With all that's going on in politics nowadays, it's easy to forget that presidents, kings, queens, prime ministers and other authority are people too. It's kind of hard to imagine a president rocking out to some tune before his bedroom mirror after a long day of work. But some of them do.
One of the most scandalous presidents likes to talk about the music he listens to.
He claims to be a fan of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Elton John, Eminem and … Toots & The Maytals. The president says that listening to music helps him to relax.
The 44th president of the U.S. is known to love Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. But his favorite song is a hit from an American hip-hop band from the 90s that broke up too soon: “Ready or Not' by The Fugees.
The president of the Russian Federation, recently admitted that he listens to music every day. He seems more conservative with his tastes. His go-to playlists contain Sergei Rachmaninoff, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Peter Tchaikovsky. Also he admits to be a loyal fan of Russian rock group Lyube. Lyube is a pompous mixture of such genres as Russian folk music, rock, Russian chanson, and Soviet military songs.
Former Russian president shares the current president's love for rock music. But he is more into to the world classics, especially Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.
The current President of the French Republic (for the next week at least) during the election campaign admitted that he enjoys Anglo-Saxon music. He is a loyal fan of the young British singer Adele. «Rolling in the Deep» is his all-time favorite jam. Hollande also admires his compatriot, the French rocker and former lead singer of "Telephone" Jean-Louis Aubert.
German Chancellor shared that currently, her favorite band is Karat from East Germany. She also enjoys listening to Wagner, Gustav Mahler, and The Beatles.
Prime Minister of UK ’s tastes are quite predictable. She likes Elgar, ABBA and Frankie Vallie.
But the previous Prime Minister David Cameron was down with the kids. He enjoyed The Killers, The Smiths, Blur, Radiohead, Bob Dylan and The Ramones. His predecessor Gordon Brown despite his age also had quite a relevant playlist. He enjoyed Arctic Monkeys and Coldplay. Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II, on the other hand, is more old-fashioned and prefers Gary Barlow, Vera Lynn, Dolores Gray and Bill Johnson.
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