The Sounds of ABBA

Dancing Queen single from ABBA (1976)
Dancing Queen single from ABBA (1976) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My teen years were intertwined with the sounds of ABBA, a pop group made up of four talented people: Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. Their tunes often echoed within the walls of our home as all of us loved dancing and singing to their tunes. The songs were not only played in our home. Each year my aunt hosted a New Year’s party and one of the “must play” songs was Dancing Queen. I remember all of my family members – aunts, uncles and cousins – getting up to sing and dance to this song. Hearing these rhythms brings back such good memories of this.

If my sisters, friends and I wanted just to sing the song we could not resist singing was Knowing Me, Knowing You . We would stand with the imaginary microphone in our hands singing our hearts out.

And of course Fernando was included in our repertoire because of a teenager’s need to sing ballads:

As I left my teen years behind me and ABBA disbanded to pursue their individual interests, I still enjoyed listening to the sounds of this Swedish band.

Now when I hear these old songs, good memories come to my mind of my adolescence and family get-togethers.


What is your favourite ABBA song?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

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47 thoughts on “The Sounds of ABBA

  1. Oh, I loved Abba and still love listening to their songs Colline. My most favourite is Honey, Honey and of course their New Year song, Happy New Year. That song touches my heart every time I listen to it. 😀

    Great post and thanks for sharing hon. ♥

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  2. Brings back memories, I used to use a hair brush as a microphone and then I found a friend in my 20’s who loved them too and spoons became our mics, funny thinking back, I was always Agnetha, I had the blood hair.

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  3. It’s hard to narrow it down to one. Funny thing is, at the time, I wasn’t particularly interested in ABBA — didn’t fit in to what I was listening to.
    So I came to them later when I hear one of their really dancy, boppy songs.
    Knowing Me, Knowing You as you mentioned. And: Take a Chance on Me; SOS; Waterloo.
    Thanks for the music. I need something to bop to this morning!

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    1. also wanted to say that I have totally enjoyed clicking on song videos – even the ones in the comments – i knew only dancing queen – and well, enjoyed the exposure – ❤

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  4. I still hum their songs… Agnetha’s last album has been quite agréable… btw, she stopped all tours ’cause she’s been afraid of flying, she lives on a small island and she rarely goes out.

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