Prince Charles shares some of his favourite songs to thank volunteers

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Prince Charles has revealed some of his favourite songs, including the track that used to give him "an irresistible urge to get up and dance".

The royal shared his songs as part of a special show on hospital radio to thank NHS staff and volunteers, which was recorded as part of a national Thank You Day being held this weekend to celebrate people who helped respond to the pandemic.

Charles credited soul group The Three Degrees' pop hit "Givin' Up, Givin'" as the song that made him want to boogie, describing it as "one of my favourites and, long ago, used to provide me with an irresistible urge to get up and dance". It was performed by the group at his 30th birthday.

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Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

The prince also selected "Lulu's Back In Town" by Dick Powell (1935), "Don't Rain On My Parade" by Barbra Streisand, and Edith Piaf's "La Vie En Rose".

His other favourites included "Upside Down" by Diana Ross, "The Voice" by Eimear Quinn, and "They Can't Take That Away From Me" by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

The hour-long special was recorded for the Hospital Broadcasting Association made up of hospital radio stations. Prince Charles paid tribute to all the hospital radio volunteers who had helped entertain patients and staff during coronavirus.

Speaking on the radio show, the royal said: "During current times, when we have been dealing with the effect of this dreadful pandemic, the role of hospital radio has been even 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."

Prince Charles's playlist will be released on Spotify later today (Sunday, July 4).

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