Dancing Queen - The Eurovision Dance Album (14 Hottest Dance Hits)
Label: Point Entertainment Ltd. - 6124 • Format: CD Album • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: Eurodance, Disco
Andersson and Ulvaeus also produced the song. Musically, "Dancing Queen" is a Europop version of American disco music. The recording sessions for "Dancing Queen" began on 4 August The demo was called "Boogaloo" and as the sessions progressed, Andersson and Ulvaeus found inspiration in the dance rhythm of George McCrae 's " Rock Your Baby ", as well as the drumming on Dr.
John 's album, Dr. John's Gumbo. During the sessions, Benny Andersson brought a tape home with the backing Ighty Diamond* - Africa on it and played it to Anni-Frid Lyngstad, who apparently started crying when listening. Lyngstad said, "I found the song so beautiful. It's one of those songs that goes straight to your heart.
The exception was 'Dancing Queen. Frida contacted The Real Group and together they did an a cappella version of the song on stage at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm, in front of the king and queen. The Dancing Queen - The Eurovision Dance Album (14 Hottest Dance Hits) prime minister at the time, Ingvar Carlssonwas also in the audience that night and said it was an ingenious idea to perform "Dancing Queen" a cappella. It is also featured in the film's sequel, Mamma Mia!
Here We Go Again. The song sold over three million copies. According to Donald A. Guarisco of AllMusicthe track's "sincerity and sheer musicality have allowed it to outlast the disco boom and become a standard of dance-pop.
The re-issued "Dancing Queen" reached No. It was chosen as No. It is ranked No. Also ineditors of Rolling Stone with MTV compiled a list of the best pop songs; "Dancing Queen" placed 12th among songs of the s.
Inthe British performing rights group Phonographic Performance Limited celebrated its 75th anniversary by listing the 75 songs that have played most in Great Britain on the radio, in clubs and on jukeboxes. In Augustlisteners to the s-themed UK radio station " Smooth 70s " voted "Dancing Queen" as their favourite hit of the decade.
In Octoberthe musical instrument insurer Musicguard carried out a survey determining "Dancing Queen" to be the United Kingdom's favourite "floorfiller". Jonze writes: "Dancing Queen is beautifully produced: catchy and euphoric, the perfect backdrop for a song that encapsulates the carefree bliss of youth". When the single came out in the spring ofit peaked at number one in Mexico, becoming their first number one hit in that country. The song was also a smash hit in South America peaking at number three in Argentina, number five in Chile, number six in Colombia and number fifteen in Brazil.
This was the main single for the United States promotion, when the album was released in March The video for "The Name of the Game" was an unofficial video, made especially for an A-Teens TV special in Sweden and it was never Credit In The Straight World - Hole - Live Through This to be a promotional video.
It was only aired by Channel 4. Directed by Patrick Kiely, the video is set in a big high school. The video is a tribute to the movie The Breakfast Clubwhere band members and extras serving as background dancers are left in a classroom which transforms into a nightclub.
Paul Diffractors - David Lee Myers - Superpositionsthe actor who played the assistant principal in the film, reprises the role for the video.
It also appears in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. It charted on the Billboard Hot K pop group Brotherhood of Man also recorded Joyenergizer (Original Mix) - Sander Van Doorn - Joyenergizer song. It was released Emotions - Mariah Carey - #1s (VHS) 21 July as the fourth single from the soundtrack.
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