This tormented love song was written by Shane McAnally, Mark Nesler and Matt Fleener. Though Bentley did write six of the twelve tracks on Riser, he was more open to outside material than ever before. "I think in the past, I thought I was listening for outside songs, but I realize after going through this project that I haven't," the singer said at the album's listening party. " I wrote with a lot of people, I wrote with Shane McAnally a bunch, but I never wrote anything that beat what he pitched to me. I think it all kind of gelled together."
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."
The TV show Cheers was nearly canceled after its first season, but the theme song, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," was very popular. To satisfy viewer demand, the theme was made into a full song and released as a single.