Queen Elizabeth’s favourite song befits her royal status

By @chelean on
Britain's Queen Elizabeth smiles during a visit to Canada House to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation, in central London, Britain July 19, 2017.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth smiles during a visit to Canada House to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation, in central London, Britain July 19, 2017. Reuters/Stefan Rousseau/Pool

Queen Elizabeth’s favourite song is truly fitting for a queen. The British monarch has reportedly revealed the song that gets her groove going on.

According to TV and radio British presenter Chris Evans, the Queen had revealed to her dinner guests at the Windsor Castle the one song that befittingly described herself. Evans’ friend was apparently one of the hundreds of guests at the occasion, and so the friend heard what the monarch said.

After the dinner and speeches, the dance floor opened and disco music was played. The music was “proper disco with proper music, proper disco music,” which what the Queen apparently wanted.

Evans, who narrated the “true story” on “The Monsters and the Critics” (via this blog), said the Queen did not only stick around, she also joined the dancing when she heard Abba’s “Dancing Queen” being played.

“My goodness me, there is the Dancing Queen,” she apparently said. She added, “I always try to dance when this song comes on because I am the queen and I like to dance.”

The song was not included in the Queen’s top 10 favourite songs that were revealed last year. In the BBC documentary “Our Queen: 90 Musical Years,” presenter Eve Pollard described the Queen’s music taste as “mainstream, no airs and graces.”

Queen Elizabeth’s relatives and friends said that she has a lovely voice and “enjoys a rousing sing-song,” Pollard told Radio Times. “We did a lot of singing at Kensington Palace,” her cousin Lady Elizabeth Anson said. “Nobody thought it was odd after dinner if we put on a record and all sang ‘Doing the Lambeth Walk,’ so music has always been part of her life.”

Here are Queen Elizabeth’s playlist:

  1. “Oklahoma!” by Howard Keel
  2. “Anything You Can Do (Annie Get Your Gun)” by Dolores Gray and Bill Johnson
  3. “Sing” by Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Band feat the Military Wives
  4. “Cheek to Cheek” by Fred Astaire
  5. “The White Cliffs of Dover” by Vera Lynn
  6. “Leaning on a Lamp-post” by George Formby
  7. “Praise My Soul, The King of Heaven” (traditional hymn)
  8. “The Lord is my Shepherd” (traditional hymn)
  9. Lester Lanin medley
  10. Regimental March Milanollo