Michelle Obama made Barack’s Valentine’s present this year

And it’s perfect.

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And it’s perfect.

Whether you’re married or in a casual relationship, Valentine’s gift shopping is an absolute minefield.

Should you go down the sentimental gift route, or prioritise the price tag? Is it better to take a risk or opt for something fail safe? And what on earth do you get the person who has everything?

No one knows this better than former First Lady Michelle Obama, who has to present hunt for Barack Obama every year. And we’re assuming that unless she managed to get him a resignation letter from Donald Trump, Barack probably already has everything he needs.

That’s why Michelle went down the sentimental route this year, making her husband of 25 years a playlist entitled ‘Forever Mine’ featuring 44 songs - perhaps a reference to his former position as 44th President of the United States.

‘Happy #ValentinesDay to my one and only, Barack Obama,' Michelle posted to social media. 'To celebrate the occasion, I’m dedicating a little Valentine’s Day playlist to you!’

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But what was on the playlist?

1. Forever Mine Andra Day

2. Stand By Me Ben E. King

3. At Last Etta James

4. I Found You Alabama Shakes

5. Coming Home Leon Bridges

6. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe Barry White

7. When Somebody Loves You Back Teddy Pendergrass

8. The Point Of It All Anthony Hamilton

9. Endless Love Diana Ross

10. Keep You In Mind Guordan Banks

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11. Always and Forever Heatwave

12. If This World Were Mine Luther Vandross, Cheryl Lymm

13. Halo Beyonce

14. Fallin’ Alicia Keys

15. Lose Control Ledisi

16. Primetime (feat. Miguel) Janelle Monae, Miguel

17. Get You (feat. Kali Uchis) Daniel Caesar, Kali Uchis

18. Until The End Of Time Justin Timberlake, Beyonce

19. Moondance Van Morrison

20. Maggie May Rod Stewart

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21. It’s Your Love Tim McGraw, Faith Hill

22. Every Kind Of Way H.E.R.

23. Caught up In The Rapture Anita Baker

24. Marry You Bruno Mars

25. We Found Love Rihanna, Calvin Harris

26. How Deep Is Your Love Calvin Harris, Disciples

27. Time After Time Cyndi Lauper

28. I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston

29. Always Be My Baby Mariah Carey

30. I Just Can’t Stop Loving You Michael Jackson, Siedah Garrett

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31. Make You Feel My Love Adele

32. You And I Stevie Wonder

33. Something In The Way She Moves James Taylor

34. Your Song Elton John

35. Bambi Jidenna

36. Shape of You Ed Sheehan

37. Just The Way You Are Billy Joel

38. Fix You Coldplay

39. Come Close Common, Mary J. Blige

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40. May I Have This Dance (Remix) [feat. Chance the Rapper] Francis and the Lights, Chance The Rapper

41. LOVE. FEAT. ZACARI. Kendrick Lamar, Zacari

42. Dog Days Are Over Florence + The Machine

43. Bleeding Love Leona Lewis

44. All of Me John Legend

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Barack also took to his social media to celebrate the day, posting a photo of the two of them to his 16 million followers, with the caption ‘Happy Valentine’s Day, Michelle Obama. You make every day and every place better’.

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Jenny Proudfoot
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