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    Michelle Obama made a playlist for Valentine’s Day, and most of it is pretty good

    Former president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.
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    Former president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

    Staying simple, sweet, and a little sultry, Michelle Obama gifted her husband what many herald as a classic Valentine’s Day gift: a mixtape.

    On Wednesday morning, the former first lady tweeted out a Spotify playlist to her special someone. “To celebrate the occasion, I’m dedicating a little Valentine’s Day playlist to you,” she wrote, to her “one and only,” former president Barack Obama.

    She includes classics like “Just the Way You Are” by Billy Joel and “Something In The Way She Moves” by James Taylor, as well as newer favorites like “All of Me” by John Legend and “Love,” featuring Zacari, by Kendrick Lamar.


    The mix features 44 songs in total, a clever move by the former first lady, considering that her husband was the 44th president.

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    Also featured: “At Last” by Etta James, “I Found You” by Alabama Shakes, “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” by Barry White, “Until the End of Time” by Justin Timberlake and Beyonce, “Maggie May” by Rod Stewart, “You and I” by Stevie Wonder, “We Found Love” by Rihanna and Calvin Harris, “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine,” “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran, and “Endless Love” by Diana Ross, among others.

    Even Coldplay makes an appearance, with the song “Fix You.”

    Barack Obama responded with a picture of the couple, posting that his wife makes “every day and every place better.”

    Listen to the playlist here:

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