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Megan Thee Stallion reacts to featuring on Obama’s 2020 favourites list

Phoebe Bridgers, Jhené Aiko, Dua Lipa, and Travis Scott were also among the top picks from the former president

2020 has brought its fair share of trauma and uncertainty, but there’s one thing we can always rely on, year after year: Barack Obama’s “Songs of the Year” playlist. As per usual, this year’s list features a fairly varied selection, including tracks by Megan Thee Stallion, Phoebe Bridgers, and Bob Dylan.

Dua Lipa, Jhené Aiko, Travis Scott, J Hus, Wizkid, Mac Miller, Waxahatchee, and more were also namechecked in the 2020 review.

A stamp of approval from a former president is probably considered a pretty good indicator that you’ve blown up over the last year, and accordingly Megan The Stallion responded to Obama’s list on Twitter, writing: “Real Presidential sh**!” 

The rapper was specifically recognised for her “Savage” remix, featuring Beyoncé, while Phoebe Bridgers’ “Kyoto” was singled out as a presidential favourite. Proving Obama’s good taste, “Savage” was also one of Dazed’s favourite tracks of 2020, while Bridgers discussed her “Kyoto”-featuring album, Punisher, in a recent interview.

That only leaves one question: where, exactly, is Cardi B’s pandemic masterpiece, “WAP”?