#ThrowbackThursday. Today we go back to 1977 when Abba scored their 1st Nº1 in the US with Dancing Queen. It was also Nº1 in the UK and 12 other countries – the most successful single of the 70s.

It’s success has continued unabated over the years. In 2000 it came 4th in a Channel 4 television poll of The 1oo Best Number Ones. It ranked Nº174 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time – the only Abba song on the list. In 2002, 188,357 radio listeners in the UK voted for The Top 50 Favourite UK Nº1s and Dancing Queen came in at Nº8. Just last year the musical instrument insurer Musicguard carried out a survey determining Dancing Queen to be the UKs favourite “floorfiller”.

Benny Andersson has cited it as “one of those songs where you know during the sessions that it’s going to be a smash hit”. Agnetha Fältskog also stated on TV: “It’s often difficult to know what will be a hit. The exception was ‘Dancing Queen’. We all knew it was going to be massive”.

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