Sure, Joe Biden’s summer playlist — which he created with his wife, Jill — might not be as seductive and sexy as Barack Obama’s. But let’s say you’re at a late-summer barbecue, drinking some cold brewskies and eating some charred hot dogs throughout the day, when all of a sudden Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” — er, sorry, Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” — comes on, quickly followed by Bruce Springsteen’s “We Take Care of Our Own” and the Beatles’ “Come Together.” You groove; you shimmy a little; you toast the crowd with your cold one. And as the eclectic mix continues, with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Al Green, and Adele popping up, you think to yourself, You know what? This is some very enjoyable easy-listening summertime music. Because it really is! Listen to the Bidens’ thoughtfully curated full playlist below.
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