Just hours ago US President Barack Obama touched down in Australia on his first tour of the country in his role as the American head of state. Many see the President as one of the coolest in years, and in interview after interview the former-senator has given us a lot of insight into his love of music.

In fact, when Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard visited the White House she brought with her an iPod full of Aussie music as a gift to the first family. Now, given the President’s special whirlwind visit we thought we’d take a look at his top 10 favourite songs, as picked by the man himself. Enjoy

Just hours ago US President Barack Obama touched down in Australia on his first tour of the country in his role as the American head of state. Many see the President as one of the coolest in years, and in interview after interview the former-senator has given us a lot of insight into his love of music. In fact, when Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard visited the White House she brought with her an iPod full of Aussie music as a gift to the first family. Now, given the President's special whirlwind visit we thought we'd take a look at his top 10 favourite songs, as picked by the man himself. Enjoy.
10. 'Yes We Can' Will.i.am
9. 'City of Blinding Lights' U2
8. 'Think' Aretha Franklin
7. 'You'd Be So Easy to Love' Frank Sinatra
6. 'Touch The Sky' Kanye West
5. 'Sinnerman' Nina Simone
4. 'Gimme Shelter' Rolling Stones
3. 'I'm On Fire' Bruce Springsteen
2. 'What's Going On' Marvin Gaye
1. 'Ready Or Not' The Fugees

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