“The Sign” is a song by the Swedish band Ace of Base, which was released on 29 October 1993 in Europe. The song was an international hit, reaching number two in the United Kingdom and spending six non-consecutive weeks as number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. It appeared on the band’s album Happy Nation (titled The Sign in North America).
The song was the No. 1 song of 1994 according to Billboard magazine’s year-end charts. The song was ranked at number 60 on The Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs for the first 50 years of the Hot 100 chart and received a nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Group or Duo at the 1995 Grammy Awards.
The song was heavily featured in the fifth season finale of American Dad!, “Great Space Roaster”. The song has also been covered in the TV series Full House, in which fictional band “Girl Talk”, led by character Stephanie Tanner, mess up the song during the performance. The song is also played in the South Park episode “Prehistoric Ice Man,” the 2012 comedy Pitch Perfect and in the pilot of Hindsight.