Your Top 10/20 ABBA songs 2021

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  1. The Day Before You Came
  2. Lay All Your Love On Me
  3. Gimme Gimme Gimme
  4. Summer Night City
  5. Super Trouper
  6. Take A Chance on Me
  7. SOS
  8. Angel Eyes
  9. Voulez Vous
  10. Kisses of Fire
  11. Dancing Queen
  12. Mamma Mia
  13. The Winner Takes It All
  14. The Visitors
  15. Under Attack
  16. Knowing Me Knowing You
  17. One of Us
  18. As Good As New
  19. I've Been Waiting For You
  20. Eagle
 

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I did a top 20 singles only a couple of weeks ago. I'll THINK ON.
 
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1. Lay All Your Love On Me
2. The Day Before You Came
3. The Winner Takes It All
4. As Good As New
5. If It Wasn’t For The Nights
6. Angeleyes
7. Voulez Vous
8. When All Is Said And Done
9. SOS
10. Summer Night City (Long Version)
 

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01 Angeleyes
02 When All Is Said And Done
03 Knowing Me Knowing You
04 The Name Of The Game
05 The Day Before You Came
06 Kisses Of Fire
07 Dancing Queen
08 SOS
09 If It Wasn't For The Nights
10 The Visitors
11 Me And I
12 As Good As New
13 Money Money Money
14 The Winner Takes It All
15 Lay All Your Love On Me
16 Summer Night City
17 Soldiers
18 Like An Angel Dancing Through My Room
19 Fernando
20 Slipping Through My Fingers

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1. The Day Before You Came
2. SOS
3. Waterloo
4. Like An Angel Passing Through My Room
5. Dancing Queen
6. Eagle
7. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
8. The Winner Takes It All
9. Lay All Your Love On Me
10. On And On And On
11. Knowing Me, Knowing You
12. Under Attack
13. One Of Us
14. The Visitors
15. Voulez-Vous
16. Summer Night City
17. Money, Money, Money
18. Head Over Heels
19. Fernando
20. Arrival
 
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So difficult as they change and shift according to my mood, which is something only a truly great pop act can achieve with me...

I'm currently opting for:

01. The Day Before You Came
02. The Name of the Game
03. Eagle
04. The Visitors
05. S.O.S
06. Knowing Me, Knowing You
07. As Good As New
08. Lay All Your Love On Me
09. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
10. Like An Angel Passing Through My Room
11. The Winner Takes It All
12. On And On And On
13. Summer Night City (Long Version)
14. I Am The City
15. Head Over Heels
16. I've Been Waiting For You
17. Slipping Through My Fingers
18. If It Wasn't For The Nights
19. So Long
20. Hasta Mañana

 
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1. Angeleyes
2. S.O.S.
3. As Good As New
4. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
5. One Of Us
6. The Winner Takes It All
7. Lay All Your Love On Me
8. The Day Before You Came
9. Soldiers
10. When All Is Said & Done

11. Eagle
12. Knowing Me Knowing You
13. Summer Night City
14. If It Wasn't For The Nights
15. Take A Chance On Me
16. Like An Angel Passing Through My Room
17. Head Over Heels
18. Dancing Queen
19. Our Last Summer
20. The Name Of The Game
 
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I wonder if we all love The Day Before You Came so much because its their best unknown track. The one the masses haven't got their grubby little hands on yet.

It didn't even make the final cut of Mamma Mia 2, although the Meryl's candlelight version is lovely:


Although the Margaret Atwood and House of Cards line are quite jarring.
 

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And DQ really has suffered from overplay. I don't get the same chills from it that I used to. Although hearing it unexpectedly when drunk remains EVERYTHING.
 

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And DQ really has suffered from overplay. I don't get the same chills from it that I used to. Although hearing it unexpectedly when drunk remains EVERYTHING.
Same and there was one time it came on when I was drunk and my friend and I both CRIED / DANCED to it and it was indeed EVERYTHING
 

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(May I clarify here that I DO have more than one FRIEND but that one's my ABBA friend and Dancing Queen is her song and no she's not BASIC she just loves ABBA and DANCING QUEEN OK.)
 

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At the risk of sounding ridiculous, approaching the entire ABBA back catalogue is a bit like going to view the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London. You recognise all the big showy pieces of finery because they're wheeled out all the time ('Dancing Queen', 'Take A Chance On Me', 'Mamma Mia' et al), but the smaller pieces tucked away in the collection are sometimes far more exquisite and tasteful than the gaudier lurid crowns, orbs and sceptres that everyone knows.
 
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My mate was having a terrible night out at a club and I requested it for her. The absolute joy when it came on dedicated to her. She may not be able to walk but her pointing game during the "you can dance" line was mesmerising.

Also you can't dance to it
 

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1. Knowing Me Knowing You
2. The Name Of The Game
3. Voulez-Vous
4. Lay All Your Love On Me
5. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
6. Chiquitita
7. Fernando
8. Head Over Heels
9. Super Trouper
10. The Day Before You Came (like mentioned, I started to listen to it more since I Saw the Mamma Mia sequel)
 

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Sidebar: I just had a massive freakout to the slightly ever so pitchy Lovers (Live A Little Longer) chorus vox and I feel ALIVE.
 

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Dancing Queen is horribly overplayed, but the sheer euphoria of that glorious piano led crescendo in the chorus immediately after 'having the time of your life' is perhaps the most exquisite thing I've ever heard. It really is the aural equivalent of a finger to my g spot.
 

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And I don't think that vocal blend will ever be beaten. There are Abba songs I prefer to Angeleyes, but it gets my #1 (for now, at least) just because of those vocals. I don't think there's a better example of that 'third voice', and listening to the song knowing their voices individually and together is remarkable - how they alternately sweep and soar and how they are layered.
 

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And I don't think that vocal blend will ever be beaten. There are Abba songs I prefer to Angeleyes, but it gets my #1 (for now, at least) just because of those vocals. I don't think there's a better example of that 'third voice', and listening to the song knowing their voices individually and together is remarkable - how they alternately sweep and soar and how they are layered.
I can't with 'Angeleyes' sometimes and yes it's my earliest musical memory now that I've cancelled MJ
 

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Rewatching (& relistening bien sur as it's very relistenable) right now and oh! Agnetha's lipgloss is sending me.
 

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The critical appreciation has been a long time coming, but now we all know that 'Dancing Queen' is forever more going to be regarded as 3 minutes and 50 seconds of (overplayed) timeless pop perfection.
 

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Speaking of performances of iconic tracks I think their Melodifestivalen performance of Waterloo was more polished. They look way less nervous.

 

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1. The Winner Takes It All
2. Dancing Queen
3. The Day Before You Came
4. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
5. As Good As New
6. Under Attack
7. If It Wasn’t For The Nights
8. Happy New Year
9. Voulez-Vous
10. Lay All Your Love On Me

11. When All Is Said And Done
12. Summer Night City
13. Hole In Your Soul
14. Super Trouper
15. Kisses of Fire
16. Mamma Mia
17. The Way Old Friends Do
18. Does Your Mother Know
19. I’ve Been Waiting For You
20. Waterloo
 

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all God tier

1. Lay All Your Love On Me
2. When All Is Said And Done
3. SOS
4. If It Wasn’t For The Nights
5. The Piper
6. The Day Before You Came
7. Dancing Queen
8. Should I Laugh or Cry
9. Knowing Me, Knowing You
10. Super Trouper

The Winner Takes It All belongs there too but I just don’t really listen to
 
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The ones I play the most are not necessarily the ones I'd acknowledge as the best (whatever that means anyway).

I could happily listen to just about anything they've recorded, but the ones I've never tired of in the past 40 years would be:

The Visitors
Lay All Your Love On Me
Why Did It Have To Be Me
One Of Us
As Good As New
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
If It Wasn't For The Nights
Soldiers
Bang-A-Boomerang
Slipping Through My Fingers

Notable mention for the incredible screechathon of the "Pick A Bale Of Cotton/On Top Of Old Smokey/Midnight Special" medley which never fails to raise a chuckle :D

Oh, and the Matt Pop mix of "Just Like That" :disco:
 

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That sax in "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" is just heaven to me and Benny pounding the piano keys sends it into the stratosphere.

Oh how I love a bit of lolloping schlager :D
 

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Top 5 "Rarities":

1. Just Like That (Na Na Mix)
2. Summer Night City (Disco Strings Intro Mix)
3. Åh, vilka tider
4. Sång till Görel
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5. ?

Let's face it, it's slim pickings and the stuff stolen from the boot of Benny's car is probably the best of the lot. I bet those much vaunted vaults are EMPTY.
 
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Let's face it, it's slim pickings and the stuff stolen from the boot of Benny's car is probably the best of the lot. I bet those much vaunted vaults are EMPTY.
I suspect anything that may be left could be filed under 'interesting bits' rather than being very good.

Incidentally, the 'Thank You For The Music' box set is back on Spotify, so we can all enjoy Abba Undeleted again.

 

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  1. Lay All Your Love On Me
  2. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
  3. The Name of the Game
  4. Super Trouper
  5. Dancing Queen
  6. Summer Night City (Extended Mix)
  7. Under Attack
  8. The Visitors
  9. Chiquitita
  10. The Day Before You Came
 

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