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.
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 Marley 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.