10 of the Queen’s favourite songs she could be listening to in lockdown and it includes a Gary Barlow track

THE Queen is stuck in isolation like the rest of the nation and is likely to be finding ways to keep herself entertained. 

If Her Majesty, 94, fancies a bit of a bop at Windsor Castle, she might choose one of her 10 favourite tracks to boost her mood. 

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Among the monarch’s most-loved songs are hymns and tracks by Gary Barlow and Vera Lynn. 

A playlist featuring 10 of the Queen’s favourite tracks was previously unveiled as part of a BBC Radio 2 documentary, and it also includes show tunes. 

Her relatives discussed her taste in music for the BBC documentary Our Queen: 90 Musical Years.

Her cousin, Lady Elizabeth Anson, said: “The Queen loves the theatre and musicals like Showboat, Oklahoma! and Annie Get Your Gun. 

The Queen's 10 favourite pieces of music

  • Oklahoma! by Howard Keel
  • Anything You Can Do (Annie Get Your Gun) by Dolores Gray and Bill Johnson
  • Sing by Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Band featuring the Military Wives
  • Cheek to Cheek by Fred Astaire
  • The White Cliffs Of Dover by Vera Lynn
  • Leaning on a Lamp-post by George Formby
  • Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven (hymn)
  • The Lord is My Shepherd (hymn)
  • Lester Lanin Medley
  • Regimental March Milanollo

"These were the tunes that remained in one's head and were very danceable to."

She added: "The Queen is a fantastic dancer. She's got great rhythm."

The programme’s presenter, Eve Pollard, told the Radio Times that the Queen’s music taste is "mainstream, no airs and graces."

Along the 10 songs in the playlist was The White Cliffs Of Dover by Vera Lynn and Cheek to Cheek by Fred Astaire.

And recent big-hitters include Gary Barlow’s Sing and the Commonwealth Band featuring the Military Wives, which was co-written by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Lady Anson added that the Queen is very fond of pipe bands and is very knowledgeable about military music.

She added: "We did a lot of singing at Kensington Palace.

"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."

The Queen is locked down at Windsor Castle with 22 members of staff in what a top aide has dubbed “HMS Bubble”, The Sun on Sunday revealed.

Courtiers moved Her Majesty to Windsor from Buckingham Palace to see out the pandemic in safety with Prince Philip, 98.

Prince Philip was flown from Sandringham when the lockdown began. The couple, who have been married 72 years, are being looked after by their favourite servants.

An insider said: “Her senior staff, including her private secretary Sir Edward Young, and his assistants have all moved into the castle.

“They won’t be seeing their families because no risks can be taken and they can’t go in and out.

“The most important thing is to protect the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh from the virus.

“If something happened to them it doesn’t bear thinking about.”

Meanwhile, these are the Queen’s favourite TV shows she could be binge watching in isolation at Windsor Castle.

We shared inside Windsor Castle – where the Queen and Prince Philip are spending lockdown.

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