Get up and dance? Prince Charl

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Get up and dance? Prince Charles shares his party playlist

From The Three Degrees’ ‘Givin’ Up, Givin’ In’ to Edith Piaf’s ‘La Vie En Rose’, here’s Prince Charles’s Spotify party playlist.

Get up and dance? Prince Charl

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Prince Charles recently revealed his party playlist — with songs that the royal says gave him “long ago, an irresistible urge to get up and dance”.

Prince Charles’s party playlist

The Prince of Wales shared his playlist as part of an hour-long show on hospital radio to thank healthcare staff and volunteers for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the PA news agency.

According to CNN, The Three Degrees, Diana Ross and Edith Piaf all made the cut as part of the prince’s list.

Music & Memories With HRH The Prince Of Wales

Speaking on the show, which is called Music & Memories With HRH The Prince Of Wales, the heir to the British throne spoke of how he has been “profoundly impressed by the dedication shown by our wonderful NHS [National Health Service] staff and volunteers right across the country.” He thanked them for their “sheer resilience and indomitable spirit” in “this most testing of times.”

Charles discussed some of his favourite songs from throughout his life, including Givin’ Up, Givin’ In, which The Three Degrees performed at his 30th birthday, and which “long ago, used to provide me with an irresistible urge to get up and dance”.

The test of time

“When thinking of how to begin this programme, I could think of no better group than The Three Degrees whose music I much admired in my younger days and who were kind enough to perform at my 30th birthday celebrations,” he explained.

“Rather more recently, they also very kindly recorded a message for my 70th birthday, which, I would have to say, is an example of a friendship which has stood the test of time.”

The list further includes:

  • Don’t Rain On My Parade – Barbra 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

As well as being broadcast across 180 member stations of the Hospital Broadcasting Association (HBA), a Spotify playlist featuring the full list of tracks was shared by Clarence House on social media.