Yes, that's what I've read, I think. And in fairness, pretty much how they operated under Stig Anderson, who very much ran them as a business, forging different deals all over the world.I wasn’t around to take responsibility for their number ones here but they actually were a bit disliked/controversial here at first, in some circles. Their music was considered commenrsial and this being the 70’s in an already leftist Sweden, some people saw them as a symbol for capitalism.
OT: The official Swedish chart website is so much better than ours. I could spend hours looking through these bizarre charts.
I’m in 2004: Gunter and the Sunshine Girls have just knocked off Det gör ont, with a song called Teeny Weeny String Bikini. And now Dragostea Din Tei is at the top, but it’s a cover version.Oh for the days when Nanne and Linda would storm into the top 5 one week due to a single well-attended CD signing down in Åhlens only to crash down to #52 the next.
Perhaps surprisingly, the new songs seem to have made less of an impact in Australia
#27 for Don't Shut Me Down, #39 for I Still Have Faith In You
Weren't Baccara HUGE in the Nordics generally? I'm sure I remember reading not long ago that their first album is still one of the biggest of all time in Finland.I'm fascinated by the songs that kept their #2s off #1.
The Name of the Game was beaten by noted prog rock epic YES SIR I CAN BOOGIE
Chiquitita by Hallelujah by Milk & Honey, which frankly FAIR ENOUGH
Fernando was pipped to the top by THIS CATCHY DITTY
And in a bizarre act of extremely one-sided cultural exchange, while The Winner Takes It All was #1 in the UK, it was blocked in Sweden by THIS HORROR
I think they have certainly said they aren't happy with the finished product and that it shouldn't have been a single.Don’t B&B famously hate Summer Night City? As a child it always struck me as being a bit SORDID and certainly NOT what I was expecting from such a previously wholesome foursome