The Prince of Wales has revealed a number of his favourite songs in a special hospital radio show to mark the world’s first ‘Thank You Day’ on Sunday 4th July. Artists including Diana Ross, Edith Piaf and Barbra Streisand all made Prince Charles’s list of favourites.
As part of a special hospital radio show to thank NHS staff and volunteers for their work throughout the pandemic, Charles highlighted soul group, The Three Degrees’ pop hit, Givin Up, Givin In, as a track that gave him an “irresistible urge to get up and dance.”
The special show aired at midday on Sunday 4th July and Prince Charles’s playlist will be made available on Spotify. It was recorded for the Hospital Broadcasting Association made up of hospital radio stations and during the show, the Prince paid tribute to all hospital radio volunteers who had helped entertain patients and staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Charles’s complete list is entirely varied and is made up of artists from South Africa, Scotland, France and the Irish Republic. The likes of Bryn Terfel, Miriam Makeba, Dick Powell and Charles Trenet are also featured.
During the show, The Prince of Wales commented, “During current times, when we have been dealing with the effect of this dreadful pandemic, the role of hospital radio has been ever more important, and I know it has been of immeasurable value in connecting people, in providing comfort and companionship, and in raising people’s spirits when that is needed.”
People across the United Kingdom are being urged to say ‘Thank You’ to anyone who has helped them in the last year and are also being urged to raise a glass at 5pm to those who have gone the extra mile throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.
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