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.”