Containing the trend of recent music-themed Barack Obama news stories (you saw that Al Green video, right) - the US president has unveiled a Spotify playlist of tracks to soundtrack his forthcoming presidential campaign.

No surprises that Al Green made the list, but Ricky Martin? Anyway. Have a listen to the playlist here.

We give it a 4.5/10.

Tracklisting

  • ‘Different People’ – No Doubt
  • ‘Got to Get You Into My Life’ – Earth, Wind & Fire
  • ‘Green Onions’ – Booker T & The MG’s
  • ‘I Got You’ – Wilco
  • ‘Keep on Pushing’ – The Impressions
  • ‘Keep Reachin’ Up’ – Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators'
  • Love You I Do?’ – Jennifer Hudson
  • ‘No Nostalgia’ – AgesAndAges
  • ‘Raise Up’ – Ledisi
  • ‘Stand Up’ – Sugarland
  • ‘This’ – Darius Rucker
  • ‘We Used To Wait’ – Arcade Fire
  • ‘You’ve Got the Love’ – Florence and the Machine
  • ‘Your Smiling Face’ – James Taylor
  • ‘Roll with the Changes’ - REO Speedwagon
  • ‘Everyday America’ – Sugarland
  • ‘Learn to Live’ – Darius Rucker
  • ‘Let’s Stay Together’ – Al Green
  • ‘Mr. Blue Sky’ – Electric Light Orchestra
  • ‘My Town’ – Montgomery Gentry
  • ‘The Best Thing about Me Is You’ – Ricky Martin, featuring Joss Stone
  • ‘You are the Best Thing’ – Ray Lamontagne
  • ‘Keep Marchin’‘ – Raphael Saadiq
  • ‘Tonight’s The Kind of Night’ – Noah and the Whale
  • ‘We Take Care of Our Own’ – Bruce Springsteen
  • ‘Keep Me In Mind’ – Zac Brown Band
  • ‘The Weight’ – Aretha Franklin
  • ‘Even Better Than The Real Thing’ – U2
  • ‘Home’ – Dierks Bentley