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#1 Thirty-Five Years Ago Today

Recorded in the summer of 1975, ABBA's only U.S. chart-topper didn't achieve its lone week at the summit until the spring of 1977. Dancing Queen's glory as ABBA's biggest and most enduring American hit was besmirched last year when it the media learned it was Newt Gingrich's ringtone. TRIVIA 1: Dancing Queen was written just months after ABBA won Eurovision 1974 for Sweden with Waterloo. TRIVIA 2: Among the many well-known acts that have lovingly (and often mockingly) performed Dancing Queen in concert: The Sex Pistols, U2, Bjork, Alanis Morrisette.

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