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    There are some good
    items on ABBA.

    As a British resident of Sweden the link below shows just how successful they were.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABBA

    "ABBA (Swedish pronunciation: [²abːa]) are a Swedish pop group, formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The group's name derives from the first letter in each of the first names of its members. They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1974 to 1982. ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 at The Dome in Brighton, UK, giving Sweden its first triumph in the contest. They are the most successful group to have taken part in the competition.

    ABBA are estimated to have sold 140 to over 500 million records,[2][3] making them one of the best-selling music artists of all time.[4] They are also the best-selling band from continental Europe and from outside the English-speaking world.[4] ABBA is the first group from a non-English-speaking country to achieve consistent success in the charts of English-speaking countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States.[5] They have a joint record eight consecutive number-one albums in the UK.[6] The group also enjoyed significant success in Latin America, and recorded a collection of their hit songs in Spanish.

    During the band's active years, the band was composed of two couples: Fältskog and Ulvaeus, and Lyngstad and Andersson. With the increase of their popularity, their personal lives suffered which eventually resulted in the collapse of both marriages. The relationship changes were reflected in the group's music, with later compositions featuring more introspective and dark lyrics.[7]"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scheherazade View Post
    Oh, I like Dancing Queen and this one too...

    https://youtu.be/U-eSLtnzB9c

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    I like that one too, Snow

    This is not a very popular one but somehow it gets to me:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GroJ-OiV-EU

    *edit*

    Quote Originally Posted by MANICHAEAN View Post
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    "The Day Before You Came" was my favourite.
    Just saw this one, Manichaean! Not many people even know this one but I love it very much
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    I've been mulling it over... my favorite is Knowing Me, Knowing You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUrzicaiRLU : This time we're through / Breaking up is never easy, I know / But I have to go

    ... too close to the mark.

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    I am still undecided which is my favourite which is why i like all of them
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    I've been trying to decide on a favorite, but they had too many good songs. I grew up with pretty much everything by ABBA on the radio simultaneously, plus my sister had all their albums.
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    I think this one is pretty cool
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkL7Fkigfn8
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    Southern Norrland doesn't sound very far north, yet it is on the same latitude as Anchorage, Alaska. All summer it is light enough to make it impossible to see much in the sky. So no point me looking for the rings of Saturn. That's a pity.

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    I'm not sure how I feel about this:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamma_...re_We_Go_Again
    Do, or do not. There is no try. - Yoda


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    I'm not sure how I feel about this:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamma_...re_We_Go_Again
    Do, or do not. There is no try. - Yoda


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    I like this one too.
    does your mother know
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkL7Fkigfn8
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    I thought Abba really good.

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    Ah yes, from Waterloo to Super-Trooper, the track of my teen years.
    My fave was Fernando. Best lyric was "Tell me please cos I have to know, I'm a bashful child beginning to grow. (or something like that)
    As for the big question (for a 1970's spotty youth) - blonde or brunette - I could never decide.
    ay up

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    Quote Originally Posted by prendrelemick View Post
    Ah yes, from Waterloo to Super-Trooper, the track of my teen years.
    My fave was Fernando. Best lyric was "Tell me please cos I have to know, I'm a bashful child beginning to grow. (or something like that)
    As for the big question (for a 1970's spotty youth) - blonde or brunette - I could never decide.
    Hi there prendrelemick and welcome back !!! haha sorry I had to laugh about the blonde and brunette bit.
    Glad I don't have to chose.
    I am unsure however about the ''bashful child beginning to grow'' bit.
    Last edited by cacian; 07-24-2018 at 02:39 PM.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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