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  • Benny's Favourite ABBA Songs (2nd Edition) - finished

    This will probably not interest many people but I will do it nevertheless


  • #2
    Singles that missed the top 40:



    Ring Ring
    Waterloo
    Honey Honey
    So Long
    I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do
    Does Your Mother Know
    I Have A Dream
    Under Attack (which is the single with the worst cover photo in the history of music )

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    • #3
      Nice! I'm super curious about your Top 5 ABBA songs.

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      • #4


        40. The Name Of The Game (1977, first single release from "The Album")
        UK #1 (4x), Belgium #2, Ireland #2, Netherlands #2, Sweden #2, Norway #3, South Africa #3, New Zealand #4, Zimbabwe #4, Finland #5, Australia #6, Switzerland #6, Germany #7, Mexico #10, US #12

        39. The King Has Lost His Crown (1979, album track from "Voulez-Vous")

        38. Elaine (1980, b-side to "The Winner Takes It All")

        37. Soldiers (1981, album track from "The Visitors")

        36. Thank You For The Music (1978, taken from "The Album", released as a single in some territories in 1978 and in the UK in 1983)
        South Africa #2 (1978), UK # 33 (1983)

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        • #5
          Good list. Nothing in those five that stands out as uber-faves from them but nothing I dislike either.
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          • #6
            Ah, I'm excited for this! Let me check out the first five.

            The Name of the Game: 9/10 - Wow, this was really good! Quality production and great lyrics.

            The King Has Lost His Crown: 8.5/10 - Ugh, their music is so good! I can't really say anything negative about this. The delivery was really quirky in parts.

            Elaine: 9/10 - So catchy! Really, they have so few bad songs.

            Soldiers: 8/10 - Really good track. Not quite as incredible as some of the other songs in their discography though.

            Thank You For The Music: 10/10 - OMG, much thanks for charting this! I have not heard this in ages! I remember hearing it as a kid growing up and not knowing who was the act that recorded it but then not caring either, only caring about how much I loved it! Ah, the nostalgia!
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            • #7
              Nice list. I love "Under Attack" though but I agree the cover is weird. Like the girls don't even look like themselves?
              “B**** come here! B**** come here! B**** come here!”

              “I’m staying right here.”

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mikerocha
                Nice list. I love "Under Attack" though but I agree the cover is weird. Like the girls don't even look like themselves?
                They should have sued the photographer!

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                • #9
                  Aside from Gold and a couple of randoms I need to check out some ABBA songs, so I'll go by your list.
                  The Name Of The Game: not my favourite single of theirs but still good.
                  The King Has Lost His Crown: OMFG loved it, especially the chorus.
                  Elaine: great, the chorus will be stuck in my head for ages!
                  Soldiers: yeah, not their best but still nice.
                  Thank You For The Music: in my Top 3 ABBA songs of all-time. Perfection.

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                  • #10
                    ABBA were my first favourite band as a kid, and i feel nostalgic when i hear them.
                    Ring ring and Does your mother know will be in my top 20 if i doing my own ABBA chart.
                    My top 3 are Eagle, Knowing me knowing you and the Name of the game. We will see if we match (sadly one's got away).

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the comments

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                      • #12


                        35. Slipping Through My Fingers (1981, album track from "The Visitors")

                        34. Head Over Heels (1982, second single release from "The Visitors" in Europe)
                        Belgium #2, Netherlands #4, Austria #8, France #10, Germany #19, UK #25

                        33. Hole In Your Soul (1978, album track from "The Album")

                        32. Our Last Summer (1980, album track from "Super Trouper")

                        31. I Let The Music Speak (1981, album track from "The Visitors")

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                        • #13
                          I checked your links and my favourites gotta be Hole In Your Soul and The Name Of the Game.

                          Now that album cover... scary!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Wardo
                            Now that album cover... scary!
                            It was the cover to their very last single "Under Attack" in late 1982 which was a flop by their standards.

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                            • #15
                              Slipping Through My Fingers is nice enough, strong message behind the song.
                              Head Over Heals is pretty cool.
                              Hole In Your Soul - wow a bit more rockier for ABBA. They do well with the vocals but it's not catchy enough for my liking.
                              Our Last Summer is gorgeous.
                              I Let The Music Speak - really quite atmospheric and different from what I've heard of them but it's a great song!

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                              • #16


                                30. The Way Old Friends Do (1980, album track from "Super Trouper")

                                29. Dreamworld (1978, unreleased until 1994)

                                28. On And On And On (1980, taken from "Super Trouper", released as a single in some countries)
                                Australia #9

                                27. Summer Night City (1978, worldwide single)
                                Finland #1, Ireland #1 (1x), Sweden #1 (1x), Belgium #2, Norway #3, Zimbabwe #4, Netherlands #5, Switzerland #5, UK #5, Germany #6, Mexico #10, Japan #24

                                26. The Visitors (1981, a single release in the US from the album of the same name)
                                US #63

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                                • #17
                                  I like especially The Name Of The Game, Thank You For The Music, Summer Night City and On And On And On!

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                                  • #18
                                    I love the videos you've chosen for some of the album tracks.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Grybop
                                      I love the videos you've chosen for some of the album tracks.
                                      Thanks, the videos you are referring to are from a person called RJS, he/she really did a fantastic job.

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                                      • #20


                                        25. Super Trouper (1980, second single release from the album of the same name)
                                        Germany #1 (5x), Belgium #1 (4x), Ireland #1 (3x), UK #1 (3x), Netherlands #1 (2x), Norway #2, Austria #3, Mexico #3, Switzerland #3, France #4, Finland #5, Spain #8

                                        24. Kisses Of Fire (1979, album track from "Voulez-Vous")

                                        23. Happy New Year (1980, album track from "Super Trouper", released as a single in some countries in 1999 and as a download)
                                        Sweden #4 (2004), Norway #5 (2009), Netherlands #8 (2011)

                                        22. Fernando (1976, worldwide single)
                                        Australia #1 (14x), Switzerland #1 (11x), New Zealand #1 (9x), Austria #1 (8x), Germany #1 (7x), Ireland #1 (6x), South Africa #1 (6x), Mexico #1 (5x), UK #1 (4x), Belgium #1 (3x), France #1 (3x), Netherlands #1 (3x), Finland #2, Norway #2, Sweden #2, Zimbabwe #2, Spain #3, Canada #4, Italy #6, US #13

                                        21. Cassandra (1982, b-side to "The Day Before You Came")

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                                        • #21
                                          I'm dancing to On and On and On now!

                                          Kisses Of Fire is pretty good, I didn't remember it! The beggining is so theatrical and suddenly it grows. I like when they sing 'kisses of fireee'.

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                                          • #22
                                            Originally posted by Wardo
                                            I'm dancing to On and On and On now!

                                            Kisses Of Fire is pretty good, I didn't remember it! The beggining is so theatrical and suddenly it grows. I like when they sing 'kisses of fireee'.
                                            Glad you like these! Best thing about "On And On And On" are the lyrics. I also like the beginning of "Kisses Of Fire" and how it suddenly turns into disco.

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                                            • #23
                                              Super Trouper and Fernando are classics, great songs!

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                                              • #24


                                                20. As Good As New (1979, taken from "Voulez-Vous", released as a single in Mexico)
                                                Mexico #1 (2x)

                                                19. Move On (1978, album track from "The Album)

                                                18. Take A Chance On Me (1978, second single release from "The Album")
                                                Mexico #1 (6x), Austria #1 (4x), UK #1 (3x), Belgium #1 (2x), Ireland #1 (1x), Netherlands #2, Zimbabwe #2, Canada #3, Germany #3, Switzerland #3, USA #3, South Africa #6, Norway #8, France #10

                                                17. Voulez-Vous (1979, third single release from the album of the same name)
                                                Belgium #1 (3x), Ireland #3, UK #3, Netherlands #4, France #9, Spain #9, Switzerland #9, Germany #14, Japan #18

                                                16. One Of Us (1981, first single release from "The Visitors")
                                                Belgium #1 (4x), Ireland #1 (4x), Netherlands #1 (2x), Germany #1 (1x), Austria #3, Switzerland #3, UK #3, South Africa #4, Norway #6, Spain #7, France #8

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                                                • #25
                                                  Slipping Through My Fingers: 7.5/10 - This was only slightly above average and we all know that ABBA are way above average in general. Good enough for an album track though.

                                                  Head Over Heels: 8/10 - Catchy chorus and solid track overall.

                                                  Hole In Your Soul: 8/10 - You'd never expect a song with such a title to be as light and fun as this one was. I enjoyed it.

                                                  Our Last Summer: 8/10 - I liked it when I first spun Super Trouper and it sounds just as good as the first time I heard it.

                                                  I Let The Music Speak: 7.5/10 - Good, but they have much better.

                                                  The Way Old Friends Do: 8.5/10 - I really like this song for some reason. I normally don't like live recordings but the girls' voices on this are incredible. The lyrics are great too.

                                                  Dreamworld: 7/10 - Good, but still a bit sub-par in comparison to the rest of their awesome material.

                                                  On and On and On: 7.5/10 - Catchy but the chorus is a bit repetitive.

                                                  Summer Night City: 8.5/10 - Interesting melody, strong chorus, and I love the summer vibe! Quality track!

                                                  The Visitors: 7.5/10 - The vocals in the beginning sound a bit off, but they get much better as the song progresses.

                                                  Super Trouper: 8/10 - Very good and an immediate joy to the ears.

                                                  Kisses of Fire: 8.5/10 - Killer chorus! Really loved it. Download-worthy for sure.

                                                  Happy New Year: 7.5/10 - Like with "On and On and On", this can get a bit irritating after repeated plays.

                                                  Fernando: 7.5/10 - Ah, this reminded me so much of Gaga's "Alejandro". Alas, I wasn't that impressed by it.

                                                  Cassandra: 7/10 - Good, but they're capable of better.

                                                  As Good as New: 8/10 - Ah, this was good! Loved the end.

                                                  Move On: 8/10 - Also good.

                                                  Take a Chance on Me: 8.5/10 - One of the best songs on its parent album.

                                                  Voulez-Vous: 8/10 - Pretty good on the first listen!

                                                  One of Us: 9.5/10 - Extremely relatable lyrics, beautiful melody, solid vocals! This is easily one of my favourite ABBA songs.
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