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Barack and Michelle Obama pick their faves in music, TV and film

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Who made the President and first lady’s list for best in music, movies and TV for 2015?

Have you ever wondered who was blasting in President Obama’s Ipod when he is on the treadmill, or what movie Michelle Obama wanted to see on date night with her hubby?

Our fabulous POTUS and FLOTUS sat down with People Magazine last week for the 2015 Campaign edition of the magazine. In addition to the political questions, People switched it up and asked the loving couple about their top picks for film, music and television over the past year. You may be surprised at who made the official presidential list.

Favorite Movie

President Barack Obama – The Martian starring Matt Damon

Michelle Obama – Disney’s Inside Out

Favorite Song

President Barack Obama – “How Much a Dollar Cost” Kendrick Lamar

Michelle Obama- “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars / Mark Ronson

Favorite TV Show

President Barack Obama – “The Knick” starring Clive Owen (Cinemax)

Michelle Obama – “Black-ish” starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross (ABC)

Favorite Books

President Barack Obama- Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Michelle Obama – The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander

Favorite Moment

President Barack Obama listed his guest appearance on NBC’s “Running Wild” as one of his favorite moments. In his cameo, the President got down and dirty hiking through the wilderness with British nature guy Bear Grylls.

Michelle Obama said her favorite moment of 2015 was spending time with young girls at a school in Cambodia earlier in the year. She mentioned being touched specifically by one girl’s poem entitled “Let Girls Learn.”

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