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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 18 June 2018

Barack Obama shares his favourite songs and reads of 2017

The former US president shared an eclectic list of his favourite songs and books on his Facebook page

Barack Obama shared his favourite reads and songs of 2017 from his Facebook. Dita Alangkara / AP photo
Barack Obama shared his favourite reads and songs of 2017 from his Facebook. Dita Alangkara / AP photo

Jay-Z, Harry Styles, Kendrick Lamar, U2 and Chris Stapleton were just some of the artists responsible for Barack Obama's favorite songs of the year.

The former US president shared an eclectic list of his favorite songs and books of 2017 Sunday on his Facebook page, including Jay-Z's Family Feud and Styles' Sign of the Times. The 22-song list also singled out Lamar's Humble, U2's Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix) and Chris Stapleton's Millionaire.

Obama writes that he wanted to continue the tradition he stared during his presidency of sharing his reading and playlists.

His books list includes Grant by Ron Chernow, Exit West by Moshin Hamid, Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout and Amy Goldstein's Janesville: An American Story. Obama also gave a bonus shout-out to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Coach Wooden and Me.

The full list is below:

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