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President Obama shares workout playlist

Featuring Beyoncé, Nina Simone, and the Black Eyed Peas

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The Playlist-Maker-in-Chief has returned with another gem. Barack Obama guest-edited the November issue of Wired, and among his many contributions was his preferred workout playlist. The compilation’s nine tracks range from old standards (Nina Simone, The Isley Brothers) to contemporary pop titans (Beyoncé, The Black Eyed Peas) to trendy artists (Courtney Barnett, Icona Pop).

POTUS, of course, loves a good playlist. In August, he shared two summer playlists — one for day and one for night — featuring artists from the Beach Boys to D’Angelo. (Keen observers will note that Obama included Simone’s “Sinnerman” and Barnett’s “Elevator Operator” are on both the daytime summer playlist and his new workout mix.) Those lists follow others Obama has made throughout his presidency.

In his time in the White House, Obama has championed American artists of all stripes, whether inviting the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monaé to perform at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. or praising living legends such as Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan.

Hear Obama’s latest playlist below.