Fun facts

Fun facts about Dancing Queen

Did you ever heard this fun facts about famous ABBA hit “Dancing Queen”?

Go back in time to the fancy night when “Dancing Queen” first came out. It happened at a big party before the wedding of Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia Sommerlath on June 18, 1976. ABBA, a super famous band, played this awesome disco song for the first time, and everyone in the crowd felt really happy. 

Think about how cool the event was – a royal party with lively music and the catchy tune of “Dancing Queen.” People didn’t know it then, but they were seeing the start of a song that would become a worldwide hit, a song that brings joy and makes people want to celebrate. Made by music experts Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Stig Anderson, “Dancing Queen” is a timeless anthem. Originally called “Boogaloo,” they changed the name to capture the song’s spirit – a tune for everyone who loves to dance and have a good time. 

The famous piano part was inspired by another song, “Rock Your Baby” by George McCrae. The mix of catchy pop and disco beats made “Dancing Queen” a classic, reaching the top of charts in many countries. Over the years, it became a symbol of happiness and freedom, showing the carefree vibe of the disco era. The song is not just about charts; it’s been in lots of movies, TV shows, and ads, proving it’s a timeless masterpiece. 

So, when you dance to “Dancing Queen,” remember its grand debut at the royal party in Sweden – the moment that started a song still loved as the ultimate dance anthem.


In 1974, ABBA not only won the Eurovision Song Contest but also left a mark in music history with their unforgettable performance of “Waterloo.” Picture the impressive Eurovision stage in Brighton, England – the place where ABBA became global stars.

“Waterloo,” a beautiful song by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Stig Anderson, mixed pop, glam rock, and a bit of classical influence. The name, taken from Napoleon’s famous defeat, became a symbol of victory for ABBA.


The performance was spectacular. Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Björn Ulvaeus, and Benny Andersson took the stage in flashy ’70s clothes, captivating the audience with their lively energy and great singing. This was a crucial moment that changed ABBA’s musical journey.

“Waterloo” wasn’t just a Eurovision win; it launched ABBA into worldwide fame. Not only did Sweden win its first Eurovision Song Contest, but “Waterloo” also became No. 1 on the UK charts just a week after winning Eurovision.


Beyond its musical achievements, “Waterloo” became a cultural icon, often praised as one of the best Eurovision songs ever. The triumphant chorus, with the words “Waterloo, knowing my fate is to be with you,” turned into a love and victory anthem.


ABBA’s victory in Eurovision in 1974 was a big moment that made them famous globally. The lasting impact of “Waterloo” shows how ABBA was great at creating songs that connect with people across the world and generations. As we look back, let’s celebrate that special night in Brighton when ABBA not only won Eurovision but also set the stage for a musical legacy.