Meghan Markle Picked Some Excellent Songs for the Royal Wedding Playlist, DJ Idris Elba Says

He played some Whitney Houston on the big day.

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Among the Duchess of Sussex's many talents? Exceptional playlist selection. According to Idris Elba, who DJ'd at Meghan and Prince Harry's wedding reception last year, Meghan sent him a list of tracks before the big day — and she's got excellent taste.

As People reports, Elba spoke to U.K. radio station BBC Radio 1Xtra—and naturally, they had a few questions about this millennium's most-watched wedding. "Meghan sent me a playlist with some bare tunes on it," the actor revealed. "There was some West Coast on it."

He also shared one song he played at the wedding, according to Entertainment Tonight: Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)." A sterling choice, considering no one in the world can resist singing that chorus.

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Elba didn't share any other details about the royal wedding: "I’m not gonna put their business out like that, that’s not fair," he said. "Ask Meghan and Harry."

He told Ellen DeGeneres back in February how he got the gig, explaining, "So Harry and I have hung out a couple of times through his dad’s charity—The Prince’s Trust—which helped me out when I was a young actor."

"Harry came to a couple of parties that I DJ'd and he was like, 'What are you doing on [May 19]?'" he said. "I told him nothing and then he asked if I would DJ at his wedding...I was like, is this a joke?

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Emily Dixon is a British journalist who’s contributed to CNN, Teen Vogue, Time, Glamour, The Guardian, Wonderland, The Big Roundtable, Bust, and more, on everything from mental health to fashion to political activism to feminist zine collectives. She’s also a committed Beyoncé, Kacey Musgraves, and Tracee Ellis Ross fan, an enthusiastic but terrible ballet dancer, and a proud Geordie lass.