We all have an air that makes us want to boogie, and the Prince of Wales is no different it seems.
Prince Charles, 72, shared the songs that always put him in the mood for dancing during an interview with the Hospital Broadcasting Association – HBA – ahead of the NHS ’73rd birthday.
The future king revealed that Barbra Streisand’s Don’t Rain On My Parade was one of his all-time favorite songs, and recalled the “special reunion” he had with the actress and singer while ‘he was only 26 years old.
He said he was fascinated by Barbra’s “dazzling” talent during her performance at Culver City in 1974.
“I have always been a great admirer of the incredibly versatile American actress and singer Barbra Streisand,” said Charles.
It was the start of a friendship for the star and heir, with Streisand, now 79, singing at Wembley in 1994 for his Prince’s Trust charity.
A young Prince Charles, 26, meets singer and actress Barbra Streisand in Culver City, Calif. In 1974
Prince Charles, 72, shared the songs that always put him in the mood for dancing during an interview with the Hospital Broadcasting Association – HBA – ahead of the NHS 73rd birthday (pictured dancing in the plaza Zocalo in Campeche, Mexico, in 2014)
He also cited La Vie en Rose by Edith Piaf and Upside Down by Diana Ross as some of his favorite songs, The Mirror reported.
The royal said Givin ‘Up, Givin’ In, which The Three Degrees performed at their 30th birthday party, gave him an “irresistible urge” to get up and dance.
During the interview, Charles paid tribute to the association’s volunteers for keeping patients and staff connected throughout the pandemic.
Always a passionate dancer, Charles said Givin ‘Up, Givin’ In from The Three Degrees, a soulful disco anthem, “a long time ago made me want to get up and dance.”
He also recalled how lucky he was to see Barbra Streisand perform Don’t Rain on My Parade, from the musical and movie Funny Girl, at Warner Bros. Studio during her service as Lieutenant. on HMS Jupiter.
Charles pictured dancing on stage with the Three Degrees at a charity fundraiser for the Prince’s Trust in Eastbourne, July 1978
We have movements! Charles on stage with The Three Degrees in 1978. The band’s song Givin ‘Up, Givin’ In has always made him want to dance, he says.
The future king showing his movements dancing with samba dancers during a visit to Rio de Janeiro in 2002
A young Charles waltzing with dancer Dame Margot Fonteyn at the London Intercontinental Hotel on July 4, 1979
Charles dancing in Rio de Janeiro in 2002. The future ruler revealed which tunes made him want to dance
Streisand is said to have visited the Prince of Wales in Highgrove, Gloucestershire, and even once joked “if I had played my cards right I could have been the first Jewish Princess” at a concert in Hyde Park in 2019.
The royal also shared that Diana Ross’s Upside Down, with the catchy ‘upside down, boy, you’re transforming me’ opening, was also among her favorites.
Included in a playlist to be released by Clarence House after airing today, the list features an eclectic mix of party tunes and classic songs that the first in line for the throne has enjoyed throughout his life. .
Alongside classic works from La Vie en Rose by Edith Piaf and La Mer by Charles Trenet or You’re A Lady by Peter Skellern, the royal presented his wide range of musical tastes.
The tunes that are among the favorites of Prince Charles
- Give up, give up – The three degrees
- Don’t Rain On My Parade – Barbra Streisand
- Upside Down – Diana Ross
- La Vie en Rose – Edith Piaf
- The Sea – Charles Trenet
- You’re a Lady – Peter Skellern
- The song of the click – Mariam Makeba
- Lulu’s Return to Town – Dick Powell
- Bennachie – Old Blind Dogs
- La voix – Eimear Quinn
- They Can’t Take This From Me- Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
- Tros Y Garreg/Crossing the Stone – Catrin Finch
- Toi et Roddaist – Bryn Terfel
La liste de lecture comprenait également Click Song de Mariam Makeba, Lulu’s Back In Town de Dick Powell, Bennachie de Old Blind Dogs et They Can’t Take That Away From Me de Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers.
More ethereal choices were also present, like The Voice by Eimear Quinn, the harp-centric song Tros Y Garreg / Crossing the Stone by Catrin Finch.
He also cited Bryn Terfel’s You and Roddaist.
Speaking of the latter, Charles said, “It is a prayer that these divine qualities of beauty, peace and harmony will be reflected in our own lives.
“This is my prayer for all of us, as I end with my best wishes to all members of the hospital radio service, the national health service and to all patients and their loved ones,” he said. he adds.
The future king praised the HBA for its “invaluable” work during the interview.
He especially commissioned them for the work they had done to keep patients, staff and families connected during the pandemic.
The show will air today at noon on 180 HBA stations across the country.
The public is invited to raise a glass to toast the volunteers today at 5 p.m. for their work during the pandemic as part of a national day of thanks organized by the Ensemble coalition.
Grant McNaughton, president of the HBA, explained how grateful he and the association were to Prince Charles for recognizing the work of their volunteers.
He said the dedication and entertainment provided to patients is an important part of the path to recovery.
He said it was amazing that the work of the volunteers was recognized and advertised by Prince Charles.