This is the first single from BEC Recordings' singer-songwriter Bebo Norman's eighth studio album, Lights of Distant Cities. The record reflects a difficult period in Norman's spiritual life and the ensuing breakthrough. "The last few years have been pretty intense – a long, slow progression, or digression, into a spiritual desert," he recalled. "I struggled to write anything hopeful. But I wanted to be true to the season I was in, so I simply wrote about the hopelessness I was experiencing."
"My tendency is to allow the darkness to override the hope I have in Christ," continued Norman "A few months prior to recording I experienced an intense season of recovery and renewal. I finished nearly all of the songs after the recovery process. So you have desperation and recovery – darkness and light – represented within the same song."
Pete Townshend never had a #1 UK hit with The Who or as a solo artist, but he did produce and play on a song that hit the top spot there: "Something In The Air" by Thunderclap Newman, a group he assembled.
ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson conceived "Dancing Queen" as a dance song with the working title "Boogaloo," drawing inspiration from the 1974 George McCrae disco hit "Rock Your Baby." Their manager Stig Anderson came up with the title "Dancing Queen."