ABBA : DANCING QUEEN [1976]

Κρίμα που δεν ‘αντιπροσωπεύει’ την αληθινή αξία του γκρουπ. Από την άλλη, πώς θα μπορούσε; το Dancing Queen είναι όχι μόνο ό,τι καλύτερο έχουν κυκλοφορήσει οι Abba, αλλά και ένα από τα πιο όμορφα ποπ τραγούδια που έχoυν γραφτεί ποτέ. Για μένα, και τόσους άλλους, αυτή είναι η Μελωδία της Ευτυχίας.

Pity this doesn’t ‘represent’ the band’s actual value. On the other hand, how could it?
Dancing Queen is not only the best thing Abba have ever released, but also one of the most beautiful pop songs ever written. To me, and so many others, this is the Melody of Happiness.

Ooh
You can dance
You can jive
Having the time of your life
Ooh, see that girl
Watch that scene
Digging 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
Digging 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
Digging the dancing queen
Digging the dancing queen

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4 Comments

  1. Timothy Price January 15, 2023 at 4:10 pm

    Dancing Queen is a fun song. I did a parody of it called Bloody Binding Queen almost two years ago: https://wp.me/p1yQyy-673.

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    1. Oannes January 15, 2023 at 10:10 pm

      Actually the lyrics are much better than the original’s!
      Imho, music apart, they constitute an autonomous satirical poem.
      Also the owl’s picture is absolutely fantastic – like curved on wood out of the very tree!

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      1. Timothy Price January 15, 2023 at 10:33 pm

        Thanks. I was inspired by Ermma cutting herself so many times putting all those thousands of pages into the binders. The owls are so much fun. Our neighbor cut down the tree the owls were nesting in. I built a nest in one of our trees for the owls. I don’t know if they will choose it. I hope they do.

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  2. Resa January 16, 2023 at 11:37 pm

    OMG! 47years ago! Still holds its own.

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