"The Sign" is a song by the Swedish band
Ace of Base, which was released on 29 October 1993 in Europe. It was an international hit, reaching number two in the United Kingdom and spending six non-consecutive weeks at number one on the
Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. More prominently, it became the top song on Billboard's 1994 Year End Chart. 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
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. Girl Talk performed the song again in
Fuller House. The song is also played in the
South Park episode "
Prehistoric Ice Man," the 2012 comedy
Pitch Perfect and in the pilot of
Hindsight. In 2016, it was covered in a commercial for
Uncle Ben's rice.