Dancing Queen 40 years

Dancing Queen

 

Written by Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson & Bj÷rn Ulvaeus with the Working Title Boogaloo.
Lead vocal Agnetha & Frida.

Recording began 4th and 5th August 1975 at Glenstudio, Stocksund.
Musicians: Benny Andersson (keyboards); Michael Areklew, Anders Glenmark, Bj÷rn Ulvaeus (guitar);  Rutger Gunnarson (bass); Roger Palm (drums); Malando Gassama (percussion).
Additional record on 27th august with Janne Schaffer on Guitar.
Additional recording on 4th september at Metronome Studio, Stockholm.
Vocal recording circa 8th - 11th september.

Double bass recording on 12th september by Bertil Andersson.
Drum overdub on 3rd december by Roger Palm.

 

The first filming session for Dancing Queen are for Musikladen on january 1976

 

Promo video are filming on 2 february 1976.

 

On 12 March, other video are filming in Australia.

A special Gala on the eve of the wedding of King Carl Gustav to Silvia Sommerlath on Royal Opera House, Stockholm on 18 June 1976

Single release on 16th August 1976.
Single
Polar POS 1225
Top Ten Single: Australia 1, Austria 4, Belgium 1, Canada 2, Finland 3, France 4, Ireland 1, Mexico 1, New Zealand 1, Norway 1, South Africa 1, Spain 10, Sweden 1, Switzerland 3, The Netherlands 1, United Kingdom 1, United States 1, West-Germany 1, Zimbabwe 1.

Others performance of the song in Television

7 & 8 october 1976 ABBA in Studio 2 (Poland)

17 october Don Kirshner New Rock Concert (USA)
18 october Wolfman Jack Show (Canada)
22 october Mike Douglas Show (USA)
6 november Disco (Germany)
5 february 1977 Midnight Special (USA)
8 may 1978 Olivia! (USA)
20 november News Centre (Japan)

NHK Let's Go Young (Japan)
22 november 11PM (Japan)

Music Fair (Japan)
23 november The Best 10 (Japan)
24 november Ginza Now (Japan)
25 november ABBA Special (Japan)

 

The song are also performed on the two World Tour 1977 and 1979

1977 Oslo    Live 1979

 

And Agnetha & Frida an recorded an spanish version tituled
La Reina del Baile (Reina Danzante)
Traduced by Buddy & Mary McCluskey
Recorded January 1980 at Polar Music Studios and Mikeĺs Studio, Stockholm.

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In 1992 an new promo video are remixing from others videos and
U2 perform live the song at the Stockholm concert with Bj÷rn & Benny.
1992



In 1996 for the birthday of the Queen Silvia,
Frida return at the Royal Opera with The Real Group and sang Dancing Queen



In 1999 the song renew on th Musical Mamma Mia in 38 languages

Spain
The Movie
Germany
Netherlands
U.S.A.
Ceskoslovakia
United Kingdom
France
Argentina
Norway
Korea
Italy



Finally, the best Covers of the song in Youtube

A*TEENS
ABBACADABRA MUSICAL
ABBAMANIA ARGENTINA
ALCAZAR
ARRIVAL
ASSOCIATION SANSSATOISE
Belinda CARLISLE
BJORN AGAIN
COCO LEE
Dame GUITA
Daniel BOAVENTURA
EDURNE
Frank Turner
GAY MENS CHORUS
GERARD, REN╔ & GORDON
GLEE Cast
Gunilla BACKMAN+Towe JAARNEK+Jenn
Ingir
James LAST
Jennifer LOVE HEWITT
Jimmy SOMMERVILLE+The COMMUNARDS
K & K SINGERS
KALOMOIRA SARANTI & GIORGOS
Kylie MINOGUE
Las SEVENTIES
Lena Philipsson
RAINING PLEASURE
RAJATON
Regine VELASQUEZ
S CLUB 7
Shana VANGUARDE+Carly STENSON
STAR ACADEMY
TEXAS LIGHTNING
The Original ABBA Orchestra
The TEN TENORS
The YOUNG TALENT TEAM
Tracy HUANG
WATERLOO
WING
Zespol Hektor