ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” Performed by Bells on Temple Square
Break out the disco ball, bell bottoms, and leisure suits, because the Bells on Temple Square have just released a cover of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen.”
The Bells have a habit of performing out of the box songs such as “Flight of the Bumblebee,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” or “Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys. This time they may have topped themselves with a worldwide hit by Swedish pop sensation ABBA. “Dancing Queen” was the first single released from ABBA’s fourth studio album, and reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in America and topped charts in more than a dozen countries including their home country of Sweden.
Rolling Stone magazine named “Dancing Queen” 12th on a list of the top 100 pop songs of the 1970’s, and the song was also inducted into the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame. The song was written by two members of the group, Benny Andersson, and Björn Ulvaeus, as well as Stig Anderson, and has been covered by artists such as Belinda Carlisle, Kylie Minogue, Sixpence None the Richer, and the cast of the television show Glee. “Dancing Queen” was also performed in the 2008 Mamma Mia film and its 2018 sequel.
Watch the bells on Temple Square get their groove on with ABBA’s disco-inspired “Dancing Queen.”
The Bells on Temple Square rehearse every Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Rehearsals are open to the public. Visitors should enter at door 11, located on the east end of the building, near the flagpole. See website for exceptions.