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Dancing Queen is a song by pop group ABBA, written by Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Stig Anderson as the lead single for ABBA's 1976 album Arrival. Benny and Björn were also responsible for producing the song. Dancing Queen was first released as a single in Sweden on August 15 1976, later followed by the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe a few days later. It was a worldwide hit, topping the charts in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany and Rhodesia. Notably, it is ABBA's only song which became a number one hit in the United States. Dancing Queen also charted in the top five in many other countries.

Music video[]

Dancing_Queen_(Official_Music_Video)

Dancing Queen (Official Music Video)

Official music video on YouTube

The song was accompanied by a music video, filmed in 1976 in Alexandra's discotheque, Stockholm, Sweden. The music video features all four members of ABBA singing and performing to dancing club patrons. As with almost all of ABBA's music videos, it was directed by the Swedish film director Lasse Hallström. Uploaded to YouTube on October 8 2009, the music video currently has over 500 million views, as of May 2021. On May 21, 2021, the video reached 500 million views on YouTube. To celebrate this, the video was remastered in 4K resolution, the first ABBA music video to be published in this quality.[1]

Lyrics[]

Dancing Queen Lyrics

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

Live performances[]

Cover versions[]

Song Artist Album Year
Dancing Queen Glee Cast Glee: The Music, Volume 6 2011
Dancing Queen Brotherhood of Man Sing 20 Number One Hits 1980
Dancing Queen Cast of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: The Movie Soundtrack 2018
Dancing Queen A-Teens The ABBA Generation 1999

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