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Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Michelle Obama requests some holiday music and Adele and Stevie

For his appearance at a holiday party at the White House next week, pianist David Osborne got a request list from Michelle Obama.

The First Lady wants to hear some Christmas music like “The Christmas Song” and “Sleigh Ride,” Osborne told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha (L) and Malia pose with children, dressed as elves, at the "Christmas in Washington" celebration at the National Building Museum on Sunday. (YURI GRIPAS - REUTERS)

But she also wants Adele’s 2011 hit “Someone Like You,” and Stevie Wonder’s classic ballads “Overjoyed” and “Ribbon in the Sky.” Showing her tastes are varied, Obama also listed the much-loved Johann Pachelbel’s “Canon in D.”

Osborne, long a favorite of White House residents, makes his musical home at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. In the video above, he plays “Imagine,” a favorite of Jimmy Carter.

This year he’s at the White House Dec. 21, just days before Christmas.

In the past, he told the paper, Laura Bush and Rosalyn Carter requested “Little Town of Bethelem” and Hillary Clinton “Carol of the Bells.”

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