A playlist of 27 hits that will be played at the coronation of King Charles has been released
Back in October last year, Buckingham Palace announced the official date of the king's coronation Charles the Third (74). Namely, the coronation is scheduled for May 8, in Westminster Abbey, and his wife the queen will also be crowned there. Camilla Parker-Bowles (75). The entire ceremony will begin two days earlier, on May 6, and the importance of this historic event is also that this is the first coronation in 70 years.
Everything is set for Charles III's upcoming coronation in May, and Spotify has just released the official Coronation Celebration playlist, with an impressive line-up of British legends and contemporary pop stars sure to get you in a festive mood.
🎵 'We Are The Champions' has been selected as one of the 27 tracks that make up King Charles III's Official Coronation Celebration Playlist!
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—Queen (@QueenWillRock) March 16, 2023
The 27-song playlist, selected by the UK's Department for Digital, Cultural Media and Sport, includes classics such as We Are the Champions by Quinn and "Let's Dance" on David Bowie.
In addition to these legendary tracks, the playlist also contains some modern pop hits from stars like Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran and Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) on Kate Bush, which gained renewed popularity thanks to Season 4 of Stranger Things.
The sapphires on the Imperial State Crown include a gem from the coronation ring of Edward the Confessor.
St. Edward's Sapphire is in the cross at the top of the Crown.
The large Stuart sapphire, weighing 104 carats, sits beneath it at the back of the Crown. pic.twitter.com/5MeNwJf7N8
— Coronation News & Updates (@Coronation2023) March 13, 2023
The Coronation Celebration playlist opens with The Beatles' 'Come Together' and ends with 'King' by British synth-pop trio Years & Years. However, it is worth noting that the Rolling Stones, arguably Britain's greatest live band, are notably absent.
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The coronation ceremony of King Charles III, which will take place on May 6 at Westminster Abbey, will undoubtedly try to embrace modernity after the 70-year reign of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Meanwhile, the Coronation Concert will be held at Windsor Castle on the evening of May 7 and will be broadcast by the BBC. However, according to multiple reports from the British press, several artists including Elton John, Adele, Kylie Minogue, Ed Sheeran и Harry Styles, refused requests to perform at this great celebration.
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