Post by Johnny_Hellzapoppin on Apr 5, 2017 12:34:38 GMT
I love the frickin' hell out of them, I always have and I always will. They just have an almost peerless catalogue of absolutely classic songs and most of them still sound fresh today. Also, the fact that the two lads wrote songs of the quality they did in there second language is practically showing off. I think "The Winner Takes it All" can stand alongside anything Lennon and McCartney wrote.
Any other lovers / haters? Favourite songs.....etc.etc.etc.
"Take a Chance on Me" is the best of the bunch as far as I'm concerned, and what a poptastic bunch it is
Post by pessimusreincarnated on Apr 5, 2017 14:08:12 GMT
They crafted some of the best pop music of all time, full stop. Some of my favorite tracks include "Dancing Queen", "Waterloo", "Gimme Gimme Gimme", "Take a Chance on Me", "Money Money Money", and others.
I think we've spoken before about this! I love ABBA. The songs are absolutely 100% dated but not in a way that is charmless at all. It's rare to see a group tackle well-written pop songs for adults. Mature, moving, melodic, memorable. Sure we have Celine and Adele and the like but ABBA's songs hit every nerve, and they aren't simply cheesy breakup songs. There are d-floor anthems, folksy ruminations on disappointment and disillusionment, a couple of more sensual and soulful bedroom numbers, honest tracks that tackle grown folks' issues like divorce and career troubles, and then the classic upbeat pop tracks like "Mamma Mia". The 'ABBA: Gold' album is 17x platinum in this country (!!) and it's one of the CDs I play the most. I actually had an ABBA Karaoke session at a party about two years ago!! Lol...
As far as favourites, I always loved "Elaine", "SOS", "Waterloo", "Knowing Me Knowing You", "Lay All Your Love On Me", "I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do", "Honey Honey".. but I do think "The Winner Takes It All" is their magnum opus. An aching, glorious, waterworks-inducing ballad, Agnetha's vocals on that are honestly sublime (from the vulnerable, subtle, almost spoken word "I don't wanna talk" opening to the way they soar up the octaves to belt out the final chorus - great backgrounds too). It's just such a sad and beautiful song, one of those perfect pop moments where all the elements aligned.
Oh honey, I don't know who they are as I wasn't born in the Seventies.
However, anyone with song titles like "Lay All Your Love On Me"; "Money, money, money" & "Satan is Swedish" is OK by me...
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I have a lot of nostalgia for them as my dad is a huge fan and raised me on them. I still love blasting them in my car during commutes. With that said, I hate the Mamma Mia! movie. Haven't seen it on stage but just had to get that out of the way.
Top Ten Songs
Knowing Me, Knowing You Lay All Your Love on Me Does Your Mother Know? Chiquitita SOS The Winner Takes it All Fernando Tiger I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do Waterloo