The Songs of ABBA

When I was growing up, our extended family used to get together often. Aunts and uncles, and many cousins. We experienced Sunday picnics in the parks, lunchtime braais (barbecues) at someone’s house, and Saturday night parties. For my family, parties always included dancing. Everyone would dance – the young and the old. I remember laughter, movement, … and ABBA.

Dancing Queen was a must on the playlist, causing everyone to get up and dance. This track was often followed by Waterloo.

When I listen to ABBA now, I remember those moments with my family before the children grew up and the family seemed to disband. I think of my cousin who was such an ABBA fan that he had all of their albums. I think of my uncle who led the dancing to the popular Swedish group. I think of the joy and security we had as children when all of the cousins got together. I think of carefree moments. For me, the sounds of ABBA bring many positive memories to mind.

Do you have any memories linked to ABBA’s music. Which one was your favourite?

(This post is linked to Hugh’s 51 weeks: 51 favourite songs from the past. Join us with a song of your own.)

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18 thoughts on “The Songs of ABBA

  1. I loved ABBA too – too many favourites to list. We just wanted to sing and dance along. I loved that Freda had beautiful red wavy hair – just like mine. 🙂

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  2. Abba was my first choice for the music feature I started for 2017. Week 1 can be found by clicking the link below.

    https://hughsviewsandnews.com/2017/01/03/51-weeks-51-songs-from-the-past-week-1-abba-happy-new-year/

    Thank you for sharing your memories of past days, Colline. They must have been joyful and fun days with the whole family dancing and be laughing together. Music is such a beautiful and strong gift that can bring back so many wonderful memories.

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  3. I first discovered ABBA when I was 11, and I played there music on our very old record player. I would get something that looked like a microphone and sing along. Pretend I was them, when I was home alone that is. Great times, great memories. Thank you.

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