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Boomer Anthems: Abba – Dancing Queen

A Boomer Giantess with 402,765,024 views since Oct 8, 2009.

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

[Note: Some may cringe and some may whine and wail about the exhumation of ABBA, but to no avail. When it comes to the truth about “Boomer Anthems,” this group looms large in the legend. So for all of wusses when it comes to disco, for you……  NO MERCY!]

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  • ghostsniper February 8, 2020, 12:12 PM

    Everyone else was balancing on their platform shoes and I came rollin’ in on my earth shoes.

  • Nobody Atall February 8, 2020, 12:22 PM

    sigh … all that shiny sleek hair … sunrise, sunset

  • BJM February 8, 2020, 12:24 PM

    No. Just no.

  • ambiguousfrog February 8, 2020, 1:45 PM

    Best thing to come out of Sweden. Now it’s gone thanks to immigration.

  • Kwai Chang Mandelblit February 8, 2020, 2:46 PM

    I’m a Gen X’er, we had much better anthems, sorry. Just sayin’.

  • Callmelennie February 8, 2020, 3:13 PM

    Dr Sucktune … OR

    How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love ABBA

  • Lance de Boyle February 8, 2020, 3:43 PM

    SOS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89w-L3aICj4

    It is said that P. Townsend liked it.
    “So, what?”
    “Yeah, who cares?”

    Can’t beat the harmony.

  • jwm February 8, 2020, 4:00 PM

    Despite the previous comments, this is one of those songs that everybody likes, but no one will admit to it.
    Me? uh- no. I hate it.


  • Bee Bop February 8, 2020, 6:11 PM

    I’m a pre boomer. We had the real thing.

  • Bee Bop February 8, 2020, 6:15 PM

    But Annie Frid was smoking hot. And still is. Interestingly she’s not a boomer.

  • Klaus February 8, 2020, 6:26 PM

    Sorry Ambiguousfrog, but I believe the best thing to ever come out of Sweden was the M96 Mauser….

  • Vanderleun February 8, 2020, 6:30 PM

    I always think I’m going to hate it but then when it actually plays I get the boost and humm along.

  • Gordon Scott February 8, 2020, 7:46 PM

    Anni-Frid is the daughter of a Norwegian mother and a German occupation soldier. There is a special term the Norskis use to describe such offspring, and it’s not an affectionate one. Many were shunned and driven out of the country. I’m not sure if that’s how she wound up in Sweden or not.

    Ikea stores put on a smorgasbord four times a year. It’s quite a deal, all the meatballs and herring you can eat for a pretty low price. Because the Twin Cities area has enough Swedes for a consulate, the local Ikea store even brings in a small Swedish folk orchestra.

    One time, as the band was taking a break, I approached one of them and said I wanted to hear Dancing Queen, and I said I knew very well that they all knew the music and could play it. The gal smiled, and in a dead perfect MinneSwede accent, said, “well, you know, Benny does write folk music, he plays in a folk band sometimes. I think we have one of his pieces….” I didn’t get to hear Dancing Queen.

  • Uncle Mikey February 8, 2020, 11:25 PM

    Great song. It works

  • TeeRoy Jenkins February 9, 2020, 8:11 AM

    Song arrived when I was about 11 or 12, relatively innocent still, didn’t care for it much. Years later I heard it playing in my 11 yr old daughters room as I was walking down the hall, looked in and she and my niece were dancing to it in their innocence. A song of innocence written for the innocent, changed my perspective. It has a place in the music of my life marking moments in time. Hearing certain songs takes me back to when…

  • Terry February 9, 2020, 4:03 PM

    Ambiguousfrog and Klaus

    I agree with both of your points of view. However, Ambiguousfrog is a world connoisseur collector of superb beauty that is still current and available. The Mauser M96, was, a great action.

  • Doig February 9, 2020, 9:10 PM

    To me this song will always remind me of being 17 and starting my year as an exchange student in Germany. That’s the summer it came out. Even though my mind was 99.9% filled with classical music, there you have it.

  • bob sykes February 10, 2020, 5:19 AM

    In the video, the Dancing Queen looks to be about 14. That was pushing it even for the Disco era.

    On the other hand, I like the song, and the women are stone foxes.