Gary Barlow & the Commonwealth band

In 2012, Gary Barlow set out to write and direct a song for her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. He looked to find influences from all over the world to create a genuine Commonwealth song.

The song “Sing” was performed by the Military Wives, alongslide musicians from across the Commonwealth.

The uplifting and empowering aspect of this song is, in our view, undisputable!

The lyrics of “Sing”:

Some words they can’t be spoken only sung
So hear a thousand voices shouting love
There’s a place, there’s a time In this life when you sing what you are feeling
Find your feet, stand your ground
Don’t you see
Right now the world is listening to what we say
Sing it louder, sing it clearer
Knowing everyone will hear you,
Make some noise, find your voice tonight
Sing it stronger, sing together
Make this moment last forever
Old and young
Shouting love tonight
To sing we’ve had a lifetime to wait
And see a thousand faces celebrate
You brought hope, you brought light
Conquered fear, it wasn’t always easy
Stood your ground, kept your faith
Don’t you see
Right now the world is listening to what we say
Sing it louder, sing it clearer
Knowing everyone will hear you,
Make some noise, find your voice tonight
Sing it stronger, sing together
Make this moment last forever
Old and young
Shouting love tonight
Some words they can’t be spoken only sung
To hear a thousand voices shouting love
And light and hope

A portion of the proceeds from the album’s sale were donated to the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Trust, established to enrich people’s lives from across the Commonwealth.

A documentary about Gary Barlow’s work on this song, named “On Her Majesty’s Service”, was also created. You can watch a montage of some of the best moments below.

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