I grew up listening to--and loving--ABBA. My parents were fans, and my sister and I spent hours with microphones singing along while the albums played. Tara would be Agnetha--because she was very light blonde, and I would be Frida--because I was darker-haired. We have such wonderful memories tied to this group. I decided to make a "Top 10" list and failed. I just couldn't do it. I managed to make a Top 12. I almost cried having to leave out "Fernando", "Chiquitita", "Ring Ring", "Knowing Me, Knowing You", "SOS", and "Mamma Mia", among many, many others. What a great sound this group had. What talent! In no particular order, let us get to the wonder of ABBA and their lovely, magical music!
I love this one because it is so romantic and Frida takes the lead...
--The King Has Lost His Crown
My father's personal favorite. I love the warm tone of Frida's voice.
Probably the best known and best loved ABBA song--and for good reason. Every time I hear it I want to dance. And be a queen. ;)
--The Day Before You Came
The storyteller in me loves this song. Agnetha's crystal clear soprano is the perfect foil for the melancholic tone of this piece.
--Kisses of Fire
Hot kisses. Of Fire. Enough said.
Ooh! Love this one. Can't you just imagine his eyes?? Can't you just imagine the heartbreak?? Run, girl, run!!
--The Winner Takes It All
The ultimate break up song--when you're the one getting your heart broken. Makes me cry every time...
Love the upbeat tempo of this one. It also has a neat little history lesson in its lyrics.
Okay, this one is a little sexy; but I LOVE it! What a fun song--and Bjorn takes the lead...
I absolutely love this song. It was how I remember my infatuation with Scotland beginning--as Glasgow is mentioned. Hey, from there you just had to go to kilts, bagpipes, and the Highlands--SOLD! ;)
The title is in French, which captivated my little girl imagination. When I was young I thought it was about dancing, which solidified it as one of my faves.
--Does Your Mother Know
Another one sung by Bjorn--girl, you're too young!!
I hope you've enjoyed this little trip through ABBA memory lane. I sure did! :)