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Dancing Queen

Single information
NameDancing Queen
ArtistABBA
AlbumArrival
B-side"That's Me"
Released16 August 1976 (Sweden)
21 August 1976 (UK)
12 November 1976 (US)
Format7" single
Recorded4 5 August 1975 at Glen Studio
GenreDisco/Pop
Length3:51
LabelPolar/A&M
SongwriterBjörn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson
ProducerBjörn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson
CertificationGold (UK), Gold (USA)
Previous single"Fernando"
(1975)
Next single"Money, Money, Money"
(1976)

Dancing Queen

Single information
NameDancing Queen
ArtistA-Teens
AlbumThe ABBA Generation
Released7 March 2000
FormatCD single
Cassette
12" vinyl
Airplay
Recorded1999
GenrePop, Europop
Length3:52 (Album Version)
3:20 (UK Radio Edit)
LabelUniversal Music
SongwriterB. Andersson, S. Anderson, B. Ulvaeus
ProducerOle Evenrude
Previous single"Take a Chance on Me"
(2000)
Next single"Upside Down"
(2000)

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"Dancing Queen" is a pop song recorded by Swedish pop group ABBA. It was released in August 1976, but was first performed two months earlier, on 18 June 1976, during a Royal Variety Show in Stockholm the evening before the Swedish royal wedding. It was the follow-up single to the hit "Fernando" and is commonly regarded as one of the most successful singles of the 1970s. "Dancing Queen" was written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Stig Anderson and is considered by many to be ABBA's signature song, as it reached the number 1 position on popular music charts in 13 countries. Recorded in 1975, it was released on the group's album Arrival the following year and as a single with "That's Me" as the B-side.

The song was re-released as a single in 1992 to promote the compilation "ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits".

In 2009, the British performing rights group Phonographic Performance Limited celebrated its 75th anniversary by listing the 75 songs that have played most in Great Britain on the radio, in clubs and on jukeboxes. "Dancing Queen" was number eight on the list.

"Dancing Queen" features the shared lead vocal performance of Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.


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