One Irish musician made Barack Obama's Favourite Songs of 2018 list 2 years ago

One Irish musician made Barack Obama's Favourite Songs of 2018 list

We said it before, we'll say it again. The guy has good taste!

Beyonce. Jay-Z. Janelle Monae. Kendrick Lamar. Cardi B... and Hozier.


Yep, Wicklow-born singer/songwriter Hozier made former President Barack Obama's best songs of 2018 list, with his soulful track 'Nina Cries Power' featuring Mavis Staples.

If you haven't heard it yet, we fully recommend you check it out now:

Clip via Hozier

The singer has made headlines recently himself, as he released a cover of a Van Morrison song purely because Blindboy dreamt about it once, which you can listen to right here.

If you're interested in more of Obama's favourite things from the last year, this is how he puts it himself on his Instagram post:

"As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I found most thought-provoking, inspiring, or just plain loved.


"It also gives me a chance to highlight talented authors, artists, and storytellers – some who are household names and others who you may not have heard of before. Swipe through to see my best of 2018 list – I hope you enjoy reading, watching, and listening."

In case you're wondering, Obama's favourite movies for 2018 were as follows: Annihilation, Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Blindspotting, Burning, The Death of Stalin, Eighth Grade, If Beale Street Could Talk, Leave No Trace, Minding the Gap, The Rider, Roma, Shoplifters, Support the Girls, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Meanwhile, JOE have put together not one but TWO Best Movies of 2018 lists (here and here), plus we've got our Best Songs Of 2018 (here) and Best Albums of 2018 (here).