AOTY 2018

Dancing Queen

Cher - Dancing Queen
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2018 Ratings: #308 / 704
User Score
Based on 48 ratings
2018 Ratings: #607
September 28, 2018 / Release Date
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Warner Bros. / Label
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Entertainment Weekly

Not all 10 tracks on the record reinvent the wheel ... but some songs drip in abundance with Cher’s influence.


It’s a surprise, sure, to hear Cher grabbing the mic from Agnetha, replacing her reedy naiveté with the voice of an older, throatier, and more self-assured woman. But by god, it’s glorious.

A.V. Club

Dancing Queen pulls off a perfect balance of frothy effervescence and resonant emotional depth.

The Guardian

Dancing Queen, an album of Abba covers that could easily have sailed by like glitter on the breeze, is often surprisingly ingenious.

Rolling Stone

The pop icon turns Seventies classics into modern club bangers and brings out the dark burden of their late-career divorce songs.


It's no musical masterpiece, but Cher's album of Abba covers is joyously camp – and also surprisingly poignant.


It's just enough of an update to feel fresh, yet familiar enough to be nothing but a dose of glitzy, cheerful nostalgia.

The Telegraph

It would be quite hard to describe these new versions as interpretations of the famous catalogue, when really they're replications.

Slant Magazine

For an artist who’s built an entire third act by carving out her own distinct niche in dance-pop music, the album feels surprisingly derivative, even anonymous.

i don't read the bible, i listen to it.
I had to dock some points because this is essentially Cher doing ABBA karaoke, but I can't deny that I GOT MY FUCKING LIFE to this. I feel like my homosexuality got an upgrade. I'm pretty sure several gays somewhere out there were instantaneously put into their coffins by the mere announcement of this album. In addition, this album contains almost radioactive levels of camp that will kill closed-minded people who attempt to listen, albeit for different reasons than the aforementioned ... read more
The only autotune voice that blends even with gospel.

Best tracks: Dancing Queen, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight), Waterloo, The Name of the Game, SOS, The Winner Takes It All.
Worst tracks: -
Um verdadeiro desserviço às obras do ABBA. Não consigo me conformar que a Cher tenha sido capaz de estragar músicas perfeitas e sem defeitos com autotune em excesso. O que ela fez com The Winner Takes it All foi imperdoável, transformou uma balada linda numa farofa à la David Guetta. Estou em luto em memória às músicas originais do ABBA.
1. Dancing Queen = 100
2. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) = 100
3. The Name of the Game = 60
4. SOS = 100
5. Waterloo = 100
6. Mamma Mia = 80
7. Chiquitita = 100
8. Fernando = 80
9. The Winner Takes It All = 80
10. One of Us = 100
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Track List

  1. Dancing Queen
  2. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
  3. The Name of the Game
  4. SOS
  5. Waterloo
  6. Mamma Mia
  7. Chiquitita
  8. Fernando
  9. The Winner Takes It All
  10. One of Us
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Added on: August 29, 2018