President Obama Picks His Favorite Song, Book, and Movie for the Year

By Meghna Subhedhar | 1 year ago
President Obama Picks His Favorite Song, Book, and Movie for the Year
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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama chose their favorite films, music, and books for the past year.

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President Barack Obama gave a nod to Kendrick Lamar’s “How Much A Dollar Cost” for his favorite song of the year. Lamar’s song is a poignant comment on the problems of poverty and callousness rampant in the society. The song tells a really good story from the viewpoint of a beggar and a man being touched for money.

The emotions inherent to the transaction are explored in depth and Lamar makes a very important comment on a sensitive issue. Kudos to Lamar for penning something so deeply thoughtful. President Obama picked a real gem of a song.

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The President’s favorite book for the year is “Fates and Furies,” a novel about a marriage by Lauren Groff. The book is a luscious simile-heavy prose about the loves and lives of two people in love. It dwells over emotions and what it means to fall in love. It should be a must read for anybody who wants to explore relationships and people’s minds.

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The President also chose the movie, “The Martian,” for his favorite movie. The movie stars Matt Damon and is already a big hit in the United States and overseas. The movie tells the story of one astronaut trying to meet the challenges of living on Mars until a ship arrives to rescue him and take him to Earth again.

Yahoo news reports that the First Lady, Michelle Obama picked her own favorites too. She picked Bruno Mars’ toe-tapping “Uptown funk” for her favorite song and named “Light of the World” by Elizabeth Alexander for her favorite book. Incidentally, Alexander is a family friend to Obamas. Her favorite movie was “Inside Out.” The film is also a big hit in the United States.

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