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14th Aug 2015

He’s got the love: Barack Obama is a big Florence + The Machine fan

Tom Victor

Barack Obama has lifted the lid on some of his favourite music, and there are a few surprises.

The US President has unveiled details of his two holiday playlists – and British bands feature highly.

Florence + The Machine’s ‘Shake it Out’ is one of the songs enjoyed by the Obamas during those family barbecues, along with Coldplay hit Paradise and Rolling Stones classic Gimme Shelter.

Of course there is also plenty of American representation, with artists including Beyonce, Lauryn Hill and Bob Dylan all getting a nod.

All in all we think he’s got pretty good taste…