Cher Released Her 'Dancing Queen' Album to Help This Week Suck a Little Bit Less

She knew we all needed it today.

Musical, Album cover, Fashion, Performance, Pop music, Electric blue, Style,
(Image credit: Warner Bros. / Getty)

If you, like me, are feeling defeated and exhausted after listening to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh yesterday, there is a glimmer of light today. In a perfectly timed move, Cher released her Dancing Queen album (opens in new tab), which covers 10 ABBA classics.

Cher knew exactly what she was doing when she dropped the album at midnight last night. She tweeted, "I’m thrilled if the music lifts you up, makes you want to sing & dance around your room....Or helps you cry & not feel completely alone. These can be strange times. I was beyond excited singing these songs, & I hope You’re HAPPY listening to them." The icon signed the tweet "me" with a kiss emoji, and suddenly I forgot that it's still 2018.

In no surprise whatsoever, the songs are every bit of brilliant as the originals with their Cher spin, and while the album does make me want to watch Mamma Mia all day instead of working, it's worth a listen this morning.

See more

Dancing Queen marks the 26th album for the legend, and it's her first one in five years. She's currently traveling across the world for her "Here We Go Again" tour. (You can buy tickets here (opens in new tab).)

“The songs were harder to sing than I imagined, but I'm so happy with how the music came out,” she told Billboard (opens in new tab). “I'm really excited for people to hear it. It's a perfect time.”

First, listen to the 1976 "Dancing Queen" cover below:

Then stream the full album on Spotify below, or listen to it here (opens in new tab) on Apple Music. Take care of yourselves today.

RELATED STORIES

Text, Art, Facial hair, Portrait,

(Image credit: Design by Morgan McMullen)

performance, green, stage, yellow, human, performing arts, interaction, human body, photography, event,

(Image credit: Clay Enos)
Rachel Epstein
Rachel Epstein

Rachel Epstein is an editor at Marie Claire, where she writes and edits culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also manages the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game, finding a new coffee shop, or analyzing your cousin's birth chart—in no particular order.