It might be hard to imagine Her Majesty getting down on a sticky dancefloor, but that’s not to say she doesn’t love a cheeky boogie to a bit of pop music now and again.
There are plenty of bands, albums and tracks with ‘Queen’ in the name, so HRH would find it easy to pick a favourite that’s basically all about her, though her rumoured favourite track does seem a little on the nose.
Chris recalled how a friend told him that, at a 2008 royal Windsor Castle banquet complete with DJ for “proper disco music”, the Queen said she loved to have a little dance to Dancing Queen.
“I always try to dance when this song comes on, because I am the Queen, and I like to dance,” Southern Living reports that she told guests.
However, for her 90th birthday in 2016, the Queen actually revealed her top ten favourite tracks – and there was no mention of ABBA.
Apparently, her ten favourite songs are:
- Howard Keel – ‘Oklahoma!’
- Dolores Gray and Bill Johnson – ‘Anything You Can Do (Annie Get Your Gun)’
- Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Band featuring the Military Wives – ‘Sing’
- Fred Astaire – ‘Cheek to Cheek’
- Vera Lynn – ‘The White Cliffs Of Dover’
- George Formby – ‘Leaning on a Lamp-post’
- Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven (hymn)
- The Lord is My Shepherd (hymn)
- Lester Lanin Medley
- Regimental March Milanoll
That said, it is fun to imagine the Queen twirling round a dancefloor to ABBA. The ultimate Dancing Queen.