Day 3 - a song that makes you happy
ABBA, "Dancing Queen" (video on YouTube)
This song could fall into multiple categories for me on the overall song list. Song from my childhood, song that is a guilty pleasure, song that people might be surprised that I like.
All told, there is something about ABBA for me that makes me laugh and makes me happy. The cheesy 70s costumes, the hair! The weird Swedish pop look and feel to the overall band. The ... bell bottoms.
I think a lot of how I feel about this song is married to my relationship with my sister. We weren't very close growing up, due to my being a bitch and her being, well, a little sister. But we shared a great love of music, thanks to our mom. Mom had a crankin' 8-track stereo in the car, and we grew up on the best that the 60s and 70s (and sometimes the 50s) had to offer.
I think of my sister's platinum blond hair, the blond Swedish chick, and the two part female vocal harmony, and dancing around in a circle. I also think about roller rinks, skating with boys (falling on my ass) and good friends from Junior High School. I also love the fact that you can tell they maybe have no idea what they're saying, that they're singing in a language truly foreign to them (maybe) especially when they sing "Where they play the rock music." It's so cute to me. I have this thing for Scandinavians and their accents. It's adorable.
So ABBA overall is a band with super cheese factor, 70s charm, and this song really makes me smile.