Prince Charles shares his favourite songs of all time

Prince Charles shares his favourite songs of all time

Prince Charles has given royal fans a glimpse into his musical taste, leaving many surprised with his wide range of favourites.

The senior royal partook in a special pre-recorded broadcast titled "Music & Memories" for the Hospital Broadcasting Association, to thank the hospital radio for their “invaluable service… right across the country."

The Prince of Wales said during the hour-long programme that the radio has had "immeasurable value in connecting people, in providing comfort and companionship and in raising people's spirits when that is needed."

The 72-year-old went on to say he's been "profoundly impressed" throughout the past "extraordinary year" by the "dedication shown by our wonderful NHS staff and volunteers right across the country."

"I have found myself marvelling time and time again at the sheer resilience and indomitable spirit shown by everyone as we have faced the challenge of these most testing times," he went on to add.

Prince Charles' included a personal selection of his favourite songs, and along with it, an anecdote describing the song’s relevance to his life.

He noted that the track 'Givin' Up, Givin' In’, was performed "long ago," at the royal's 30th birthday.

Charles says the song, "used to provide me with an irresistible urge to get up and dance."

The public has responded to the Prince of Wales’ song list, with many being blown away by the royal’s choices.

The full list, which will be available to look at through the Clarence House social media channels includes:

  • Givin' Up, Givin' In - The Three Degrees
  • Don't Rain On My Parade - Barbara Streisand
  • La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
  • Upside Down - Diana Ross
  • The Voice - Eimear Quinn
  • The Click Song - Miriam Makeba
  • You're A Lady - Peter Skellern
  • La Mer - Charles Trenet
  • Bennachie - Old Blind Dogs
  • Lulu's Back In Town - Dick Powell
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me - Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
  • Tros Y Garreg/Crossing the Stone - Catrin Finch
  • Tydi a Roddaist - Bryn Terfel

The special radio programme was aired across 180 stations linked to the Hospital Broadcasting Association on the eve of the NHS' birthday.

The NHS is celebrating 73 years of operation, after first launching on July 5th, 1948.

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