If the smell of candy and dinner reservations in the air hasn't tipped you off, it's Valentine's Day. While some claim the holiday is "a scam invented by Goodyear to sell all the heart-shaped tires their factory made by mistake," for many of us, it's a celebration of the love in our lives and all the relationship we've had and have still to come.
Like much of America, our relationship goals at Go 95.3 are set by the former First Couple of President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama. Given how musically inclined the two have always been, Michelle's gift for her beloved Beau-rack is quite the impressive playlist, which has now been made public.
Although the playlists leads with soul classics by Etta James and Barry White, the real thrill still comes from knowing what a big factor hip-hop plays in the Obamas' lives. The 44-track playlist features "Halo" by Beyoncé, "Primetime" by Janelle Monaé and Miguel, "We Found Love" by Rihanna and Calvin Harris, "Marry You" by Bruno Mars and "Bambi" by Jidenna.
Of course, the list also features tracks by a few MCs who were frequent White House guests under the Obama Administration. Chance the Rapper appears on Francis and the Light's remix of "May I Have This Dance," Common and Mary J. Blige supply their duet "Come Close" and Kendrick Lamar pops in on the Zacari-assisted "LOVE." The whole playlist, and your ticket to a smoother Valentine's Day, can be heard below.