BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #419: ” DANCING QUEEN”- ABBA – APRIL 9, 1977

ABBA – Dancing Queen (1976, Red Sleeve, Vinyl) - Discogs

Billboard #1 Hits: #419: ” Dancing Queen”- Abba. April 9, 1977. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “Dancing Queen”- Abba
  • Record Company- Atlantic
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
  • Time: 3:52
  • B-side:”That’s Me”
  • Album- Arrival
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Rhodesia, Soviet Union and Sweden.

What a great sounding single it sounds like something Phil Spector would have produced in his hey day. . A big smash all over the world it would be the only #1 hit ABBA would have in the United States. In 2008 Presidential candidate John McCain listed “Dancing Queen” as his favorite song. Not only was a big hit on the dance floor it also was cited by some rock artists as an influence- Elvis Costello said it influenced his Armed Forces album and Chris Stein said it influenced his writing-what I believe is Blondie’s greatest song “Dreaming.”

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