Barack Obama Could Be Getting A Job At Spotify As 'President of Playlists'

The leader of the Free World is considering his next position and admitted he wouldn't mind spinning the decks to earn a living

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In 11 days, we will bid farewell to Barack Obama as President of the US, following an eight-year term that has seen him transform the healthcare system and international relations and break down the divide between the political elite and the public.

Instead, we'll be welcoming in that other guy to the Oval Office who looks like he's bathed in Orangina.

Times, they are a changin'.

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And while we're not exactly worried about Obama's post-presidential career, we do have concerns he might fall into bad habits of many retirees who end up watching Homes Under The Hammer, spend days on the golf course and take cruises around the Mediterranean wearing socks and sandals.

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Thankfully, POTUS is on-hand to reassure us that he hasn't got plans to hang up his suit for good just yet as, according to to podcast host and writer Natalia Brzezinski, Obama is waiting for his call any day now to join Spotify.

Yes, that digital music service that urges you to go Premium after every god damn song.

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Following a meeting with Obama last week, Brzezinski and her husband – former Swedish ambassador Mark Brzezinski – were chatting with the outgoing President and reportedly joked to the couple: 'I'm still waiting for my job at Spotify…'cause I know y'all loved my playlist.'

Now, that is true.

Cast your mind back to 2015 when the father-of-two curated his own summer playlist for supporters/fans/followers that included tunes from the likes of The Temptations, Bob Dylan, Coldplay and Lianne La Havas.

Then, last summer, he released yet another playlist, revealing to his Twitter followings that he had 'been waiting to drop this'. Tunes included those from Janelle Monáe, Aretha Franklin and Jay Z feat. Pharrell.

Suffice to say, the man has taste.

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So, news of Obama's ambition to work for Spotify isn't entirely surprising, especially given that he had Beyoncé and Aretha Franklin perform at his inauguration and has been spotted on multiple occasions busting a move.

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And, fortunately for the politician, Spotify would love to take him onboard and are even offering up a position tailor-made for his skills and experience.

Its professional title? President of Playlists.

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Yesterday, Daniel Ek, CEO of the music service, took to Twitter to send Barack the job specifications.

Responsibilities include providing 'world-class leadership to our playlist editors' and curating new playlist ideas, 'from a playlist for shooting hoops with your friends, to the perfect warm up playlist for addressing the nation about health care legislation that bears your name'.

Luckily for POTUS, he has the 'eight years experience running a highly-regarded nation' required for all applicants, had Kendrick Lamar play at his birthday and has been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.

We have a feeling Obama might at least make the interview round.

Here's a list of songs we think would make the President of Playlist's first tracklist:

Drake - 'Started From The Bottom'

Christina Aguilera - 'Can't Hold Us Down'

Migos - 'Bad and Boujee' ft Lil Uzi Vert

Beyoncé - 'Run the World (Girls)'

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Snoop Dogg - 'Drop It Like It's Hot' ft. Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams - 'Happy'

Destiny's Child - 'Independent Women'

John Legend - 'Ordinary People'

Kendrick Lamar - 'King Kunta'

Aretha Franklin - 'Respect'

Rihanna - 'Work'

Randy Newman – 'You've Got A Friend in Me'

Stevie Wonder - 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours'

Crowded House - 'Don't Dream It's Over'

The Beatles - 'Let It Be'

The Sugar Hill Gang - 'Rapper's Delight'

Michael Jackson - 'Man In The Mirror'

ABBA – 'I Have A Dream'

George Michael - 'Freedom'

Ricky Martin - 'Livin' La Vida Loca'

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