President Obama Reveals His (Inevitably Incredible) Workout Playlist

Here's the music that gets POTUS moving

As well as being the coolest leader of the free world, Barack Obama has confirmed he is also a master of the mixtape.

Two months after he shared his summer soundtrack, the US President has revealed his workout playlist in Wired magazine's November issue.

Like any good compilation, it features a varied mix of pop, rock and hip-hop, and while a few of his song choices are a little unexpected (who knew POTUS was a fan of electropop?), this broad but upbeat selection could serve as great motivation to get on the treadmill.

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Obama's list starts with the crowd-pleasing anthem 'Let's Get It Started' by The Black Eyed Peas, before moving on to Nina Simone's 'Sinnerman,' a song which also featured on his "daytime" playlist in August.  

Of course, Jay-Z had to be included somewhere. Obama's love of hip-hop and his bromance with the rapper has been well documented throughout his presidency, so he picked 'Off That' featuring Drake, which follows a Beyoncé hit from 2006,  'Get Me Bodied.' 

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The more surprising choices are 'Emergency' by Swedish duo Icona Pop and 'Perro Loco' by New York-based Brazilian group Forro in the Dark, but as Obama's chief digital officer Jason Goldman has suggested, perhaps these songs are meant to reflect the president's "diverse" taste.

In an interview with Pitchfork at the South by South Lawn festival, Goldman said, "I swear it is him who makes the playlists. He has personally selected all of those songs and writes them out by hand. He really loves a diverse range of music."

Feeling inspired to workout? Listen to Obama's exercise tunes on Spotify below...