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Biografy
 

ABBA est un groupe de pop suédois fondé à Stockholm en novembre 1970. Le groupe est originellement composé d'Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad (dite Frida), Benny Andersson et Björn Ulvaeus. Les initiales des quatre prénoms formant l'acronyme et palindrome ABBA, ce n'est qu'en 1976 que le désormais célèbre ambigramme (avec un B inversé) sera utilisé comme logo. Le groupe a vendu plus de 370 millions de disques[1]. Bien que le groupe se soit séparé en 1982, leurs albums continuent à se vendre (environ 3 millions par an[1]).


Historique
Grand vainqueur du Concours Eurovision de la chanson 1974 avec Waterloo, numéro un à l'échelle internationale, ABBA débute sa carrière modestement avec les titres People Need Love en 1972, Ring Ring en 1973, (qui se classera quand même troisième aux pré-sélections suédoises pour ce même concours cette année-là), Hasta Mañana (dans certains pays) en 1974 et, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do et SOS en 1975. Par ailleurs, le groupe est l'un des pionniers en matière de vidéo-clips et son image aux costumes excentriques est rapidement associée au kitsch.

Ses membres ayant déjà connu la gloire de façon individuelle en Suède dans les années soixante, ABBA connaît la musique et ne néglige rien dans tous les aspects de la production. Tout est effectué par le groupe, de l'écriture des textes par Björn à la composition musicale par Benny en passant par les techniques vocales de Anni-Frid et Agnetha. Les arrangements, le mixage, le marketing et toutes décisions importantes passent entre les mains des quatre membres du groupe, qu'elles soient d'ordre musical, artistique ou d'affaires. Le manager Stig Anderson, souvent appelé cinquième membre du groupe, coécrit les textes sur les premiers albums, jusqu'en 1977.

En 1976, cette image et le son ABBA sont dorénavant reconnaissables. Les mélodies sont accrocheuses et les arrangements très soignés ; c'est ainsi que Mamma Mia et Fernando (malgré quelques erreurs de grammaire anglaise) occupèrent la première place des palmarès mondiaux dans le premier semestre de cette même année. En juin, ABBA est invité à se produire à l'opéra royal de Stockholm, lors des célébrations du mariage du roi Charles XVI Gustave de Suède et de Silvia Sommerlath. Pour l'occasion, ABBA interprète une toute nouvelle chanson dont le titre fera histoire : Dancing Queen. Le groupe, portant costumes et perruques baroques, dédie le morceau à la jeune reine rayonnante. Ce titre à succès sortira sur l'album Arrival, qui se vendra à plus de dix millions d'exemplaires dans le monde.

Lors de sa sortie, en août 1976, Dancing Queen connaît instantanément un succès mondial et est rapidement associée, à tort, à la vague disco de l'époque. La chanson détient la première position du palmarès de certains pays durant plusieurs mois et l'ABBAmania fait dorénavant fureur partout dans le monde, jusqu'en Australie, pays où le groupe devait[précision nécessaire] d'ailleurs rencontrer le plus franc succès. ABBA multiplie les apparitions télévisées. Jeunes et moins jeunes s'affichent avec des vêtements à l'effigie ABBA. Les ventes d'albums ne cessent d'augmenter et les stations de radiodiffusion ne cessent de diffuser les succès du groupe. Seule l'Amérique du Nord est réticente au phénomène ABBA, le Canada, lui, étant toutefois plus favorable que son voisin du Sud. En Amérique latine et en Espagne, le groupe connaît également un vif succès avec la version espagnole de leurs succès, en anglais ailleurs. Il ne faut pas oublier cependant que les membres d'ABBA étaient polyglottes avec les textes de leurs chansons, car des versions de leurs chansons que nous connaissons en anglais ont été aussi adaptées en espagnol, français et allemand. Les premières chansons d'ABBA étaient en suédois.

D'autres succès suivent : Money, Money, Money, Knowing Me, Knowing You , The Name of the Game, Take a Chance on Me, Eagle (dans certains pays) et Summer Night City.

À cette époque, et dans le but d'éviter des impôts nationaux de près de 75 %, ABBA investit et devient une gigantesque société économique. Le groupe et ses membres investissent dans la société de production qui l'a vu naître, Polar Music AB, qui devient dès lors Polar Music International AB. ABBA fait aussi construire son propre studio d'enregistrement, le Polar Music Studios, dans un ancien cinéma désaffecté de Stockholm. Polar investit également dans des usines d'assemblage, des chaînes de restaurants, des salles de cinéma, une galerie d'art, une compagnie de pétrole et se voit désormais coté en bourse.

Agnetha, à Oslo en janvier 1977.Le sacre définitif arrive en 1978, lors de la sortie du film documentaire ABBA-The Movie (connu en France sous le titre Vive Abba) tourné en Australie durant la tournée The European & Australian Tour de 1977 et réalisé par Lasse Hallström, concepteur de la quasi-totalité des clips d'ABBA. Ce film creva les écrans aux États-Unis et le mois de mai 1978 y fut déclaré « mois ABBA ». En fin d'année, le film se classe en cinquième position, avec plus de vingt millions d'entrées. Toutefois, une ombre au tableau se dessine partiellement : Agnetha souffre de cette popularité. Elle craint les foules de plus en plus, et sa peur de l'avion restreint les engagements du groupe. Mais le plus difficile à ses yeux demeure néanmoins l'éloignement de ses enfants qui lui pèse énormément. Agnetha et Björn annoncent officiellement leur divorce à la mi-janvier 1979.

Malgré ces épreuves, ABBA réfute les rumeurs de séparation et poursuit sur sa lancée. En janvier 1979, le groupe participe au gala télévisé A Gift Of Song - A Unicef Concert organisé conjointement par l'Unesco et le producteur australien Robert Stigwood à l'occasion de l'Année internationale de l'enfance. La soirée est retransmise en direct du siège de l'Unesco de New York. En guise de contribution, ABBA interprète sa toute nouvelle chanson Chiquitita et en cède les droits à l'Unicef.

Dans la même année, ce n'est pas moins de cinq chansons à succès qui se hissent au sommet des palmarès mondiaux. Outre Chiquitita, Voulez-Vous, Angeleyes (dans certains pays) et Does Your Mother Know (extraits de l'album Voulez-Vous), le nouveau succès Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) s'ajoute à la liste et figure sur l'album compilation The Greatest Hits Volume II. Dans le même temps, ABBA effectue une immense tournée qui conduit Agnetha, Björn, Benny et Anni-Frid en Amérique du Nord et en Europe. Le groupe joue partout à guichets fermés. Ils y chantent également un tube mémorable, Thank you for the music.

Disque microsillon de Super Trouper.En 1980, le quatuor, qui connaît beaucoup de succès avec I Have A Dream, Super Trouper et The Winner Takes It All, enregistre également Gracias Por La Musica, un album compilation réunissant une dizaine de ses succès enregistrés en espagnol. Tout au long de sa carrière, ABBA aura utilisé le suédois, l'anglais, l'espagnol, le français et l'allemand pour les besoins d'un puissant marketing international.

En février 1981, Anni-Frid et Benny divorcent à leur tour. Le plaisir de créer, de travailler et de chanter ensemble s'émousse. L'album, The Visitors sera le dernier. Même si le disque est, comme les précédents, de grande qualité, la magie d'ABBA n'est plus là. Malgré tout, le titre One Of Us réussit à bien se démarquer et se classe dans de nombreux palmarès internationaux, à la différence de When All Is Said And Done et Head Over Heels qui ne connurent qu'un bref passage sur les ondes radio.

Au printemps 1982, les membres d'ABBA effectuent leur dernière séance d'enregistrement. Seules six chansons seront enregistrées : Just Like That, Cassandra, You Owe Me One, I Am The City et les deux 45 tours The Day Before You Came et Under Attack, à l'automne 1982, qui figurent également sur le double album compilation The Singles - The First Ten Years. Les deux titres feront office de chant du cygne.

Devant sa popularité en déclin et sans toutefois annoncer officiellement sa dissolution, ABBA effectue sa dernière apparition publique à la télévision le 11 décembre 1982. Cependant, lors d'une entrevue accordée à un magazine suédois paru le 23 janvier 1984, Agnetha confia que chacun des membres désirait faire évoluer sa carrière solo et qu'il était peu probable que les membres d'ABBA reprennent leur carrière.

En janvier 1986, ABBA se réunit le temps d'une dernière chanson filmée (Tivedshambo), en l'honneur de Stig Anderson, leur ancien manager.

Enfin, premier groupe non anglophone d'origine à en être honorés, ils ont rejoint le 15 mars 2010 le Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, qui honore les artistes ayant marqué l'histoire du rock, où ils figurent désormais en compagnie notamment de Bruce Springsteen, des Beatles et des Rolling Stones.

Après ABBA
Coup de théâtre en 1990, après une lutte qui finit en justice avec trois des membres du groupe, Agnetha, Benny et Bjorn, à qui il aurait omis de payer de forts dividendes, Stig Anderson vend Polar Music et le catalogue ABBA à Polygram Records qui, à son tour, passe aux mains d'Universal Music. Néanmoins, et malgré son regain de popularité, les membres continuent de soutenir que jamais le groupe ne se reformera.

En février 1999, un consortium d'affaires offre à ABBA la somme d'un milliard de dollars pour la reformation du groupe, la création d'un nouvel album original et une tournée de spectacles d'adieu à travers le monde, ce que les membres du groupe refusèrent. Il faudra attendre février 2005 pour retrouver les trois membres du groupe (Benny, Bjorn et Frida, Agnetha ne souhaitant pas prendre l'avion) dans un seul et même endroit, lors de la première de la comédie musicale Mamma Mia! à Stockholm.

Cependant, fait remarquable pour un groupe inactif depuis plus de vingt ans, encore aujourd'hui, près de deux millions d'albums ABBA se vendent chaque année de par le monde. Le 6 avril 2004, trente ans jour pour jour après sa victoire au Concours Eurovision de la chanson, Universal Music offre à ABBA une certification spéciale attestant des ventes de plus de trois cent soixante millions de supports musicaux (2004) depuis sa création en 1970. Malheureusement pour les fans, rien de cet événement mémorable ne fut officiellement photographié, il est cependant possible d'en voir quelques séquences vidéo sur le DVD ABBA - Super Troupers. De plus, les chances de revoir ABBA un jour sur scène sont maintenant nulles depuis une déclaration de Bjorn Ulvaeus et de Benny Andersson : “We'll never play music together again”[4] (« Nous ne jouerons plus jamais ensemble »). Le 4 juillet 2008, pour la première fois depuis vingt-deux ans, les quatre membres du groupe se sont réunis à l'occasion de la première à Stockholm du film Mamma Mia! et ont posé ensemble pour les photographes.


 
ABBA fue un grupo sueco de música pop, el de más éxito en su país y en Europa, de notable significado dentro del pop y el grupo de más éxito comercial de la década de 1970.[1] Saltó a la fama tras triunfar en el Festival de la Canción de Eurovisión 1974[2] y estuvo en activo entre los años 1972 y 1982.

El cuarteto estaba formado por dos parejas sentimentales: Benny Andersson con Anni-Frid Lyngstad (mejor conocida como Frida) y Björn Ulvaeus con Agnetha Fältskog. El nombre "ABBA" es un acrónimo formado por las primeras letras del nombre de cada miembro (Agnetha, Björn, Benny, Anni-Frid).

ABBA ganó popularidad internacional empleando melodías pegadizas, letras simples y su sonido propio, caracterizado por las armonías de las voces femeninas y el "muro de sonido", un efecto musical creado por el productor Phil Spector. Al crecer su popularidad, el grupo viajó por Europa, Australia y Estados Unidos, al mismo tiempo que se ocupaban de sus familias y de grabar álbumes. Sus grabaciones tuvieron un gran impacto musical, lo que los llevó a convertirse en los artistas más exitosos de su compañía discográfica (Universal Music Group). Sin embargo, en la cima de la popularidad, ambos matrimonios se disolvieron y los cambios en sus relaciones se reflejaron en su música, al escribir letras más complejas con diferentes composiciones. El grupo experimentó un declive comercial y finalmente decidieron tomar un descanso temporal que se ha extendido hasta el momento.

Pese a esto, permanecieron fijos en las listas radiofónicas y ABBA es ahora uno de los grupos con más ventas mundiales, habiendo vendido casi 400 millones de discos a nivel mundial y aun así continúan vendiendo entre 2 y 3 millones de discos por año.[9] ABBA también fue el primer grupo pop europeo en experimentar el éxito en países de habla inglesa fuera de Europa, principalmente Australia, Nueva Zelanda, Sudáfrica, Canadá y en menor medida Estados Unidos. Posteriormente su popularidad abrió las puertas a otros artistas europeos. Su música ha sido cantada por otros grandes artistas y es la base del musical Mamma Mia!.

El grupo se separó en 1982, haciendo su última aparición pública en el 2008, en el estreno de la película del musical Mamma Mia!

En marzo de 2010 el grupo se incorporo al Salón de la Fama del Rock and Roll de Estados Unidos.
 
ABBA was a Swedish pop music group formed in Stockholm in 1972, consisting of Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Agnetha Fältskog. Fältskog and Ulvaeus were a married couple, as were Lyngstad and Andersson during their career, although both couples later divorced. They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, and they topped the charts worldwide from 1972 to 1982.

ABBA gained international popularity employing catchy song hooks, simple lyrics, sound effects (reverb, phasing) and a Wall of Sound achieved by overdubbing the female singers' voices in multiple harmonies. As their popularity grew, they were sought after to tour Europe, Australia, and North America, drawing crowds of ardent fans, notably in Australia. Touring became a contentious issue, being particularly cumbersome for Fältskog, but they continued to release studio albums to widespread commercial success. At the height of their popularity, however, both relationships began suffering strain that led ultimately to the collapse of first the Ulvaeus-Fältskog marriage (in 1979) and then of the Andersson-Lyngstad marriage in 1981. In the late 1970s and early 1980s these relationship changes began manifesting in the group's music, as they produced more thoughtful, introspective lyrics with different compositions.

ABBA remains a fixture of radio play lists and is one of the world's best-selling bands, having sold over 375 million records worldwide, making them the fourth best-selling popular music artists in the history of recorded music. They still sell two to three million records a year.[3] ABBA was also the first pop group from mainland Europe to enjoy consistent success in the charts of English-speaking countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Ireland, South Africa/Rhodesia, Australia and New Zealand. Their popularity in Latin America was also undeniable, as well as reaching the top of the charts in different countries like Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Peru among others, the band also released a compilation of their hit songs translated into Spanish. "Gracias por la musica" was released in 1980 to be followed by "ABBA ORO" in 1999.

After ABBA split, Andersson and Ulvaeus achieved success writing music for the stage while Lyngstad and Fältskog pursued individual solo careers with varying success. ABBA's music remained steadily popular until several films, notably Muriel's Wedding and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, revived interest in the group, spawning several tribute bands. In 1999, ABBA's music was adapted into the successful musical Mamma Mia! that toured worldwide and had a movie version released in 2008, becoming the highest grossing film in the UK ever. The group was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 15 March 2010. Only Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad were present to accept ABBA's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The group was inducted into the museum by Bee Gees members Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb.
 

Officials Albums

 


Ring Ring (1973)

Waterloo (1974)

ABBA (1975)

Arrival (1976)

The Album (1977)

Voulez-Vous (1979)

Super Troupers (1980)

The Visitors (1981)

 

Officials Singles


People Need Love (1972)


He Is Your Brother (1972)


Ring, Ring (Bara du Slog en Signal) (1973)


Ring, Ring (1973)


Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough) (1974)


Waterloo (Swedish) (1974)


Waterloo (1974)


Honey, Honey (1974)


So Long (1974)


I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do (1975)


S. O. S. (1975)


Mamma Mia (1975)


Fernando (1976)

Dancing Queen (1976)

Money, Money, Money (1976)

Knowing Me, Knowing You (1977)

The Name of the Game (1977)

Take A Chance On Me (1978)

Eagle (1978)

Summer Night City (1978)

Chiquitita (1979)

Does Your Mother Know (1979)

Voulez-Vous (1979)

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (1979)

I Have A Dream (1979)

The Winner Takes It All (1980)

Super Troupers (1980)

One Of Us (1981)

Head Over Heels (1982)

The Day Before You Came (1982)


Under Attack (1983)

 

Officials Compilations


Greatest Hits (1975)

Greatest Hits (1979)

Gracias por la Música (1980)

The Singles (1982)

Live (1986)

Gold (1992)

Oro (1993)

More ABBA Gold (1993)

Mas Oro (1994)

Thank You For The Music CD Box (1994)

Love Stories (1998)

Complete Singles Collection Box (1999)

Classic (2000)

The Definitive Collection (2001)

The Complete Studio Recordings (2005)

Number Ones (2006)

ABBA The Albums (2008)

Classic ABBA (2009)

The Essential Collection (2012)

 

Live Albums



Live (1986)
 



Live At Wembley Arena (2014)
 

 

Others Authorized Albums & Singles

Bootlegs

 

 

Officials DVD


The Winner Takes It All (1999)

The Definitive Collection (2001)

Gold (2003)


ABBA in Concert (2004)


The Last Video (2004)


Super Troupers (2004)
 

The Movie (2005)

Number Ones (2006)


ABBA in Japan(2009)
 

The Essential Collection(2012)

 

Others Videos & DVD

Bootlegs

 

 

The Songs

Released Songs

IMPORTANT!  YouTube have started to removed performances most likely on the instructions of Universal Music. 
 The links are probably now more out-of-date..
Ultimate Revision December 12, 2007

 

 Al Andar Spanish Version of "Move On".
1Andante, Andante Song from The "Super Trouper" Album
2Angeleyes Song from The "Voulez-Vous" Album
3Another Town, Another Train Song from the "Ring Ring" album
4Arrival Song from the "Arrival" album
5As Good, As New Song from The "Voulez-Vous" Album
6Baby Song released as part of "ABBA Undeleted"
7Bang-A-Boomerang Song from the "ABBA" album
8Burning My Bridges Song released as a part of "ABBA Undeleted".
9Cassandra B side of "The Day Before You Came" single
10Chiquitita Song from The "Voulez-Vous" Album
  Conociéndome, Conociéndote Spanish version of "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
11Crazy World B side of "Money, Money, Money" single
12Crying Over You Song released as part of "ABBA Undeleted".
 Dame! Dame! Dame! (Amor Esta Noche) Spanish version of "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)".
13Dance (While The Music Still Goes On) Song from the "Waterloo" album
14Dancing Queen Song from the "Arrival" album
15Disillusion Song from the "Ring Ring" album
16Does Your Mother Know Song from The "Voulez-Vous" Album
18Dream World Song released on the box "Thank You For The Music"
19Dum Dum Diddle Song from the "Arrival" album
20Eagle Song from "The Album"
21Elaine B side of the "The Winner Takes It All" single
  En Carousel Remixed and retitled version of Merry-Go-Round
 Estoy Soñando Spanish version of "I Have A Dream"
 Felicidad Spanish version of "Happy New Year"
22Fernando Song from the "Arrival" album
23Free As A Bumble Bee Song released as part of "ABBA Undeleted"
24Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) Song released as a single
25Givin' A Little Bit More Song released as part of "ABBA Undeleted".
26Gonna Sing You My Lovesong Song from the "Waterloo" album
 Gracias Por La Música Spanish version of "Thank You For The Music".
27Hamlet III Song released as part of "ABBA Undeleted"
28Happy Hawaii B side of the "Knowing Me, Knowing You" single
29Happy New Year Song from The "Super Trouper" Album
30Hasta Mañana Song from the "Waterloo" album
31He Is Your Brother Song from the "Ring Ring" album
32Head Over Heels Song from The "Visitors" Album
33Hej Gamle Man ! Song from Björn & Benny released on an ABBA compilation album
34Here Comes Rubie Jamie Song released as part of "ABBA Undeleted".
35Hey, Hey Helen Song from the "ABBA" album
36Hole In Your Soul Song from "The Album"
37Honey, Honey Song from the "Waterloo" album
38Hovas Vittne special Song only released as a promotional single
39I Am Just A Girl Song from the "Ring Ring" album
40I Am The City Song released on the "More ABBA Gold" compilation
41I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do Song from the "ABBA" album
42I Have A Dream Song from The "Voulez-Vous" Album
43I Let The Music Speak Song from The "Visitors" Album
44I Saw It In The Mirror Song from the "Ring Ring" album
45I Wonder (Departure) Song from "The Album"
46I'M A Marionette Song from "The Album"
47I'Ve Been Waiting For You Song from the "ABBA" album
48If It Wasn'T For The Nights Song from The "Voulez-Vous" Album
49Intermezzo No. 1 Song from the "ABBA" album
50Just A Notion Song released as part of "ABBA Undeleted".
51Just Like That Song released as part of "ABBA Undeleted"
52King Kong Song Song from the "Waterloo" album
53Kisses Of Fire Song from The "Voulez-Vous" Album
54Knowing Me, Knowing You Song from the "Arrival" album
55La Reina Del Baile Spanish version of "Dancing Queen"
56Lay All Your Love On Me Song from The "Super Trouper" Album
57Like An Angel Passing Through My Room Song from The "Visitors" Album
58Love Isn'T Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough) Song from the "Ring Ring" album
59Lovelight B side of the "Chiquitita" single
60Lovers (Live A Little Longer) Song from The "Voulez-Vous" Album
61Mamma Mia Song from the "ABBA" album
62Man In The Middle Song from the "ABBA" album
63Me And Bobby And Bobby'S Brother Song from the "Ring Ring" album
64Me And I Song from The "Super Trouper" Album
 Medley Medley released on the "Stars Ilm Zeichen Eines Guten Sterms" album
65Merry-Go-Round B side of the "People Need Love" single
66Midnight Special Song released as part of "Medley"
  Mina Ögon Swedish version of Disillusion by Agnetha only
67Money, Money, Money Song from the "Arrival" album
68Move On Song from "The Album"
69My Love, My Life Song from the "Arrival" album
70My Mama Said Song from the "Waterloo" album
71Nina, Pretty Ballerina Song from the "Ring Ring" album
 No Hay A Quien Culpar Spanish version of "When All Is Said And Done"
73On And On And On Song from The "Super Trouper" Album
74On Top Of Old Smokey Song released as part of "Medley"
75One Man, One Woman Song from "The Album"
76One Of Us Song from The "Visitors" Album
77Our Last Summer Song from The "Super Trouper" Album
78People Need Love Song from the "Ring Ring" album
79Pick A Bale Of Cotton Song released as part of "Medley"
80Put On Your White Sombrero Song released on the Box "Thank You For The Music"
81Rikky Rock'N'Roller Song released as part of "ABBA Undeleted"
82Ring Ring Song from the "Ring Ring" album8
83Rock Me Song of the "ABBA" album
84Rock'N'Roll Band Song from the "Ring Ring" album
85Rubber Ball Man Song released as part of "ABBA Undeleted"
86S.O.S. Song from the "ABBA" album
87Santa Rosa B side of the "He Is Your Brother" single
88Scaramouche Song released as part of "ABBA Undeleted"
 Se Me Esta Escapando Spanish version of "Slipping Through My Fingers".
89She'S My Kind Of Girl Song from the "Ring Ring" album
90Should I Laugh Or Cry B side of the "One Of Us" single
91Sitting In The Palmtree Song from the "Waterloo" album
92Slipping Through My Fingers Song from The "Visitors" Album
93So Long Song from the "ABBA" album
94Soldiers Song from The "Visitors" Album
95Summer Night City Song from The "Voulez-Vous" Album
96Super Trouper Song from The "Super Trouper" Album
97Suzy-Hang-Around Song from the "Waterloo" album
98Sång Till Görel Special song only released as promotional single
99Take A Chance On Me Song from "The Album"
100Thank You For The Music Song from "The Album"
101That'S Me Song from the "Arrival" album
102The Day Before You Came Song released as a single
103The King Has Lost His Crown Song from The "Voulez-Vous" Album
104The Name Of The Game Song from "The Album"
105The Piper Song from The "Super Trouper" Album
106The Visitors (Crackin' Up) Song from The "Visitors" Album
107The Way Old Friends Do Song from The "Super Trouper" Album
108The Winner Takes It All Song from The "Super Trouper" Album
109Tiger Song from the "Arrival" album
110Tiveds Hambo Special song released as a promotional single
111Tropical Loveland Song from the "ABBA" album
112Two For The Price Of One Song from The "Visitors" Album
113Under Attack Song released as a single
114 Under My Sun Unreleased song performed live in rehearsal for 1979 concert tour
115Voulez-Vous Song from The "Voulez-Vous" Album
116Watch Out Song from the "Waterloo" album
117Waterloo Song from the "Waterloo" album
 Wer Im Wartesaal Der Liebe Steht German version of "Another Town, Another Train"
118What About Livingstone? Song from the "Waterloo" album
119When All Is Said And Done Song from The "Visitors" Album
120When I Kissed The Teacher Song from the "Arrival" album
121Why Did It Have To Be Me? Song from the "Arrival" album
122You Owe Me One B side of the "Under Attack" single
123Åh, Vilka Tider Song from Björn & Benny released a B side of the swedish single "Ring Ring"

 

 

Fantasy Remasters Collection (MP3 to download)

ABBA on Television (Videoclip to view)

 

 

Live & Specials Songs

 ABBA Gold Medley   Promotional Medley
 ABBA Undeleted

Medley of Unreleased songs
124Alley Cat Unreleased song performed live on TV
125And The Wind Cries Mary   Unreleased and unreccorded song
126Arga Unga Män, Förenen Eder!   Unreleased song performed live on a Cabaret show in 1970
127Barbara-Ann Unreleased song performed live on the TV show "Olivia!"
128Barnvisor   Unreleased song performed at the 1973 Festfolket tour
129California Here I Come Unreleased song performed live on TV
130Danny Boy   Unreleased song performed live at the concert in Dublin in 1979
131Don'T Fence Me In Unreleased song performed live on TV
132En Hälsning Till Våra Parkarrangörer Promotional Medley
133Every Good Man Unreleased song
134Fairfax Rag   Unreleased song performed on the Festfolket 73
135Funky Feet   Unreleased song
136Gammal Fäbodpsalm Unreleased song performed live on the 1979 concert tour
 Ge Mig En Chans Unreleased Swedish version of "Don't Fence Me In" performed live on TV
137Get On The Carousel Unreleased song performed live on the 1977 concert tour
 Gold Medley   Alias of "ABBA Gold Medley"
138Have You Never Been Mellow Unreleased song where ABBA is on backing vocal for Olivia Newton-Johnn
139Helan Går CUnreleased song performed live on Radio
140Help Me Rhonda Unreleased song performed live on the TV show "Olivia!"
141Holiday Unreleased song performed live on the TV show "Olivia!"
142I Get Around   Unreleased song performed on the Festfolket 73
143I Just Want To Be Your Everything Unreleased song where ABBA is on backing vocal for Olivia Newton-Johnn
144I Want You   Unreleased song
145I'M An A Live Song performed on the 77 Tour
146I'M Still Alive Unreleased song performed live on the 1979 Concert Tour
147If You Love Me Let Me Know Unreleased song where ABBA is on backing vocal for Olivia Newton-Johnn
 In The Arms Of Rosalita Demo of "Chiquitita"
148In The Mood   Unreleased Song performed live as part of "So Long" in the 1977 Concert tour
149Ja Må Hon Leva   Unreleased song performed live on Radio
150Jailhouse Rock Unreleased song performed live on the TV show "Olivia!"
 Japan Medley   Medley released on a japanese compilation
151Jeg Har En Tulle Med Oyne Blå   Unreleased song performed live in concert in Oslo in 1977
152Johan På Snippen   Song performed in "The Movie"
153Lady Bird   Unreleased song recorded in 1979
 Live 77 Medley released on a promotional single
154Lotties Schottis   Unreleased song performed live on TV but not screaning
155Med En Enkil Tulipen   Unreleased song performed live for the 50 birthday of Görel
 Megamedley   Medley released on the german "Waterloo" CD single
 Monsieur, Monsieur Demo version of "My Love, My Life" broadcasted on Radio
 More ABBA Gold Medley From Spain   Promotional Medley
 National Commercial Publucitary TV Spot based on "Fernando"
156Nationalsång   Unreleased song
157Nu Är Det Jul Igen Unreleased song performed live on Radio
 Olivia! Jam Session Unreleased medley performed live on TV
 Oro Grandes Exitos Medley   Promotional medley
158Please Mr Please Unreleased song where ABBA is on backing vocal for Olivia Newton-Johnn
159Polkan Går   Song performed in "The Movie"
160Put A Little Love In Your Heart Unreleased song performed live on the TV show "Olivia!"
161Scotland The Brave   Unreleased song performed live at the concert in Glasgow in 1979
162Skål! Unreleased song performed live on TV
163Stoned   Song performed in "The Movie"
164The Days Of The Old Schoolyard Unreleased song where ABBA is on backing vocal for Olivia Newton-Johnn
 The Girl With The Golden Hair   Unreleased mini-musical performed live on the 1977 concert tour
 The Last Video Special videoclip broadcasted on TV
165Tyck Om Varann   Live version of "Hej Gamle Man" performed in 1970 in a Cabaret Show
166Una Voce Poco Fa   Unreleased song performed live as rehearsal of the 1979 concert tour
167Untitled   Unreleased song recorded at Metronome Studios
168Untitled Jam   Unreleased song performed live as rehearsal of the 1979 concert tour
169Untitled Song   Inexistant song title reported to have been recorded by ABBA
170Vi Är Väninnor   Unreleased song performed live on a Cabaret show in 1970
171Waltzing Matilda   Unreleased song performed live in concert in Australia in 1977
 When The Waves Roll Out To Sea Unreleased Instrumental version of "Just Like That".

 

Others Titles Songs

'Til The Night Is Gone Working Title of "On And On And On"
15e Oktober-Låten Working Title of "Soldiers"
A Bit Of Myself Working Title of "The Name Of The Game"
A Crazy World Working Title of "Crazy World"
A Simple Four-Letter Word Alias of "I'M An A"
Amerika Working Title of "Voulez-Vous"
An Angel Passing Through My Room Working Title of "Like An Angel Passing Through My Room"
An Angel Walked Through My Room Working Title of "Like An Angel Passing Through My Room"
An Angel'S Passing Through My Room Working Title of "Like An Angel Passing Through My Room"
Andante Misspelled title of "Andante, Andante"
Andate Misspelled title of "Andante, Andante"
Another Morning Without You Working Title of "Like An Angel Passing Through My Room"
Antonio Från Borneo Working Title of "Scaramouche"
Arrival In Dalecarlia Working Title of "Arrival"
Baby I Won'T Come Back Working Title of "What About Livingstone?"
Bach-Låten Working Title of "Intermezzo No. 1"
Bara Du Slog En Signal Alias of "Ring Ring"
Been And Gone And Done It Working Title of "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
Belsebub Working Title of "The King Has Lost His Crown"
Big John Working Title of "Move On"
Billy Boy Working Title of "Take A Chance On Me"
Blinka Lilla Stjärna Working Title of "Super Trouper"
Boogaloo Working Title of "Dancing Queen"
Chiquita Misspelled title of "Chiquitita"
Chiquitita Angelina Working Title of "Chiquitita"
Coachman'S Farm Working Title of "That'S Me"
Conociéndome, Conociéndote Spanish version of "Knowing Me, Knowing You".
Contemplation Working Title of "Another Town, Another Train"
Daddy Don'T Get Drunk On Christmas Day Working Title of "Happy New Year"
Dance With The Devil Working Title of "Man In The Middle"
Dancing In The Moonlight Inexistant song title reported to have been recorded by ABBA
Debe Ser Rock And Roll Spanish title of "Hole In Your Soul"
Den Första Working Title of "The Visitors (Crackin' Up)"
Den Lidande Fågeln Working Title of "The Day Before You Came"
Didn'T I Working Title of "Rock Me"
Dinero, Dinero, Dinero Spanish title of "Money, Money, Money"
Dixie Working Title of "Here Comes Rubie Jamie"
Dr. Claus Von Hamlet Alias for "Hamlet III"
Dr. Klaus Working title of "Fernando"
Dream Land Working Title of "Dream World"
Dum De Dum Alias of "Alley Cat"
El Andar Misspeled title of "Al Andar"
El Nombre Del Juego Spanish title of "The Name Of The Game"
El Paso Working Title of "Cassandra"
Elaine Elaine Elaine Working Title of "Elaine"
En Song Om Sommar Inexistant song title reported to have been recorded by ABBA
Esses Vad Det Svänger När Man Spelar Jazz Working Title of "On And On And On"
Every Good Man Needs A Helping Hand Working Title of "Every Good Man"
Fiol Working Title of "Arrival"
Going Strong Inexistant song title reported to have been recorded by ABBA
Grandpa'S Banjo Working Title of "Santa Rosa"
Hades Working Title of "Lovelight"
Happy Birthday To You Alias of "Ja Må Hon Leva"
Harry Working Title of "I Am The City"
Hawaii Working Title of "Why Did It Have To Be Me?"
Hawaii Feliz Spanish title of "Why Did It Have To Be Me?"
He Estado Esperando Por Ti Spanish title of "I'Ve Been Waiting For You"
Heroes Working Title of "Lovelight"
High High Working Title of "Eagle"
High On Your Love Working Title of "Hole In Your Soul"
Hold Me Close Working Title of "Andante, Andante"
Honey-Pie Working Title of "Waterloo"
Honeysuckle Rose Working Title of "Intermezzo No. 1"
Horn Per Working Title of "Lovers (Live A Little Longer)"
Hurry Working Title of "I Am The City"
I Am A Tiger Working Title of "Tiger"
I Believe In You Working Title of a missing song
I Can Do It Working Title of "Does Your Mother Know"
I Just Wasn'T Thinking Inexistant song title reported to have been recorded by ABBA
I Know A Song Working Title of "I Have A Dream"
I Owe You One Misspelled title of "You Owe Me One"
I'Am An A Misspelled title of "I'M An A"
I'D Give Anything To Be Back Home In... Working Title of "Santa Rosa"
I'M Gonna Sing You A Lovesong Working Title of "Gonna Sing You My Lovesong"
I'M The Tiger Working Title of "Tiger"
Ich Hab Angst Working Title of "Just A Notion"
In The Can Inexistant song title reported to have been recorded by ABBA
In The City Alias of "I Am The City"
In The Waiting Room Of Love Inexistant song probably as english translation of "Wer Im Wartesaal Der Liebe Steht"
Ing. Saltet Working Title of "Crazy World"
Intermedio N°1 Spanish title of "Intermezzo No. 1"
It'S A Game Inexistant song title reported to have been recorded by ABBA
It'S Alright Darling Inexistant song title reported to have been recorded by ABBA
It'S Been Swell Inexistant song title reported to have been recorded by ABBA
It'S Better Now Inexistant song title reported to have been recorded by ABBA
Jackass Working Title of "Me And I"
Jam Session Alias of "Olivia! Jam Session"
Joanne Working Title of "Move On"
Kalle Skändare Working Title of "Summer Night City"
Kamelo Working Title of "You Owe Me One"
Katakusom Working Title of "Angeleyes"
Klocklåt Working Title of "Ring Ring"
Kålsupare Working Title of "Chiquitita"
Kålsupare II Working Title of "Chiquitita"
Losers In Love Inexistant song title reported to have been recorded by ABBA
Love For Me Is Love Forever Working Title of "Move On"
Luz De Amor Spanish Title of "Lovelight"
Mama Working Title of "Intermezzo No. 1"
Mamma Working Title of "Intermezzo No. 1"
Memory Lane Working Title of "Why Did It Have To Be Me?"
Mi Amore Working Title of "One Of Us"
More Gold Medley Alias of "More ABBA Gold Medley From Spain"
Motorbike Ride Inexistant song title reported to have been recorded by ABBA
Mountain Top Working Title of "Fernando"
Mr Sex Working Title of "King Kong Song"
Name Of The Game Misspelled title of "The Name Of The Game"
National Sings Out Alias of "National Commercial"
National Song Alias of "National Commercial"
Nationalsånget Alias of "Nationalsång"
No Man'S Land Inexistant song title reported to have been recorded by ABBA
Nu Alla Alias of "Skål!"
Nu Er Det Jul Igen Misspelled title of "Nu Är Det Jul Igen"
Number One, Number One Working Title of "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
Nummer 1 Working Title of "One Of Us"
Ny Alla Alias of "Skål!"
Ode To Dalecarlia Working Title of "Arrival"
Olle Olle Working Title of "Hole In Your Soul"
Opp I Det Blå Inexistant song title reported to have been recorded by ABBA
Opus 10 Alias of "Nationalsång"
Our Island Inexistant song title reported to have been recorded by ABBA
Out Of Sight Inexistant song title reported to have been recorded by ABBA
Padre Working Title of "Put On Your White Sombrero"
Pandemonium Working Title of "If It Wasn'T For The Nights"
Peasants Working Title of "Soldiers"
Piccolino Working Title of "Me And I"
Pick Bale Of Cotton Mispelled title for "Pick A Bale Of Cotton"
Pig Party On Mallorca Working Title of "Put On Your White Sombrero"
Polken Går Mispelled title of "Polkan Går"
Reggae Working Title of "Tropical Loveland"
Reina Bailarina Alias of "La Reina del Baile"
Reina Danzante Alias of "La Reina del Baile"
Ricky Rock'N'Roller Misspelled title of "Rikky Rock'N'Roller"
Ring It In Working Title of "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
Rio De Janeiro Working Title of "When I Kissed The Teacher"
Rock 'N' Roll (Hole In Your Soul) Working Title of "Hole In Your Soul"
Rosalita Working Title of "Chiquitita"
Rum & Coca Cola Inexistant song title reported to have been recorded by ABBA
Salute To Stig Working Title of "Hovas Vittne"
Sherwood Working Title of "The Piper"
Sjömansvisa Working Title of "One Man, One Woman"
Something On My Mind Inexistant song title reported to have been recorded by ABBA
Song 'X' Working Title of "Voulez-Vous"
Spansk II Working Title of "Put On Your White Sombrero"
Stop And Listen To Your Heart Working Title of "Bang-A-Boomerang"
Svantes Inferno Working Title of "Free As A Bumble Bee"
Sång Till Gudrun Alias of "Ja Må Hon Leva"
Take Me In Your Armpit Working Title of "I Have A Dream"
Tango (Fernando) Working Title of "Fernando"
Tango (Head Over Heels) Working Title of "Head Over Heels"
Tanto Tiempo Spanish title of "So Long"
Te He Estado Esperando Spanish title of "I'Ve Been Waiting For You"
Ten Tin Soldiers Working Title of "The Piper"
Terra Del Fuego Working Title of "Here Comes Rubie Jamie"
The City Alias of "I Am The City"
The Devil In Miss Jones Inexistant song title reported to have been recorded by ABBA
The Eagle Working Title of "Eagle"
The Rock'N Roll Band Working Title of "Rock'N'Roll Band"
The Story Of My Life Working Title of "The Winner Takes It All"
The Story Of My Life II Working Title of "The Winner Takes It All"
The Story Of My Life III Working Title of "The Winner Takes It All"
Three Wise Guys Working Title of "Chiquitita"
Tidernas Blåsning Working Title of "Kisses Of Fire"
Tierra De Amor Tropical Spanish title of "Tropical Loveland"
Turn Me On Working Title of "S.O.S."
Turn Out The Light Working Title of "My Mama Said"
Twinkle Twinkle Working Title of "Like An Angel Passing Through My Room"
Underbar Working Title of "Should I Laugh Or Cry"
Va Todo Al Ganador Unreleased spanish version of "The Winner Takes It All"
We Are A Simple Four-Letter Word Alias of "I'M An A"
Where The Sunshine Is Working Title of "Suzy-Hang-Around"
Who'S Gonna Love You Working Title of "Hasta Mañana"
Wind Working Title of "The Day Before You Came"
Winner Takes It All Misspelled title of "The Winner Takes It All"
X Working Title of "Voulez-Vous"
Yarrafat Working Title of "Lay All Your Love On Me"
Yippee Yay Working Title of "Move On"
Äntligen Krig Working Title of "The Piper"

 

Unofficials Songs

 

Contribution on Albums and Songs


Officials Albums

1973 Ted Ted GÄRDESTAD CD Backing Vocal

Officals Songs

Baker Street Gerry RAFFERTY 1978 Song Inspired
Come Give Me Love Ted GÄRDESTAD 1973 Backing Vocal
Do It Again The BEACH BOYS 1968 Song Inspired
Du Har En Vän {Swedish} Lena ANDERSSON 1971 Backing Vocal
Gitarren Och Jag {Swedish} Ted GÄRDESTAD 1973 Backing Vocal
Glöm Dig Själv För En Dag {Swedish} Lena ANDERSSON 1971 Backing Vocal
I'M Not In Love TEN CC 1975 Song Inspired
Jag Kommer {Swedish} Lena ANDERSSON 1971 Backing Vocal
Jag Ska Fånga En Ängel {Swedish} Ted GÄRDESTAD 1973 Backing Vocal
Kaliforniens Guld {Swedish} Ted GÄRDESTAD 1973 Backing Vocal
Kom I Min Fantasi {Swedish} Ted GÄRDESTAD 1973 Backing Vocal
Oh, Vilken Härlig Dag {Swedish} Ted GÄRDESTAD 1973 Backing Vocal
Ramanagaram {Swedish} Ted GÄRDESTAD 1973 Backing Vocal
Rock Your Baby George MCCRAE 1974 Song Inspired
Skolsång {Swedish} Ted GÄRDESTAD 1973 Backing Vocal
Sol, Vind Och Vatten {Swedish} Ted GÄRDESTAD 1973 Backing Vocal
Stenansiktet {Swedish} Ted GÄRDESTAD 1973 Backing Vocal
The Real Slim Shady EMINEM 2000 Song Inspired
Tom Tom Käre Vän {Swedish} Lena ANDERSSON 1971 Backing Vocal
Tänk Om Man Bara Kunde Svara På Frågor {Swedish} Lena ANDERSSON 1971 Backing Vocal
Universum {Swedish} Ted GÄRDESTAD 1973 Backing Vocal
Vårnattsmelodi {Swedish} Lena ANDERSSON 1971 Backing Vocal
What'Ll I Do? -Who? Elaine PAIGE 1996 Backing Vocal

Live Songs

Big Bad John Jimmy DEAN 1961 Song Inspired
Christmas Greetings Frida 2002 Autor
Christmas Greetings {Interview} Agnetha 1982 Autor
Sommaren Som Aldrig Säger Nej {Swedish} MALTA 2000 Song Inspired

 


Others Authorized Albums & Singles

Bootlegs Albums & Singles


Others Videos & DVD

Bootlegs Videos & DVD


Fantasy Remasters Collection (MP3 to download)

ABBA on Television (Videoclip to view)
 


Unofficials Songs



ABBA Covers

 


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Officials

Unoficials

Gold Tribute on Youtube


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Officials with Vocals

Officials Instrumentals and Karaoke

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