The third single from Lisa Stansfield's Seven album is a Pop-Soul tune about accepting who we are and believing in ourselves. "This song is lovely to me," the singer said. "It's all about being proud of being yourself and holding your head up high. We are what we are. So be it!'
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."