Lionel Richie’s ‘My Destiny‘ lyrics contradict Princess Diana’s real-life situation
With the sixth season of the Netflix drama The Crown premiering on later this month, I have been rewatching the fifth season for a refresher course before it hits.
Along with the royal drama (most of it fabricated or downright lies if the truth be known), I must admit I had forgotten that, for all its junk plot, many episodes of The Crown do feature several epic songs on their soundtracks.
Songs like Lionel Richie’s ‘My Destiny‘, which was the song Diana was listening to on The Crown, Season 5, Episode 2 as she is in her bedroom and we can hear a TV show announcer introducing Andrew Morton, a tabloid journalist who has just written an unauthorized “tell-all” book about Diana.
We only hear a few lines of the song, but it was enough to remind me how much I used to play it when it first released in mid-1992, and how much the lyrics so completely contradict the situation Princess Diana found herself in soon after she was married.
From the first time that I saw you
I know it was forever
This mighty love between us
Will keep us together
You’re the girl God sent from heaven
I’m so glad I found you
Which album did Lionel Richie’s ‘My Destiny’ appear on?
Richie’s ‘My Destiny‘ was released as the second single from his album Back to Front.
It was one of just three previously unreleased songs on the album, and went on to gain moderate success with a #7 spot on the UK Singles chart, as well as chart rankings in nine other countries including the U.S., where it climbed two charts.
The song itself was a smooth track with such a catchy beat and a sweet melody, and of course Richie’s gorgeous vocals, once heard it became a bit addictive.
Listen to Lionel Richie’s ‘My Destiny‘ as heard on The Crown, Season 5, Episode 2 and, of course, be sure to check in for The Crown, Season 6 when it premieres on Netflix on November 16th.
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