Royal baby playlist: Songs that may (or may not) reflect Britain's mood in response to arrival of the Prince of Cambridge
Listen here and give us your suggestions for songs to include
The noise of Royal baby mania might now be reaching a pitch so high it is only audible to dogs, but musicians have been singing of princes, thrones and crowns for some time.
The Independent’s arts aficionados today joined forces to come up with a playlist which may or may not reflect the country’s mood in response to the arrival of the Prince of Cambridge.
Some of the songs chosen are simply celebratory (“Baby Love” by the Supremes) while others (“I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”) reflect the weight of responsibility already on the shoulders of the Duke and Duchesses’ 8lbs 6oz bundle.
There are a couple of more creative inclusions, such as “Born to Run [the country?]” by Bruce Springsteen, and Roy Orbison’s “Crying” - which pretty much only reflects what the Royal child will be doing for the next few weeks besides sleeping, eating and you know what.
Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Why I Love You” is taken from the appropriately titled Watch The Throne; and Robbie Williams’ last album, Take The Crown, provided plenty of Royal lyrical fodder of which we felt “Be A Boy” was the most appropriate.
A bit of death metal even made it onto the list (Hate Eternal’s “The Victorious Reign”) and who could deny the relevancy of Guns ‘n’ Rose’ “Sweet Child of Mine”?
Staunch Republicans though some of us may be, we deliberately omitted Elvis Costello’s “Bullets For the New Born King”.
We’ll be updating the playlist throughout the day. Add your suggestions in the comments field below or tweet them to @TheIndyArts.
Art Piece taken off website amid 'severe security alert'
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Academy criticised after no non-white actors nominated
tvAn expose of hooliganism masquerading as an ideological battle
artLee Hadwin can't draw when he's awake, but by night he's an artist
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Chilling drone footage captures Auschwitz ahead of 70th anniversary of liberation
- 5 Narendra Modi: Indian Prime Minister wears suit with pinstripes that spell his name to meet Barack Obama
Ed Sheeran texts Noel Gallagher to offer him tickets after that Wembley Stadium rant
Sia apologises for 'Elastic Heart' music video that sees Shia LaBeouf wrestle 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler
Taylor Swift banned from Triple J Hottest 100: Fans react to epic #Tay4Hottest100 defeat
Mortdecai becomes Johnny Depp's fifth consecutive box office bomb
Last Tango in Halifax, review: Can we ever really move on from Kate?
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
30,000 reasons why the rhetoric on immigrants claiming benefits can stop now