Obama: What's on Queen Elizabeth's iPod?

Obamaqueen_lOn their first visit the United Kingdom, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama presented Queen Elizabeth II with a gift: an iPod. Now, that sounds kind of inexpensive (and inappropriate) for an 82-year-old monarch, but it turns out the iPod was part of a larger gift: a rare book of songs from famed Broadway musical composers Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, signed by Rodgers in May 1952. The iPod was loaded with showtunes, including songs from British-based musicals "My Fair Lady" and "Camelot." It’s kind of cool, but it got us thinking: If you were going to give an iPod to the ruler of the British empire, what songs would you load on it? So here’s your chance PopWatchers. What would you put on Her Majesty’s playlist?

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  • snarkythismorn

    “God save the Queen” – Sex Pistols
    “London Calling” – the Clash
    But then again, I’m a tactless Irish woman with family stories of the black and tans terrorizing the farm.

  • d’ep

    Because it has to be said–“God Save the Queen” by the Sex Pistols

  • Tonx

    I think the president was confused about what kind of Queen he was visiting.

  • stella

    lol, ditto with Tonx. I’m not sure which Obama gift was worse, an Ipod or the “25 favorite DVD’s!” boxset he gave to Gordon Brown.

  • Anthony

    Keep on Rockin In The Free World-Neil Young and Pearl Jam version

  • Anthony

    Keep on Rockin In The Free World-Neil Young and Pearl Jam version

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  • josher

    Rodgers and Hart did not compose My Fair Lady or Camelot. They were written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe. In fact Lorenz Hart was dead by the time they were written and Richard Rodgers had been working with Oscar Hammerstein II by that time, composing Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, The Sound of Music, et. al.

  • pilot

    another one bites the dust- by queen

  • god save

    “Candle in the Wind” – English Rose edition – Elton John

  • Andy G.

    I think songs from musicals are a perfect gift from America. Musicals, are after all, one of the few unique American art forms, and are something we can say represents us as a nation that has world wide appeal. Jazz songs too, I suppose.

  • whatcha

    josher – you’re absolutely right! thanks. hey, sean, this makes me wonder about the entire story. maybe you want to check the facts and get back to us with the corrections.

  • Sean Smith

    My mistake. Sorry about that. Thank you for bringing the error to my attention. It’s corrected now.

  • BobbyJ

    The Clash – Rock the Casbah
    Really, I thought this was just an April Fool’s joke. I was waiting for “..and barack also hand her Majesty a World of Warcraft CD key complete with a level 80 priestess loaded with twenty thousand [url=http://wowgoldpig.com]wow gold[/url]…” Lol!

  • Winona

    “Her Majesty” – The Beatles

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