"Dancing Queen" as written by Benny Goran Bror Andersson, Bjoern K. Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson and Michael Kunze....
Ooh
You can dance
You can jive
Having the time of your life
Ooh, see that girl
Watch that scene
Dig in the dancing queen

Friday night and the lights are low
Looking out for a place to go
Where they play the right music
Getting in the swing
You come 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 seventeen
Dancing queen
Feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah
You can dance
You can jive
Having the time of your life
Ooh, see that girl
Watch that scene
Dig in the dancing queen

You're a teaser, you turn 'em on
Leave 'em 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 seventeen
Dancing queen
Feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah
You can dance
You can jive
Having the time of your life
Ooh, see that girl
Watch that scene
Dig in the dancing queen
Dig in the dancing queen


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Dancing Queen" as written by Bjoern K. Ulvaeus Benny Goran Bror Andersson

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  • +4
    General CommentI have the exact opposite take on the song that Saivi does. I don't think the lyrics are sad at all. Sweden is the only country in the world without a sexual double standard. Swedish women are free to go out and be sexy. It is such an advanced country that women are never called slu*s. Dancing Queen is a celebration of the feedom Swedish women have.

    At one time I thought the U.S and other countries would become as advanced as Sweden. I have long since given up hope. Whenever I hear a guy criticize a woman for looking sexy or being sexual I feel so depressed. It especially makes me sad when I realize most of the guys who use criticize sexy women weren't even alive when "Dancing Queen" was released.

    I don't think the Swedes theemselves fully appreciated how wonderful their culture was. They have allowed a large number of immigrants to move into their country who HATE independent, sexy women. The new immigrants are outraged that Swedish women arent "modest" They call Swedish women "hookers". This will change Swedish culture to the point where "Dancing Queen" will represent the way Sweden USED to be in an earlier, more innocent, time period.

    Yes I do think about all of these issues everytime I hear "Dancng Queen"..which is one of the best pop songs of all time.
    Jay Fon May 19, 2007   Link
  • +4
    General Commenteveryone's right! this is such a happy song! it's so danceable! just about having a good time! :D

    has to be one of the best songs of the 70's for sure.
    [Music]Junkie09on June 14, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti sing this song to myself while doing the happy dance.
    nietzsche_66on May 22, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment*sigh* this was THE song back in my 17th year of life. it's just the most perfect dancy song i can think of.
    props to tha 2 singing couples.
    spunhearton January 10, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is, first and foremost, a happy song. It's about saying what you are really able to be when you get the chance. Lyrics like "Anybody could be that guy" or "leave em burning and then you're gone, looking out for another, anyone will do" represent feelings you have when you are in the top notch state of social mind. Put quite simply, this song is ABBA's tribute to happiness.
    ABBARox2010on March 08, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI was only ten or eleven when this came out, we played the 45 on my cousins' little red plastic kid's record player (the one with the flashing lights in the speaker on front), and hearing it through a tinny speaker still takes me back there, to the time when I first started to really appreciate music. It was the first ABBA song I ever heard, and it seemed like the ultimate expression of the exhilaration of dancing.

    To the guy who was confused by "rock" and "jive" appearing in a disco song...sorry to disillusion you, but disco IS a form of rock - more akin to the old-style rock'n'roll of the 50's & early 60's than to the psychedelic rock and early metal of its time, but still a subset of rock. Rock has tried to cut all its ties to disco in its struggle to be taken seriously, so disco has become its disowned, red-headed stepchild, but you can't ignore the family resemblance. As for "jive..." the divisions between genres of American music aren't so obvious to people in other countries. Plus, "jive" was entering white slang and was used somewhat generically for a while....

    ShinyAeonon January 16, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAlways will feel young and sweet... Only [i]17[/i]
    clarcoronaon March 29, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEverything about this song is bliss. The production is so layered and the chord progressions are beautiful. Sometimes just listening to the music brings a tear to my eye. It also takes me back to the group of people I knew from 1995-1998. Good times, never quite been matched since. God bless ABBA!
    Toadfiishon October 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song proves that dance music can be great music even to just listen to. Incredible arrangement.
    Rickveeon July 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlso its interesting they also chose to have mnemonic that fits at the top of the alphabet order.. unless a group called Aardvark beat them to it. LOL
    nothingbettertodoon October 11, 2009   Link

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