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    by » Thu February 7th, 2019, 16:40



    It's my personal ranking of all 100 ABBA songs.
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    by » Thu February 7th, 2019, 16:46

    96. Watch Out
    97. King Kong Song
    98. Intermezzo No.1
    99. Arrival
    100. Fernando

    "Fernando" became one of ABBA's best-selling singles and topping the charts in many countries include insane 14 weeks at # 1 result in Australia. Surprisingly in their native Sweden "Fernando" was peaked only at # 2 behind the Swedish alpine ski team anthem.

    Brotherhood of Man hit "Angelo" was criticized by many for its similarity to "Fernando", but in my retro chart "Angelo" became a big hit and spent 4 weeks at # 1, "Fernando" was the first ABBA single, which wasn't represented in my weekly top 30.
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    by » Sat February 16th, 2019, 11:22

    91. Move On
    92. Man In The Middle
    93. Eagle
    94. Chiquitita
    95. Put On Your White Sombrero

    "Chiquitita" proved to be one of ABBA's biggest hits. It was featured in a 1979 UNICEF charity event. "Chiquitita" hit #1 in Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and was a Top 5 hit in ABBA's native Sweden, United Kingdom (peaking at #2 in both countries where Blondie's "Heart of Glass" was occupying the top spot), Australia, West Germany and Norway, making it the most successful single from "Voulez-Vous" album in terms of global charts and one of the most famous charity songs ever.

    "Eagle" didn't have a major success on the charts. One reason was that the song was already available on "The Album"; another was the limited release in the most European countries (Austria # 17, Belgium # 1, France # 16, West Germany # 6, Netherlands # 4, Switzerland # 7), but not in United Kingdom.
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    by » Sat February 16th, 2019, 11:31

    I will follow this thread closely!

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    by » Sat February 16th, 2019, 11:39

    'Watch Out' and 'King Kong Song' are both okay but nothing special IMO.

    'Intermezzo No.1' is a nice instrumental, as is 'Arrival', though I prefer the former to the latter.

    'Fernando' & 'Chiquitita' are both very strong singles and are in my top 20 favourite ABBA songs.

    'Man in the Middle' is very weak, one of their worst.

    'Eagle' is majestic and one of their most epic songs. It should have been released as a worldwide single. I would rank it among my 10 or 20 ABBA faves.

    'Sombrero' is okay but nothing more, I understand why it was originally not included on the 'Super Trouper' album.

    'Move On' has a very catchy melody and a strong chorus. It's one of their most underrated songs. The only negative thing about it is the fact that the first verse is sung by Björn.

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    by » Sat February 16th, 2019, 21:28

    93. Eagle
    93 places higher on my chart
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    by » Sun February 17th, 2019, 09:06

    86. The Visitors
    87. Santa Rosa
    88. My Mama Said
    89. Lay All Your Love On Me
    90. Hole In Your Soul

    "Lay All Your Love on Me", is a song recorded in 1980 for "Super Trouper" album. It was released only as a 12-inch single in 1981 in limited territories, rather than as a standard 7-inch record. At the time, it was the highest selling 12-inch record in UK chart history, where it peaked at number 7.
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    by » Sun February 17th, 2019, 09:41

    'Santa Rosa' is one of their worst songs. 'My Mama Said' is quite nice, it's among their better album tracks from their early days.

    'The Visitors' is fantastic, I love the fact that it sounds completely different to all their other material. It would be in my personal top 30.

    'Lay All Your Love on Me' is my favourite one from the bunch. The chorus is just epic. It would be in the lower ranks of my personal top 10.

    'Hole in Your Soul' is nice, I love the part right after the chorus when they sing 'you paint your world and use all colours' and 'the songs you sing are too romantic' in angelic voices.

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    by » Mon February 18th, 2019, 06:52

    Benny, thanks for your comments about each song.
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    by » Mon February 18th, 2019, 07:04

    81. The Piper
    82. Cassandra
    83. The Way Old Friends Do
    84. Lovers (Live A Little Longer)
    85. Soldiers

    It's the first five songs selection without any big hits or personal favourites.

    I don't use Last.Fm, but possibly "Soldiers" and "The Visitors" are my two least played ABBA songs, if don't count their instrumentals.
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    by » Mon February 18th, 2019, 12:31

    The Piper and Cassandra are two of my favourites, I also enjoy Soldiers (more than you, it seems).

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    by » Mon February 18th, 2019, 12:36

    'The Piper' is one of the best album tracks from 'Super Trouper', I like it a lot.

    'Cassandra' is beautiful, probably their best b-side. I could easily have been released as an a-side.

    'The Way Old Friends Do' is quite bombastic, though I have to be in the right mood to listen to it.

    'Lovers (Live a Little Longer)' is okay, it's my least favourite song on 'Voulez-Vous'.

    I absolutely love 'Soldiers', it's so beautiful!

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    by » Mon February 18th, 2019, 13:15

    Quote Originally Posted by navi View Post
    93 places higher on my chart
    Preach it! Eagle is so beautiful! Putting it at #93 cancels this list. Hopefully Top 10 is good and nakes up for it

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    by » Tue February 19th, 2019, 06:48

    76. Voulez-Vous
    77. I Saw It In The Mirror
    78. People Need Love
    79. Sitting In The Palmtree
    80. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)

    "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" was very successful song for ABBA. It hit no. 1 in Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland and Switzerland, also reaching Top 3 in Austria, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Norway.

    In comparison with ABBA's hits both before and after, "Voulez-Vous" was not a major hit for the group. Peaked positons weren't very impressive (Belgium # 1, UK # 3, Ireland # 3, France # 5, Netherlands # 4, Switzerland # 9)
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    by » Tue February 19th, 2019, 06:49

    I've never been a fan of "Gimme" and this single aged very bad for me. Many years ago this song was in a bottom part of personal top 50 ABBA songs list, but now after the attentive re-listening I think it's very annoying track.

    Also I don't understand all hate to "I Saw It In The Mirror", in the most ABBA rankings this song usually hold the last place.
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    by » Tue February 19th, 2019, 12:55

    'Voulez-Vous' and 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!' are both killer disco tracks, they rank in my top 10 personal ABBA faves, the latter even in my top 5. The intro of GGG alone is better than the entire discography of many other artists.

    'I Saw It In the Mirror' is awful, one of my least favourites.

    'People Need Love' is okay for their first single ever but I never listen to it.

    'Palmtree' is quite cute.

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    by » Wed February 20th, 2019, 06:53

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny View Post
    'Voulez-Vous' and 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!' are both killer disco tracks, they rank in my top 10 personal ABBA faves, the latter even in my top 5. The intro of GGG alone is better than the entire discography of many other artists.
    I don't like disco.

    Quote Originally Posted by beredy View Post
    Hopefully Top 10 is good and nakes up for it
    You will see some very unpredictable song choices in top 10.
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    by » Wed February 20th, 2019, 07:04

    71. Under Attack
    72. Does Your Mother Know
    73. Hey, Hey Helen
    74. He Is Your Brother
    75. Tropical Loveland

    "Under Attack" was not a commercial success upon its release. ABBA's popularity was in decline and two preceding singles ("Head Over Heels" and "The Day Before You Came") had failed to reach No. 1 anywhere. Although a Top 5 hit in Belgium and Netherlands, and a Top 20 single in a couple of other European charts, it did not become a major hit anywhere else. It peaked at No. 26 in United Kingdom.

    "Under Attack" became ABBA's worst charting single since "So Long". After the single's release, it was decided that ABBA would take a "break"; however, they effectively disbanded.

    "Does Your Mother Know" was another sizable ABBA hit, hitting No. 1 in Belgium and reaching top 5 in Great Britain, Ireland and Netherlands. It was also a top 10 hit in Australia, Canada, Germany and Switzerland.
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    by » Wed February 20th, 2019, 11:38

    I don't particularly like Hey Hey Helen but Does Your Mother Know and Under Attack are both fantastic.

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    by » Wed February 20th, 2019, 12:58

    'Under Attack' is good but quite weak for an ABBA single.

    'Does Your Mother Know' is great, I like the fact that they took a risk and released a song with lead vocals by Björn.

    The other three are all okay but not among my favourites.

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    by » Thu February 21st, 2019, 01:36

    Hey Hey Helen
    Does Your Mother Know
    two rock songs, both fantastic and too low on this list
    Helen could be a bighit for Heart for instance
    Mother is prove that ABBA is great in any genre, this time a new wave classic
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    by » Thu February 21st, 2019, 07:51

    66. The Name Of The Game
    67. So Long
    68. Rock Me
    69. The Day Before You Came
    70. Happy Hawaii

    "The Name Of The Game" and "The Day Before You Came" haven't aged well for me, some years ago both songs were much higher in my ranking.
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    by » Thu February 21st, 2019, 12:31

    'The Name of the Game' is fanastic, especially thanks to it's chorus. It's not as instantly catchy as ABBA's other big singles but a grower.

    'So Long' is nice, I didn't care for it when I was younger but I like it a lot now.

    Can't stand 'Rock Me', like most songs that involve Björn singing.

    'The Day Before You Came' is a masterpiece, one of their 10 best songs. Agnetha does a perfect job here.

    'Happy Hawaii' is nice, I prefer it to 'Where Did It Have to Be Me' which is the same song but with totally different lyrics.

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    by » Fri February 22nd, 2019, 01:51

    "Fernando" grew on me a lot over the years.

    "Chiquitita" is okay. "Put On Your White Sombrero" is good!

    I have to credit the Mamma Mia film for selling me on "Lay All Your Love on Me". After watching the movie, the song just clicked with me.

    "The Piper" is insanely gorgeous! It's one of my favourite ABBA gems. "The Way Old Friends Do" is tender and beautiful. I'm a big fan of that one as well.

    "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" is fun.

    "The Name of the Game" is strong! "The Day Before You Came" is absolutely brilliant, though - stunningly well-written, classic production, emotive vocals. It's a perfect 10/10!
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    by » Fri February 22nd, 2019, 07:06

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny View Post
    Can't stand 'Rock Me', like most songs that involve Björn singing.
    I don't have anything against it, the one song with Bjorn vocals is high enough in this list.
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