You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life...
Dancing Queen singles album cover
In the study group's second year at Greendale Community College, Dean Pelton throws a Halloween bash at the library. In order to keep costs down, he skimps on some of the party supplies like using his own MP3 player to provide the music and purchasing rations from an army surplus store. One of the rations Pelton mistook for taco meat was mysteriously labelled "Classified Phoenix" and ended up causing any student who ate it to get sick. When Annie and Dr. Rich try to warn the others about the infection, the song "Dancing Queen" was playing in the background. Unfortunately, the warning came too late when Leonard very publicly reveals himself to be infected and creates a panic among the party goers. "Dancing Queen" was first heard in the Season Two episode "Epidemiology."
ABBA was a Swedish pop band formed in 1972 made up of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Anderson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The band name is an acronym comprised of the first letters of each of the members. They were an international sensation selling 380 million albums and singles worldwide becoming one of the most successful musical acts of all time. Fältskog and Ulvaeus, as was Lyngstad and Andersson, were romantically involved with each other at the beginning of the bands inception. However, both relationships ultimately ended and the band eventually broke up in 1982.
"Dancing Queen" is a single from the Swedish pop group Abba from their album "Arrival". The song was written by band members Benny Anderson and Björn Ulvaeus. Originally conceived of as a dance song, it had the working title "Boogaloo." It was ABBA manager Stig Anderson who suggested the name change to "Dancing Queen." It was first released in 1976 and became a worldwide hit on international music charts. In America, it was the only song from ABBA to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is considered to be the signature song of Abba and has actually been performed twice in front of Swedish royalty.
ABBA (from left to right) Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad