‘TQG’ and ‘La Bebe (Remix)’, among Barack Obama’s favorite songs in 2023

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Like Spotify Wrapped, the Instagram recap or the 12 grapes of New Year’s Eve (in Spain), the list of Barack Obama’s favorite songs of the year It has become an annual tradition. The former president of the United States has once again shared his favorites of 2023 and, also once again, we find several compositions in Spanish.

Specifically, we find that TQGby Karol G and Shakira and The Baby (Remix),of Featherweight and Yng Lvcas, have slipped into the politician’s playlist. Without a doubt, two titles that are very representative of what has happened in the music industry in the last year. On the one hand, Shakira’s year of rebirth, as well as the absolute global success of Karol G (with a massive world tour and several Latin Grammy awards). On the other hand, the export of the Mexican regional to the entire planet, especially thanks to Double P as one of its greatest representatives.

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Among the list we also find Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar with America has a problem; Cobraof Megan Thee Stallion; On my momof Victoria Monet; Toiletof Tyla; either Road to freedomof Lenny Kravitz, among other. A total of 30 tracks—ranging from hip hop to melodic pop, to R&B—that have marked Obama’s 2023.

The Hawaiian has been publishing the list of movies, books or musical themes that he has consumed in the last 12 months (also in summer) for more than five years and they have become – why not say it – his Roman Empire, in greater or lesser degree. less measure. Among the films that he has been able to see this year (which have been few due to the long strike of Hollywood actors and screenwriters), stands out Oppenheimer and Leave the world behind; and from the novels, Some people need killingby Patricia Evangelista or chip warby Chris Miller.

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Barack Obama’s favorite music in 2023

  • TQGby Karol G and Shakira
  • I remember everythingby Zach Bryan ft. Kacey Musgraves
  • Sprinterby Dave and Central Cee
  • Since I have a loverby 6LACK
  • Cobraby Megan Thee Stallion
  • Joinerby Blondshell
  • Midnight Gospel, by Alé Araya ft. Joseph Chilliams
  • America has a problemby Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar
  • Toiletby Tyla
  • The Returnerby Allison Russell
  • Unavailable, by Davido ft. Musa Keys
  • My love mine all mineby Mitski
  • Sittin’ on top of the worldby Burna Boy ft 21 Savage
  • Vampire Empireby Big Thief
  • Younger & Dumberby Indigo de Souza
  • Toxic Traitby Stormzy ft. fredo
  • Where you areby John Summit and Hayla
  • The Baby (Remix)by Yng Lvcas and Peso Pluma
  • On my momby Victoria Monet
  • cast iron skilletby Jason Isbell and the 400 unit
  • WY@by Brent Faiyaz
  • Amapianoby Asake and Olamide
  • Lose controlby Teddy Swims
  • crazy loveby Rita Wilson and Keith Urban
  • drink the riverby Gabe Lee
  • Road to freedomby Lenny Kravitz
  • It never went awayby Jon Batiste
  • Me & Uby Tems


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