Obama unveils his favorite music of 2020: Yes, it includes Megan thee Stallion's 'Savage Remix'

Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY
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If one thing is constant in 2020, it's Barack Obama's love for music ... and playlists.

The former president on Saturday released his list of favorite music for the year, and this time it looks like he got a little help from his youngest daughter.

"Here are some of my favorite songs of the year. As usual, I had some valuable consultation from our family music guru, Sasha, to put this together. I hope you find a new song or two to listen to," Obama wrote alongside his list.

Some favorites from his 2020 summertime playlist made the cut, like Megan thee Stallion and Beyoncé's "Savage Remix" and J. Cole's "The Climb Back."

Obama's musical taste spans across genres and his end-of-year playlist includes music from country artist Chris Stapleton, British artist J Hus and Latin pop star Bad Bunny. Mac Miller's "Blue World" off his 2020 posthumous album was also one of Obama's 2020 favorites.

Since leaving office in 2017, Obama has shared lists of his end-of-year favorites (and some summertime ones, too) from music to books and TV shows.

On Friday, Obama unveiled his favorite TV shows and movies, which included new Netflix movie "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."

"Like everyone else, we were stuck inside a lot this year, and with streaming further blurring the lines between theatrical movies and television features, I’ve expanded the list to include visual storytelling that I’ve enjoyed this year, regardless of format," he wrote on Instagram.

Among his favorite viewing options was Steve McQueen's "Lovers Rock," David Fincher's "Mank," the "Queen's Gambit" and "The Good Place."

On Thursday, Obama kicked off his year-end roundup with his 17 favorite books of 2020.

"I’ll start by sharing my favorite books this year, deliberately omitting what I think is a pretty good book – A Promised Land – by a certain 44th president," Obama tweeted Thursday, referencing his own presidential memoir that debuted a month ago.

"I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did."

Since leaving office in 2017, Obama has shared lists of his end-of-year favorites (and some summertime ones, too). Among the buzz-worthy titles of 2020, he gave a shout out to Isabel Wilkerson's "Caste," Raven Leilani's "Luster" and Brit Bennett's "The Vanishing Half."

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Obama's favorite books of 2020:

  • "Homeland Elegies" by Ayad Akhtar

  • "Jack" by Marilynne Robinson

  • "Caste" by Isabel Wilkerson

  • "The Splendid and the Vile" by Erik Larson

  • "Luster" by Raven Leilani

  • "How Much of These Hills is Gold" by C Pam Zhang

  • "Long Bright River" by Liz Moore

  • "Memorial Drive" by Natasha Trethewey

  • "Twilight of Democracy" by Anne Applebaum

  • "Deacon King Kong" by James McBride

  • "The Undocumented Americans" by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

  • "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett

  • "The Glass Hotel" by Emily St. John Mandel

  • "Hidden Valley Road" by Robert Kolker

  • "The Ministry for the Future" by Kim Stanley Robinson

  • "Sharks in the Time of Saviors" by Kawai Strong Washburn

  • "Missionaries" by Phil Klay

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