Nina, Pretty Ballerina

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with Pretty Ballerina.
"Nina, Pretty Ballerina"
Austrian vinyl single
Single by ABBA
from the album Ring Ring
B-side "I Am Just a Girl" (Austria)
"He Is Your Brother" (France)
"So Long" (Philippines)
"Dance (While the Music Still Goes On)" (Kenya)
Released 1973; 1977
Format 7" single
Genre Europop
Length 2:53
Label Polar Music
Writer(s) Benny Andersson
Björn Ulvaeus
Producer(s) Benny Andersson
Björn Ulvaeus
ABBA singles chronology
"Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)"
"Nina, Pretty Ballerina"
"Rock'n Roll Band"
Music sample

"Nina, Pretty Ballerina" is a song recorded in 1973 by Swedish pop group ABBA. It was issued on 7" vinyl record in Austria and France to promote the band's debut album Ring Ring, and later in the Philippines (probably to promote the LP The Best of ABBA) and Kenya. It reached #8 on the singles chart in Austria.

The song was also the theme song of Sirius talk-show host Lynn Samuels. Lynn Samuels only played "Nina, Ballerina," as she called it, on Friday, to reward herself for working all week, when she was on Sirius Radio in New York.[1]

Track listings[edit]


  1. A. "Nina, Pretty Ballerina"
  2. B. "I Am Just a Girl"


  1. A. "Nina, Pretty Ballerina"
  2. B. "He Is Your Brother"


  1. A. "Nina, Pretty Ballerina"
  2. B. "So Long"


  1. A. "Nina, Pretty Ballerina"
  2. B. "Dance (While the Music Still Goes On)"

Cover versions[edit]

  • The song was covered by Hong Kong-born Filipino singer Rowena Cortes for her 1977 album Sweet Fairy.
  • German girl group Pretty Maid Company released a cover of the song as a single in 1977.


External links[edit]