Obama’s Workout Playlist is Surprisingly Hip


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Rock on, Mr. President.

As a journalist, the contents of people’s iPods have no news value, and I was disappointed when I discovered that CNN had taken the time to write and publish an article about President Barack Obama’s workout playlist – but as an exercise and popular culture enthusiast, I clicked on that link faster than Usain Bolt in the 2016 Olympics.

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We all know that Obama is a physically fit man – with an equally physically fit wife – but we’ve never really taken the time to imagine what might be blaring into the ears of our president as he dribbles a basketball or lifts weight or goes for a run.

Beyonce, the Black Eyed Peas, and Bob Image result for obama exerciseMarley are just a few of the biggest names on the list. A few of the lesser known bands include Nina Simone, Courtney Barnett, and Forro in the Dark. Sadly, we don’t get to see more than a handful of bands and artists, so I’m personally hoping that a follow up article will give us more information on the Prez’s choice of tunes.

And I can’t wait to see if they come up with a playlist from Michelle – those arms could protect galaxies.

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Author: Cailin Smith

I'm a Journalism and Mass Communications major and senior at the University of Iowa. I love Netflix, sushi, running, and dogs, and I've been known to burst into random dance moves without prompt.

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