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- 1 Independent artist
- 2 Dancin' Queen?
- 3 Relatively straight-forward storyline?
- 4 33rd most successful song in history
- 5 Low importance?
- 6 No.1 boxes
- 7 Black Sabbath
- 8 First performance
- 9 Potentially incorrect statement about whom the song was written for
- 10 GLEE IS COVERING IT
- 11 A Canadian No.1 Hit
There is an independent artist that has covered Abba's Dancing queen or has referenced it in his/her song. Anyone know who it is? They sing the chorus "See that girl watch that scene digging the dancing queen.". If you do know who it is, add it to the list of covered songs for Abba's Dancing queen. Had to remove Weird Al from the list of people who've covered this song; the parody "Dairy Queen" is actually from Am I Right?
Relatively straight-forward storyline?
""Dancing Queen" has a relatively straight-forward lyric/storyline; it's about a seventeen-year-old girl having a good time on a Friday night. Not fazed by the social pressures in her daily life as a teenager, all she wants to do is go out and look for a 'king' to dance with." < I thought this song was about a gay seventeen-year old boy going out and having a good time on a Friday night? IceflamePhoenix (talk) 13:07, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
33rd most successful song in history
I think we can improve that reference: "THE GREATEST TRACKS EVER, ACCORDING TO GLOBAL SALES FIGURES AND CHART-EVALUATIONS, AIRPLAY, VARIOUS INQUIRIES, AND THE PERSONAL INTENTION FROM EXPERTS AND REVIEWERS" doesn't sound as professional as it should. I would prefer something like "Global sales according to X, chart positions according to Y, airplay time according to Z, etc." And it would be better if we could single out the inquiries and name the experts. Aldo L (talk) 13:12, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
The Article says that 'Dancing Queen' sold 3 Million. That was only to the end of
1976. It was still in many Top 10's at the time, & it had yet to sell over a Million in the USA, which it did in 1977. 3 Million is too low for it. It sold 6 Million by the end of the 1970's. Since then it has sold over 100,000 on UK Downloads, & over 600,000 on USA Downloads. That's before you even add in its 1992 Sales, when it was a CD Hit in several Countries. Its Sales are at least 7 Million, by now. 3 Million is ridiculously low. It was mistakenly given just 3 Million Sales in an old Book of Million Sellers, & Wikipedia uses that as a basis for its Global Sales.
(The same Book said that ABBA's 'Voulez-Vous' Album failed to sell a Global Million,
when its UK & USA Sales alone were way over 1 Million). 09:36, 18 February 2013 (UTC)
How can such a major song be classed as low importance? It's one of the most iconic pop songs of all time - the parent album "Arrival" is listed as high importance!--126.96.36.199 (talk) 21:03, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
- This alltime hit of ABBA can't be of 'low importance' , I do agree with you.Al-minar (talk) 05:10, 28 June 2009 (UTC)
I don't think it's necessary to put succession boxes for Dutch and Irish No.1s. I think they should be limited to UK and US otherwise you could end up with a long scrolling list of No.1s in different territories. Better to just list it's position in different countries. Irish charts just aren't notable enough especially since they're virtually identical to the UK charts.--Tuzapicabit (talk) 07:51, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
Umm...it says that Black Sabbath covered it...I find that very hard to believe seeing as they are a Metal band, I think that is like a joke or something, somebody should check that out... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 15:03, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
I added a note about the world premiere of the song, at a live transmitted gala with many differnt pop and song acts on Swedish tv in honour of the royal couple who would be married the next day - a very fitting high moment of that show! I don't think the lyrics are inspired by the upcoming wedding though...
I have seen that clip myself in a documentary about ABBA on Swedish tv, and it could no doubt be verified by turning to the tv archives who will have a copy, but many people in Sweden recall it as well; it's also on the Swedish WP. The song was not released as a single or to the radio until two months later. Unthinkable today, 'cause it would have appeared as an obvious hit! /Strausszek (talk) 03:28, 22 September 2009 (UTC)
Potentially incorrect statement about whom the song was written for
The current second sentence is, "It was written in honor of Queen Silvia and performed at the wedding reception of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia at the Royal Palace." This info was just given out on UK BBC Radio 2 as fact yet I recall Bjorn Ulvaeus in a TV documentary stating that although Dancing Queen was first performed before the queen it was NOT written for her. His comments were something along the idea that she thought it was written for her but it was not. Anyone else have more info on this? Ablonus (talk) 09:50, 30 August 2010 (UTC)
GLEE IS COVERING IT
A Canadian No.1 Hit
The Article said that Dancing Queen was a No.2 Hit in Canada. It was - in one of the lesser Charts. In the main Canadian Singles Chart - RPM - it was a No.1 Hit. I also see that the Article carries on the fallacy that it sold 'over 3 million' copies. It had sold that by the end of 1976. It was still in many Top 10's at that time - into 1977. It sold a USA Million in 1977. It was a Canadian No.1 in 1977. By the end of the 1970's it had sold 6 Million. So your Article gives it just 50% of its 1970's Sales. Since the 1970's it has gone on to sell about 300,000 as a 1992 reissue, & in the past Decade it has sold at least 1 Million in Downloads. With over 100,000 in the UK, & over 600,000 in the USA. It is ABBA's best selling Single. And Wikipedia says around 3 Million copies sold, just because a 1980's Book said so, & a later Book copied off that big mistake. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 22:41, 24 September 2014 (UTC)