December is a time for various publications to roll out their “Best of…” lists and reflect on what was big throughout the year. President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama spoke to People to talk about some of their personal pop culture favorites in 2015 for a special campaign edition of the mag.
Mr. Obama noted that his favorite song was Kendrick Lamar’s “How Much A Dollar Cost?”, his favorite movie was The Martian, his favorite TV show was Cinemax’s The Knick and his favorite book was Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff, “a novel that explores the key to a great marriage from two different perspectives,” the article reads.
Mrs. Obama, who is not shy about her love of pop culture staples such as Empire, revealed that Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ hit “Uptown Funk” was in heavy rotation for her in 2015. She also said the animated film Inside Out was her favorite film, Black-ish was her favorite show and Elizabeth Alexander’s memoir, The Light of the World, was her favorite read.
They also shared their favorite personal moments that they’ve experienced this year. Barack said that seeing thousands of people outside of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue after the announcement of same-sex marriage being deemed constitutional was something he never thought could happen, while Michelle said spending time with young people in different parts of the world was special to her.
“I once spent some time with girls at a school in Cambodia, and one of them read me a poem she had written about Let Girls Learn, our initiative to help girls worldwide go to school,” she recalled. “It was beautiful – I was trying so hard not to cry!”
If there was any more proof needed to show why these two are the coolest couple to step into The White House, this definitely helps the argument.