Barack Obama Releases His Lists Of 2020 Favorite TV Shows, Movies & Music
It’s that time of year again, time to learn Barack Obama’s favorite things to come out of 2020!
Every year the 44th president releases four lists of his favorite movies, books, music and tv shows of the past year. This year he announced the lists on Instagram.
“As 2020 comes to a close, I wanted to share my annual lists of favorites,” he wrote. “I’ll start by sharing my favorite books of this year, deliberately omitting what I think is a pretty good book- A Promise Land– by a certain 44th president. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did.”
Obama’s Favorite Books are: 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 King by James McBride, The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villvicencio, 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 and Missionaries by Phil Klay.
“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,” the former president wrote.
Obama’s favorite movies are: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Beanpole, Bacurau, Nomadland, Soul, Lovers Rock, Collective, Mank, Martin Eden, Let Him Go, Time, Boys State, Selah and the Spades and Crip Camp.
His favorite TV shows of 2020 are: Better Call Saul, The Queen’s Gambit, I May Destroy You, The Boys, The Good Lord Bird, Devs, The Last Dance, Mrs. America, The Good Place and City So Real.
“Here are some of my favorite songs of the year,” he wrote in a third post. “As usual, I had some valuable consultation from our music guru, Sasha, to put this together. I hope you find a new song or two to listen to.”
Obama’s favorite songs of the year are: Savage Remix by Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyonce, Love is the King by Jeff Tweedy, Franchise but Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A., Nada by Lido Pimienta ft. Li Samuet, Can’t Do Much by Waxahatchee, The Bigger Picture by Lil Baby, Ghosts by Bruce Springsteen, Levitating by Dua Lipa ft. DaBaby, The Climb Back by J. Cole, Repeat by J His ft. Koffee, Damage by H.E.R., Goodbye Jimmy Reed by Bob Dylan, Summer 2020 by Jhene Aiko, Brave by Ruston Kelly, Uwrongo (Edit) by Prince Kaybee, Shimza, Black Motion & Ami Faku, Better Distractions by Faye Webster, Lemonade by Internet Money ft. Don Toliver, Gunna, & NAV, Blue World by Mac Miller, Cut Em In by Anderson Paak ft. Rick Ross, Starting Over by Chris Stapleton, Mecca by Spillage Village, JID & EARTHGANG, La Dificil by Bad Bunny, Essence by WizKid ft. Tems, All My Girls Like To Fight by Hope Tala, Kyoto by Pheobe Bridgers, Sun Came Out by Gunna, Remember Where You Are by Jessie Ware, 4 My Ppl by Goodie Mob, Distance by Yebba and One Life, Might Live by Little Simz.
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