BBC Radio 2 listeners vote for their favourite ABBA song

BBC Radio 2 listeners have crowned Dancing Queen their favourite ABBA song as the station marks 50 years since the band won the Eurovision Song Contest.

Tens of thousands of votes were cast by music fans, which also put The Winner Takes It All at number two, and Thank You For The Music at number three.

Number four is Slipping Through My Fingers and number five is The Day Before You Came.

The voting was launched by Gary Davies on 5th April and closed on 18th April. Listeners could select up to five of their favourite tracks from a list of 45 titles comprising all ABBA’s UK Top 40 hits, plus a selection of other classics as chosen by Radio 2’s panel of ABBA superfans, including presenters Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Sara Cox.

The Top 30 will be on-air from 1-3pm on Radio 2’s Super Saturday, 11th May, and is now live on BBC Sounds.

Gary Davies said, “Dancing Queen is one of those songs that just makes you happy every time you hear it and still gets any dancefloor full to this day – a guaranteed singalong! Thank you Radio 2 listeners for crowning such a brilliant track Your Ultimate ABBA Song.”

Jeff Smith, Radio 2’s Head of Music said: “Radio 2 listeners’ love of ABBA has not diminished since they burst onto the music scene in the 1970s, and Dancing Queen is absolutely one of the most classic pop songs ever recorded.”