Dancing Queen PROMO

Filmed: Monday 2 February 1976

Location: Fattighuset, Döbelnsgatan 3, Stockholm, Sweden

Release status: See below

Shown in: Worldwide

Additional information

Directed by Lasse Hallström.

At the time of filming, the location at Döbelnsgatan 3 was the premises of the discotheque Fattighuset.  Alexandra's Disco moved into the premises the following year which was where the cover photography for Voulez Vous took place.

ABBA wore the velvet costumes worn recently for The Best of ABBA (Musikladen Extra).

Drummer Roger Palm and bassist Rutger Gunnarsson can also be seen in the video.

It was widely rumoured that Björn and Agnetha's daughter, Linda, appeared in the young dancing audience but this seems incredibly unlikely since she would have been just under three years old at the time!

The original 1976 PROMO for Dancing Queen has been widely released on VHS video and DVD over many years.  The best collection is probably the DVD ABBA The Definitive Collection.

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When Dancing Queeen was re-released as a single in 1992, an updated PROMO was released (not currently on YouTube) which mingled the original Dancing Queen video with snippets from the promo videos for On & On & On, Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight), Take A Chance On Me Voulez Vous and Knowing Me, Knowing You. This version has been released on one of the DVDs included with ABBA The Complete Studio Recordings box set released in 2005.

Another version was made to promote the film Muriel's Wedding in 1994. It mainly featured clips from the film interspersed with very short clips from other ABBA promos including Super Trouper, Take a Chance On Me, The Name of the Game, Waterloo, Knowing Me, Knowing You, Mamma Mia, SOS, Voulez Vous, Lay All Your Love On Me and 3 seconds or so of Summer Night City.

On 19 August 2022, a Lyric Video of Dancing Queen was released on ABBA's YouTube channel.

Thanks to Alex Jones, Carl Magnus Palm and Ian Cole and The ABBA Guide to Stockholm. Extra thanks to Chris Williams c/o ABBAtalk.
YouTube links c/o ABBAMaree Harpley and thepiperchile

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