1976Released
3:50

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Interesting facts and trivia about Dancing Queen. By Songfacts®.

This was written by ABBA members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. According to ABBA's official site, it was conceived as a dance song with the working title "Boogaloo." They drew inspiration from the 1974 George McCrae disco hit "Rock Your Baby," and from the drumming on the 1972 album Gumbo by Dr. John. Their manager Stig Anderson came up with the title "Dancing Queen," and after several months working on the track, ABBA came up with arguably the world's first europop disco hit.

ABBA recorded this about a year before it was released. It was written and recorded around the same time as "Fernando," which was chosen as the single. They knew "Dancing Queen" would also be a hit, so they held it until the album was released before issuing it as a single.

ABBA performed this song on June 18, 1976 at a televised tribute to Queen Silvia and King Gustaf XVI of Sweden, who were married the next day.

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Dancing Queen.
AKey
MajorMode
4/4Time Signature
101BPM

Album

The album Dancing Queen is released on.

Released By

The record label that has released Dancing Queen.
Polar Music International AB
© 2001 Polar Music International AB
This Compilation ℗ 2001 Polar Music International AB

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