Dancing Queen- ABBA

December 10, 2021

Today’s song is the Euro pop dance hit, “Dancing Queen,” by 70s Swedish sensation ABBA.

Fun Facts:

  • ABBA first called the song “Boogaloo” but changed it to “Dancing Queen” before its release.
  • It was the lead single from their fourth album entitled, Arrival. But it wasn’t the first single released.
  • “Fernando” was the first single released from that album.
  • “Dancing Queen” topped music charts in over 12 countries, including the group’s home country.
  • The song was written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, with help from ABBA’s manager Stig Anderson.
  • The other group members, Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, perform the vocals for the track.
  • The song was released the second time as a single in 1992 for a greatest hits album.
  • It’s ABBA’s most famous recording and one of their most recognized hits of all time.
  • ABBA is an acronym using the first letters of Agnetha, Björn, Benny, and Anni’s names.
  • The two married couples divorced within a year of each other.
  • ABBA separated shortly after the divorces in 1982, after a final attempt at making an album together.

Lyrics:

(LyricFind)

Ooh

You can dance

You can jive

Having the time of your life

Ooh, see that girl

Watch that scene

Digging the dancing queen

Friday night and the lights are low

Looking out for a place to go

Where they play the right music

Getting in the swing

You come to look for a king

Anybody could be that guy

Night is young and the music’s high

With a bit of rock music

Everything is fine

You’re in the mood for a dance

And when you get the chance

You are the dancing queen

Young and sweet

Only seventeen

Dancing queen

Feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah

You can dance

You can jive

Having the time of your life

Ooh, see that girl

Watch that scene

Digging the dancing queen

You’re a teaser, you turn ’em on

Leave ’em burning and then you’re gone

Looking out for another

Anyone will do

You’re in the mood for a dance

And when you get the chance

You are the dancing queen

Young and sweet

Only seventeen

Dancing queen

Feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah

You can dance

You can jive

Having the time of your life

Ooh, see that girl

Watch that scene

Digging the dancing queen

Digging the dancing queen

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