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Obama's memoir playlist is so boring that people are spicing it up for him

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Obama’s got a new memoir out today called A Promised Land, and in keeping with pretty much every major event (and seasonal change) of his modern political career, he’s also released a Spotify playlist to soundtrack it. Unfortunately, the mixtape—featuring the likes of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” Brooks & Dunn’s “Only in America,” and U2's “Beautiful Day”—is ringing hollow with most everybody online.

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Thankfully, and perhaps inspired by Obama’s legacy, people are organizing their online communities in a grassroots campaign to make their voices heard—to let the world know in a loud, clear, unified voice: This playlist is for absolute chumps.

Below, find a sampling of the Obama playlists people are willing into existence:

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No word from Obama’s PR team if he’ll be taking requests for his next installment of focus group-tested background music, but if so, perhaps he’ll live up to his word and heed the people’s calling:

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Andrew Paul is a contributing writer with work recently featured by NBC Think, GQ, Slate, Rolling Stone, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. He writes the newsletter, (((Echo Chamber))).

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