April 2nd, 2009
09:38 AM ET
5 years ago

Obama gives Queen an iPod

(CNN) - What's the proper gift to present Queen Elizabeth II with at Buckingham Palace?

A video iPod, apparently.

According to a White House aide, President Obama Tuesday night presented the Queen with the popular Apple device - reportedly complete with songs and video footage of the her 2007 trip to the United States.

UPDATE: The White House revealed the songs on the iPod were all from the two-disc CD, 'Ultimate Broadway.' (Full song list after the jump)

The gift will be at least the Queen's second iPod: in 2006 she purchased an iPod mini.

Obama also gave the Queen a rare musical songbook by Richard Rodgers.

As for the Queen, she reportedly gave the Obamas a signed photograph of her and her husband, Prince Phillip, in a sliver frame, her standard gift to foreign dignitaries.

Full iPod song list after the jump

1
Oklahoma! / Alfred Drake 2:32

2
If I Loved You / Jan Clayton From Carousel 4:23

3
You'll Never Walk Alone / Jan Clayton From Carousel 2:42

4
There's No Business Like Show Business / Ethel Merman From Annie Get Your Gun 3:11

5
Once in Love with Amy (Where's Charley?) / Ray Bolger 4:23

6
Some Enchanted Evening / Ezio Pinza South Pacific 3:03

7
Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend / Carol Channing Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 2:59

8
Getting to Know You / Gertrude Lawrence From The King and I 3:30

9
Shall We Dance? / Gertrude Lawrence From The King and I 2:53

10
I Could Have Danced All Night / Julie Andrews From My Fair Lady 3:30

11
I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face / Rex Harrison From My Fair Lady 5:17

12
The Party's Over (Bells Are Ringing) / Judy Holliday 3:15

13
Maria / Larry Kert From West Side Story 2:39

14
Tonight / Larry Kert From West Side Story 3:55

15
Seventy Six Trombones / Robert Preston 3:02

16
Everything's Coming up Roses / Ethel Merman From Gypsy 3:08

17
The Sound of Music / Mary Martin 2:47

18
Try to Remember / Jerry Orbach The Fantasticks 2:48

19
Camelot / Richard Burton 2:31

20
If Ever I Would Leave You / Robert Goulet From Camelot 3:13

21
Hello, Dolly! / Carol Channing 5:42

22
If I Were a Rich Man / Zero Mostel From Fiddler on the Roof 4:57

Disc 2

1
People / Barbra Streisand From Funny Girl 3:28

2
On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) / John Cullum 2:51

3
The Impossible Dream / Richard Kiley From Man of La Mancha 2:24

4
Mame / Charles Braswell 6:17

5
Cabaret / Liza Minnelli 3:35

6
Aquarius / Ronald Dyson Hair 2:55

7
Send in the Clowns / Judy Collins From A Little Night Music 4:05

8
All That Jazz / Chita Rivera From Chicago 3:14

9
One From A Chorus Line 4:47

10
Tomorrow / Andrea McArdle From Annie 2:08

11
Don't Cry for Me Argentina / Patti LuPone From Evita 4:38

12
And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going / Jennifer Holliday Dreamgirls 4:08

13
Memory / Elaine Paige From Cats 4:13

14
The Best of Times / George Hearn La Cage Aux Folles 5:34

15
I Dreamed a Dream / Aretha Franklin Les Misérables 4:23

16
The Music of the Night / Michael Crawford From The Phantom of the Opera 5:50

17
As If We Never Said Goodbye / Elaine Paige Sunset Blvd. 5:24

18
Seasons of Love Rent 2:52


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soundoff (187 Responses)
  1. tiff of lithia springs

    I wonder if the lady even knows what to do with it?

    April 1, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  2. Proud McConnell Supporter

    Right,Rene,so I guess tobacco bags going from $15 a bag to $40 is just acceptable in your mind?

    April 1, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  3. alpha_nu_916

    heaven forbid that the president of the united states provide a gift to the queen of england.
    i see obama haters/GOP zombies ripping the president for nothing more than a kind gesture. i imagine that they would pefer to give the queen a yearly subscription to "guns n' ammo" or the directors cut of "an american carol.:
    as for the cost of an ipod – give me a break. where was this outrage when W & dick were giving money hand-over-fist to their contractor chums in iraq & afganistan.

    April 1, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  4. nyche

    Ipod $210
    meeting the queen of Whales $4000
    The queen shacking it to Rich. Rogers now thats PRICELESS

    April 1, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  5. Joseph

    Well knowing that the Queen gives out signed photos in advance its not bad. Atleast its not another DVD collection next to historic artifacts.

    April 1, 2009 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  6. Lucy Kron

    Hope Bill Gates wasn't a big contributor!!

    April 1, 2009 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  7. Ernie in LA

    To Really? Are you racist or what? Some of Obama's stupid white people in office are still messing things up. I think the whites have done more cleaning.

    April 1, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  8. Pee4Poultice

    Well why haven't you printed it?

    Bet you're going to print that one line that doesn't make sense!!!

    April 1, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  9. PapaMonkey

    And Ipod? Well, I guess it's better than a pile of Region 1 DVD's that she wouldn't be able to play...morons...

    April 1, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  10. Ernie in LA

    An IPod would be a great gift for your teenage daughter, but not for the Queen of England.

    April 1, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  11. Sean Chong

    Wall paper.... wall paper, Obama needs to tell the Queen that she can download wallpaper over the internet.... the one Judge Judy misunderstood! Way to go dude Obama? I'm with you!

    April 1, 2009 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
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