Dancing Queen - Abba
Song Lyrics / Chart History / Artist Information

  • Written & originally performed by the Swedish pop supergroup Abba, which was formed in 1972 in Stockholm, and ultimately disbanded in 1982
  • The group's name comes from the first letter of each member's name: Agnetha "Anna" F´┐Żltskog, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, and Anni-Frid "Frida" Synni-Lyngstad-Fredriksson-Anderson (now THERE'S a mouthful!)
  • A # 1 Top 40 hit from 1977, it was the group's only #1 hit of their 14 Top 40 hits
  • The song (as well as many other Abba songs) received a renewal of popularity with the opening of the musical "Mamma Mia" (a song also in the Oracle repertoire), in London and then on to Broadway
  • The show was nominated for a Tony award in 2002
  • In one of the most unlikely covers, the band U2 performed Dancing Queen while on their Zoo TV Tour in 1992
  • It has also been covered by Kylie Minogue, Sixpence None The Richer, Van Halen, and Jennifer Love Hewitt, among others
  • The song was used in the 1994 movie Muriel's Wedding
  • Abba has sold more than 370 million records worldwide

A sample of this song as performed by Oracle is available by clicking on either of the links below.  The RealAudio file will stream to your computer rather quickly assuming you have the RealAudio player installed.  The MP3 file must download completely first, but is of a higher audio quality.

   
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Dancing Queen - Song Lyrics

You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the Dancing Queen

Friday night and the lights are low
Looking out for the place to go
Where they play the right music, getting in the swing
You come in to look for a King

Anybody could be that guy
Night is young and the music's high
With a bit of rock music, everything is fine
You're in the mood for a dance
And when you get the chance...

You are the Dancing Queen, young and sweet, only 17
Dancing Queen, feel the beat from the tambourine
You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the Dancing Queen

You're a teaser, you turn 'em on
Leave them burning and then you're gone
Looking out for another, anyone will do
You're in the mood for a dance
And when you get the chance...

You are the Dancing Queen, young and sweet, only 17
Dancing Queen, feel the beat from the tambourine
You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the Dancing Queen


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Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band, who perform throughout the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC area. 

In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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