September 28th, 2010
02:07 PM ET
4 years ago

Presidential iTunes

(CNN) - America can rest easy. At long last, we finally know what's on the presidential iPod.

"My iPod now has about 2,000 songs, and it is a source of great pleasure to me," Obama told Rolling Stone Magazine in a newly-released interview. "I am probably still more heavily weighted toward the music of my childhood than I am the new stuff."


Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and Miles Davis made the cut. So did John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Nas and Little Wayne.

Obama credited his aide, Reggie Love, with "expanding my rap palate," and said daughters Sasha and Malia are also an influence.

"Music is still a great source of joy and occasional solace in the midst of what can be some difficult days," he said.


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  1. stufit

    Very soon the people of America will make sure he has lots of time to listen to his I-Pod. I can't afford one, have to work to pay taxes so Obamas people, the non working, dope smoking Oprah watchers can enjoy their I-Pods that were paid for with entitlement money.

    September 28, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  2. 2bnfl

    The question is – did he pay for all 2000 songs or does he own the CD? I suspect the answer is no – so the Prez is pirating music! That is great.

    September 28, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  3. Eric

    I'd bet the most played track on his iPod is "Taxman."

    September 28, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  4. Austin

    "Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and Miles Davis made the cut. So did John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Nas and Little Wayne."

    Just how many Miles Davises are there?

    September 28, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  5. Fair is Fair

    Now here's some hard-hitting journalism.

    September 28, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  6. Snow

    WHO CARES. I wonder if he is still giving them away with his speeches loaded on them like someone would want them.

    September 28, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |