Saturday, June 19, 2010

"Dancing Queen" by ABBA

It's been a big couple of days around here for ABBA; I swear, though, it's a coincidence and not a plot...

Yesterday's history lesson from the Swedish pop legends concerned the comeuppance of a certain ambitious Corsican; today's lesson is in current events - or at least was when it was first performed. Pop music legend has it that Dancing Queen was written for Silvia Sommerlath, then the fiance of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

The song first appeared on their fourth album, 1976's Arrival; here we see it being performed on the eve of that year's royal wedding, and on behalf of the Pop Culture Institute I'd like to wish Their Majesties a heartfelt Har denäran pa bröllopsdagen today!
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