Queen’s top 10 favourite songs unveiled for her 90th birthday

Show tunes and songs by Gary Barlow, George Formby and Vera Lynn are among the Queen’s favourite pieces of music, it has been revealed.

Her Majesty’s relatives discussed her music taste in BBC documentary Our Queen: 90 Musical Years.

Lady Elizabeth Anson, the Queen’s cousin, informed the programme: “The Queen loves the theatre the queenand musicals like Showboat, Oklahoma! and Annie Get Your Gun. 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.”

Speaking to the Radio Times, the programme’s presenter, Eve Pollard, described the Queen’s music taste as “mainstream, no airs and graces.” A playlist featuring the Queen’s 10 favourite songs has been unveiled as part of the BBC Radio 2 documentary.

In addition to songs from musicals, they include The White Cliffs Of Dover by Vera Lynn and Cheek to Cheek by Fred Astaire. More recent songs on the list include Sing, performed by Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Band featuring the Military Wives – which was co-written by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The Queen’s 10 favourite pieces of music include: 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 and Leaning on a Lamp-post by George Formby.

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