Northern Hemisphere.
Some of the greatest gifts of the Obama’s reign have been from the big man himself. He’s always big-upped his love of both fitness and music, and now he’s smooshed ’em together and released his workout playlist. For a 55-year-old Dad, it’s not bad – and us Aussies have even copped a mention.
That’s right, ‘Strayan singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett‘s “Elevator Operator” tune is one of Barack’s favourites, and comfortably sits among music royalty like Bey and Bob Marley:
“Get Me Bodied,” Beyoncé
“Live It UP,” The Isley Brothers
“Sinnerman,” Nina Simone
“Emergency,” Icona Pop
“Let’s Get It Started,” Black Eyed Peas
“Perro Loco,” Forro in the Dark
“Off That,” Jay Z, featuring Drake
“Elevator Operator,” Courtney Barnett
“Could You Be Loved,” Bob Marley and the Wailers
“If You Love Somebody Set Them Free,” Sting
The Black Eyed Peas tune is very 2009 Year 6 disco, but otherwise tight.
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