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Song performed by Dublin-born singer listed in Prince Charles' top 10

A song performed by an Irish singer who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1996 has been listed in Prince Charles' top 10 favourite tunes. Picture by RTE
Marie Louise McConville

A SONG performed by an Irish singer who won the Eurovision Song Contest has been listed in Prince Charles' top 10 favourite tunes.

Written by songwriter, Brendan Graham, The Voice was performed by Dublin-born singer, Eimear Quinn in Oslo in 1996 and led to Ireland being named the winner.

Princes Charles listed the song at number five in his top 10 songs.

Also included in the list are The Three Degrees, Diana Ross and Edith Piaf.

Prince Charles shared his list as part of an hour-long show on hospital radio to thank healthcare staff and volunteers for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking on the show, which is called Music & Memories With HRH The Prince Of Wales, the heir to the British throne spoke of how he has been "profoundly impressed by the dedication shown by our wonderful NHS staff and volunteers right across the country".

He also thanked them for their "sheer resilience and indomitable spirit" in "this most testing of times."

He also went on to discuss some of his favourite songs from throughout his life, including Givin' Up, Givin' In, which The Three Degrees performed at his thirtieth birthday, and which he said, "long ago, used to provide me with an irresistible urge to get up and dance".

As well as being broadcast across 180 member stations of the Hospital Broadcasting Association, a Spotify playlist featuring the full list of tracks will be shared by Clarence House on social media.

The list includes Don't Rain On My Parade by Barbra Streisand, Upside Down by Diana Ross and They Can't Take That Away From Me by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

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