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The Queen’s 10 favourite songs revealed

You know you’ve made a hit record when Her Majesty approves!

The notoriously private Queen Elizabeth II has given us a fascinating insight into her life by revealing her top 10 favourite songs of all time.

Compiling a list for upcoming BBC radio show Our Queen: 90 Musical Years, Hymns, show tunes and tracks by Gary Barlow and Vera Lynn make the cut.

While Gary Barlow may be the only contempory artist to make the list, it’s not any of his Take That hits that feature – instead the Queen has chosen his Commonwealth anthem ‘Sing’, which was co-written with Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and happens to feature her grandson, prince Harry playing tambourine!

‘The Queen loves the theatre and musicals like Showboat, Oklahoma! and Annie Get Your Gun,’ her cousin, Lady Elizabeth Anson, told BBC 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 10 favourite pieces of music:

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

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