This was the Canadian band's first single. It was originally released in February 1997 in Canada, and the following year it peaked at #34 in the UK. The single was reissued in 1999 in the UK nafter being featured in a Rolling Rock TV advertisment.
On VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders, James Di Salvio said: "It's about me being in LA trying to make a movie and getting really bored with it and going out clubbing and DJ-ing, eventually taking the jump into making the record. It's kind of like falling out of love with one medium into the next. When you impose things in your life you have to do things because of your ego, you have to accomplish so much at a certain age and you want to so something else and you have to take the plunge and do it."
Oto from SlovakiaI woke up again this morning with the sun in my eyes.... Very good music for waking up, nostalgic sound reminds me my high school times... Lazy morning with bag on my back heading to school.
Carmelo from Genova, ItalyThis song can be heard as the main titles track at the start of the film "Playing By Heart", starring Sean Connery, Geena Rowland and a very young Angelina Jolie.
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."