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    by » 20-09-13, 21:37

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


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    by » 20-09-13, 21:37

    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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    by » 20-09-13, 21:39

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

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    by » 20-09-13, 21:43



    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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    by » 21-09-13, 03:41

    Good list. Nothing in those five that stands out as uber-faves from them but nothing I dislike either.

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    by » 22-09-13, 04:31

    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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    by » 22-09-13, 04:34

    Nice list. I love "Under Attack" though but I agree the cover is weird. Like the girls don't even look like themselves?
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    by » 22-09-13, 11:01

    Quote 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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    by » 22-09-13, 17:57

    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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    by » 23-09-13, 13:20

    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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    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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    by » 23-09-13, 19:54

    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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    by » 23-09-13, 21:06

    Quote 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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    by » 23-09-13, 21:15

    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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    by » 25-09-13, 17:57



    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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    by » 27-09-13, 09:14

    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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    by » 27-09-13, 22:56

    I love the videos you've chosen for some of the album tracks.
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    by » 28-09-13, 09:01

    Quote 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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    by » 29-09-13, 21:18



    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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    by » 29-09-13, 21:27

    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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    by » 29-09-13, 21:34

    Quote 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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    by » 29-09-13, 21:40

    Super Trouper and Fernando are classics, great songs!

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    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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    by » 04-10-13, 06:03

    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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