Abba: Dancing Queen Meaning
Song Released: 1976
Covered By: Glee Cast
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Dancing Queen Lyrics
You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life ohh yaa
Ooo.. see that girl, watch that scene, dig in the Dancing Queen ahhh ahhh
Friday night and the lights are low
Looking out for the place to go
Where they play the...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:tartimarty Mar 2nd 2009 report
Dancing Queen has many hidden meanings and many of the lyrics project multiple meanings simultaneously. As soon as the song starts we hear the intro which can be felt as both joyful yet poignant and almost nostalgic like someone is remembering a distant memory of their own Dancing Queen...then the chorus bursts out "You can dance! You can jive!" We can imagine an audience of appreciative onlookers are complementing the Dancing Queen's skilled footwork on the dancefloor. Not only are they complementing her dancing but they're complementing her youthfulness, innocence and joie de vivre which they have probably lost over the years. "Watch that scene" The sight is so beautiful one cannot help but "behold" it which is the meaning of "Dig in.....the Dancing Queen" To dig something means to behold or enjoy a good look at.
The first verse is reminiscent of so many teenage nites out....Friday nite...school's over for the week, the lights are low.....where will we go tonight....wherever they play the right music....the Dancing Queen is looking for her king....she hasn't been hardened by years of failed relationships and broken hearts and instead lives in a naive fantasy world of prince charmings and happily ever afters....her fantasies are probably not sexual....just a dream of going out and meeting the perfect boy and who knows tonight could be the nite!! And the nite is still young... In the meantime dancing is a fun diversion while waiting for the "King" to come along...all week long the Dancing Queen may be restricted by the authority of teachers, parents, bosses in her shitty part time job, but now is her "chance" to shine and break free. She's no longer just an ordinary schoolgirl she is "the Dancing Queen" young and sweet only seventeen...this confirms that the audience are indeed older and are able to appreciate the Dancing Queen's innocence and beauty. Also the older men in the club lust after her...even tho they know the shouldn't really. She teases them, using her developing body to get their attention, but she knows she's too young to deal with it so when they become to interested she slips away.... "leave them burning and then you're gone" then it's time to tease someone else so she moves thru the club until the temptation to dance is too great. The theme in the song is one of joy and a celebration of youth and innocence while a lament for that same loss of youth and innocence felt by the onlookers.
anonymous Mar 31st 2020 report
this song is dummy lit
i don't want to bling bling your eyes
thank you ot21 remains superior
my interpretation was too short so i mean i guess it's about boogeying on the dance floor totally groovy style with like disco balls and sparkly john elton playing the piano riffs
anonymous Nov 24th 2019 report
When I heard the song it become the hit for my favorite movie and so it had some fun beat, but me and my friend are singing to dancing queen. But we’re great friends but me and Ben wrote it with max and shellback. And so we asked them if we can do a extra cover for the movie mamma Mia and put some fun songs and do something different, then it’ll be a great hit and the musical number
anonymous Feb 21st 2019 report
I think its about pooping on the dance floor tbh
anonymous Aug 14th 2013 report
This song is about sex. Lots and lots of sex.
anonymous Jan 11th 2013 report
It's about a gay guy who likes to dance, hence The Dancing Queen. He could be a transvestite, but not necessary to the song.
anonymous Dec 15th 2011 report
sHE KNOW HOW TO DANCE DUH...
anonymous Feb 9th 2011 report
As ABBA were a Swedish band, the song was written for Queen Christina of Sweden. The song is about enjoying life why you are still young enough. It is about loads of onlookers watching as the “Dancing Queen” dances amazingly. She is such a good dancer you can’t help but watch, hence the “Watch this scene, digging the Dancing Queen”. It is her chance to shine, away from her parents and elders out partying.
anonymous Sep 9th 2010 report
I think the song is about a girl who just wants to dance!!! :)
GlitterSara Feb 25th 2004 report
It's about a disco chick on the surface, but in reality I think it's talking about living life to the fullest and enjoying the ride. Like when they sing "You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life see that girl, watch that scene, diggin the Dancing Queen" it's like sayin "go on! party! Have fun while you're young!"
The Dancing Queen is about a girl who absolutely loves disco. When she goes to a disco club, the music fills her, and she becomes the dancing queen. Anyone can be her guy, the night is young and the music is high, she's getting in the groove, she's in the mood for dance. And when she gets the chance, she is the dancing queen, young and sweet only seventeen. And Stephanie is also seventeen. Therefore, Stephanie is the Dancing Queen.
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