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These Are the Queen's Top 10 Favorite Songs

And no, "Dancing Queen" didn't make the list.
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Ever wondered what Queen Elizabeth II has on her Spotify playlist? We haven't because she revealed her 10 favorite songs last year, but it seems that some others have.

Quite a lot of media today have been reporting that The Queen's favorite song is Dancing Queen based on some quotes from Chris Evans. But those quotes are extremely old, and what's even more puzzling is The Queen actually revealed her top 10 songs just last year. And Dancing Queen is nowhere to be seen.

Still wondering about Her Majesty's Top 10? Wonder no more, as the British monarch compiled the list for BBC radio show Our Queen: 90 Musical Years that aired on BBC Radio 2 on June 12, 2016. Here, there's even a highlights page on the BBC, with no mention of Abba there, too.

Take That star and former X Factor judge Gary Barlow is the only contemporary artist on the actual playlist, while the remainder is made up of classical singers, musical numbers, and religious hymns.

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However, Barlow hasn't made the Top 10 with a Take That classic, but rather his Commonwealth anthem 'Sing', which was co-written with Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Oh, and her grandson Prince Harry also plays tambourine on the UK chart-topper, which was released to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

"The Queen loves the theater and musicals like Showboat, Oklahoma! and Annie Get Your Gun," her cousin, Lady Elizabeth Anson, told Radio 2.

"These were the tunes that remained in one's head and were very danceable to. The Queen is a fantastic dancer. She's got great rhythm."

The Queen's Top 10 favorite songs are as follows:

  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 featuring 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" (hymn)
  8. "The Lord is My Shepherd" (hymn)
  9. Lester Lanin Medley
  10. Regimental March Milanollo

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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