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Title: ABBA
Post by: nimrod on February 29, 2012, 09:25:01 PM
C'mon then admit it here, who's a fan ?  :laughing7:

Abba - Knowing Me, Knowing You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUrzicaiRLU#)
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Klang on February 29, 2012, 10:19:35 PM

I am, finally. Some great pop tunes and they could do it well live. Check out their movie...umm...'ABBA: The Movie.'

 :)

Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Mairi on February 29, 2012, 11:46:44 PM
I LOVE THEM!
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Brynjar on March 01, 2012, 12:16:49 AM
Love them too. Here is my favourite song by them:

Lay All Your Love On Me - Abba (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST6qpR0iO_s#)
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on March 01, 2012, 03:27:56 AM
Brilliant band!!!! Love the how the girls play with their voices in Money Money Money

Saw a realy good ABBA tribute band too, a while ago
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: In My Life on March 01, 2012, 06:25:00 AM
Of course I love them! They were a big part of the soundtrack of my teenage years, thanks to their ubiquitous presence on American radio. I never actually bought any of their records but they still bring a smile to my face whenever I hear them.
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 01, 2012, 04:39:34 PM
Waterloo - du är mitt öde, mitt Waterloo

ABBA Waterloo Melodifestivalen 1974 (Swedish Heats of Eurovision) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv6_UMum0gA#)


ABBA - Waterloo (Eurovision 1974) HQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUhIRARXwoA#)


ABBA : Waterloo (HD) - Momarkedet, Norway, 1975 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n9nMKZSN2c#ws)


Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 02, 2012, 04:47:53 AM
Yeah!  I like (http://i51.tinypic.com/2dl584x.jpg)...


S.O.S.

Abba Agnetha Swedish SOS.avi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK5ZKvC2uA8#)

ABBA : S.O.S - Live Vocals (HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyihoLh4I-8#ws)
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 02, 2012, 04:55:35 AM
Take A Chance On Me

ABBA : Take A Chance On Me (Am Laufenden Band) HQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLr1cmN17E0#)
1978


That's Janne Schaffer, ABBA's session guitarist.
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Badgirl66 on March 02, 2012, 08:32:06 AM
Here Frida with a Lennon jr Classic Song Saltwaterhttp://youtu.be/tLZt9QavYDs (http://youtu.be/tLZt9QavYDs)
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: nimrod on March 02, 2012, 10:42:27 AM
those girls were talented and hell gorgeous :)
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 02, 2012, 03:12:38 PM
those girls were talented and hell gorgeous :)


Were they ever!!


Fernando

ABBA : Fernando (Top Of The Pops) HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv_-6XQyIq0#ws)

ABBA : Fernando - Español ((Stereo)) Spanish (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmkxV1Dyb8c#)
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: glass onion on March 02, 2012, 04:38:27 PM
excellent group.i admit it.......i like abba a hell of a lot.never get tired of them,to be fair.some of the best pop tunes ever written.'fernando' is just sublime.
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Joost on March 02, 2012, 10:07:55 PM
There's something weird about ABBA. Whenever I hear one of their songs on the radio, there's a good chance I'll turn up the volume. But then again, I'm not the slightest bit interest in checking out their albums. I don't really know why that is. I don't think there are a whole lot of people on this planet who have them as their all-time favorite group, but you won't find many people who dislike them either. I know a few people who are into pretty heavy/extreme music and generally don't really care for pop music, but still have a soft spot for ABBA. While ABBA is about as pop as pop gets.

Favorite songs: The Winner Takes It All and Lay All Your Love On Me.
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 02, 2012, 10:38:47 PM
excellent group.i admit it.......i like abba a hell of a lot.never get tired of them,to be fair.some of the best pop tunes ever written.'fernando' is just sublime.



"Sublime" is the perfect adjective for Fernando, glass onion.  Originally recorded in Swedish by Anni-Frid Lyngstad for her solo album Frida Ensam in 1975 it sounded like this...

Anni Frid Lyngstad "Frida" *Fernando (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yXEcOPyt6U#ws)



and there was a tango rhythm take as well...

ABBA Undeleted Fernando Tango (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHoHgbGgNG8#)

 
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 02, 2012, 10:54:08 PM
There's something weird about ABBA. Whenever I hear one of their songs on the radio, there's a good chance I'll turn up the volume. But then again, I'm not the slightest bit interest in checking out their albums. I don't really know why that is. I don't think there are a whole lot of people on this planet who have them as their all-time favorite group, but you won't find many people who dislike them either. I know a few people who are into pretty heavy/extreme music and generally don't really care for pop music, but still have a soft spot for ABBA. While ABBA is about as pop as pop gets.

Favorite songs: The Winner Takes It All and Lay All Your Love On Me.

Your feelings mirror mine, Joost.  In the 1970s, I listened to 60s stuff because I couldn't tolerate disco.  But ABBA just sounded so nice that I would turn up the volume too when they came on.  And that was quite often from 1974 until the early 1980s.

The Winner Takes It All and When All Is Said and Done sort of chronicled their divorces.
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Klang on March 02, 2012, 10:58:23 PM
There's something weird about ABBA. Whenever I hear one of their songs on the radio, there's a good chance I'll turn up the volume. But then again, I'm not the slightest bit interest in checking out their albums. I don't really know why that is. I don't think there are a whole lot of people on this planet who have them as their all-time favorite group, but you won't find many people who dislike them either. I know a few people who are into pretty heavy/extreme music and generally don't really care for pop music, but still have a soft spot for ABBA. While ABBA is about as pop as pop gets.

Favorite songs: The Winner Takes It All and Lay All Your Love On Me.

I felt exactly that way for the longest time. Then, a few months ago I happened to catch their film 'ABBA: The Movie' on TV and became terribly impressed by the live performances it showed. This sparked my interest and I gathered all of their studio albums to get the whole picture. Very enjoyable. So...that's it. They were very good at what they did. Sort of like The Beatles, they quit while they were ahead.

 :)
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: nimrod on March 03, 2012, 12:17:24 AM
Your feelings mirror mine, Joost.  In the 1970s, I listened to 60s stuff because I couldn't tolerate disco. 


I was like that too Barry with disco, but do you know what, my wife has converted me into loving (yes loving) 70's disco, its actually quite brilliant music with superb bass lines and guitar parts.........................play that funky music white boy !!!
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: tkitna on March 03, 2012, 01:58:57 AM
Whats there not to like. They had two gorgeous girls that could sing and shake they're butts around plus the group sang catchy tunes. I like them, but only own a greatest hits album. I dont think I could go much further than that though.
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 03, 2012, 03:34:58 AM
I was like that too Barry with disco, but do you know what, my wife has converted me into loving (yes loving) 70's disco, its actually quite brilliant music with superb bass lines and guitar parts.........................play that funky music white boy !!!


(http://www.runemasterstudios.com/graemlins/images/faint2.gif)



 ;D
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 03, 2012, 03:36:29 AM
Whats there not to like. They had two gorgeous girls that could sing and shake they're butts around plus the group sang catchy tunes.



Honey Honey

ABBA : Honey Honey (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg7ZsOFSV7c#ws)




 ;D


Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 03, 2012, 03:57:13 AM
This song is repeating itself...


Abba - Waterloo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj_9CiNkkn4#)


(http://www.hemipanter.se/Star%20Guitar%20ABBA.jpg)
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 03, 2012, 04:22:00 AM
Just One Of Those Things


Just One Of Those Things (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAb_TBfuC8Q#noexternalembed)
Frank Sinatra




ABBA FRIDA JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS 60's CLASSIC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rJwYWn6iIE#noexternalembed)
Anni-Frid Lyngstad
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: In My Life on March 03, 2012, 05:38:57 AM

Honey Honey


This was the song I liked best when I saw "Mamma Mia" in Buffalo. It was so much fun; the moms in our group were all dancing by the end and the kids were trying to hide under their seats. It doesn't get much better than that!
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Ovi on March 03, 2012, 01:14:35 PM
Never cared for them. Perhaps they were more respected, famous and important when they came out than nowadays.
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 03, 2012, 10:50:26 PM
Never cared for them. Perhaps they were more respected, famous and important when they came out than nowadays.

ABBA was very famous, respected and important in their day.  These are the chart positions for one of their typical songs, Fernando...


Chart Positions

Chart (1976)                           Position

Australian Singles Chart                1
Austrian Singles Chart                  1
Belgian Singles Chart                    1
British Singles Chart                     1
Canadian Singles Chart                 2
Dutch Singles Chart                     1
Finnish Singles Chart                    2
French Singles Chart                    1
German Singles Chart                   1
Hungarian Singles Chart                1
Irish Singles Chart                       1
Italian Singles Chart                     6
New Zealand Singles Chart            1
Mexican Singles Chart                  1
Norwegian Singles Chart                2
Rhodesian Singles Chart                2
South African Singles Chart           1
Spanish Singles Chart                   3
Swedish Singles Chart                   2
Swiss Singles Chart                      1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100                   13
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary    1
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 04, 2012, 12:01:38 AM
The Winner Takes It All

Abba - The Winner Takes It All (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92cwKCU8Z5c#)
Music Video   1980




ABBA-The Winner Takes It All Live 1980 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuJl1T-trLw#)
Live   1980
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 04, 2012, 02:03:04 AM
When All Is Said And Done

Abba - When All Is Said And Done (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUh4u-lYEhM#)
Music Video   1981
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 04, 2012, 02:16:43 AM
This was the song I liked best when I saw "Mamma Mia" in Buffalo.


Mamma Mia

ABBA - Mamma Mia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unfzfe8f9NI#)
Music Video   1975
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 04, 2012, 02:34:14 AM
I felt exactly that way for the longest time. Then, a few months ago I happened to catch their film 'ABBA: The Movie' on TV and became terribly impressed by the live performances it showed. This sparked my interest and I gathered all of their studio albums to get the whole picture. Very enjoyable. So...that's it. They were very good at what they did. Sort of like The Beatles, they quit while they were ahead.

 :)



They could put on a good show for sure!


ABBA : Mamma Mia - Live Australia '77 (HQ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcCwa833ODg#ws)
From ABBA: The Movie
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 04, 2012, 04:18:04 AM
This song is repeating itself...


Waterloo

ABBA - Waterloo HQ (complete live '79) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-tgt7Qq3Sw#ws)
Live   Wembley Arena  1979
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 06, 2012, 09:08:27 PM
We could always count on The Midnight Special for good concerts.  Here's ABBA in 1976...

ABBA Midnight Special 1976 - Fernando, Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, SOS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=attt2yE9G7k#)
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 06, 2012, 09:20:30 PM
Poor Frida...It must have been difficult...Spending all those years as "the second-best-looking one..."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcrrJEHI0EQ# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcrrJEHI0EQ#)



 ;D
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 07, 2012, 04:41:54 AM
Les livres d'histoire et la vie
Racontent la même comédie...


ABBA - WATERLOO ( FRENCH VERSION - 1974 )..wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WpcfS_IoDg#)


Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 07, 2012, 04:52:08 AM
Waterloo, auch wenn ich dabei mein herz verlier...


ABBA - Waterloo [German Language Version] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4_2TGXZubQ#)
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: In My Life on March 07, 2012, 05:29:10 AM
We could always count on The Midnight Special for good concerts.  Here's ABBA in 1976...


I never missed it! Maybe that's how I became such a night owl.  ;)
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: In My Life on March 07, 2012, 05:45:55 AM
Poor Frida...It must have been difficult...Spending all those years as "the second-best-looking one..."




 ;D

Well, that video had me on the edge of my seat! I kept wondering what it was all leading up to. And it really was just a nudge but a nudge with a venomous look attached. LOL
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 07, 2012, 06:40:03 AM
Both Frida and Agnetha were stunning!  And they both had beautiful voices.

ABBA is the fourth best-selling popular music artists in recorded music history.  Watching videos like The Winner Takes It All and When All Is Said And Done was disturbing.  ABBA never officially broke up.  They just stopped performing together.
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on March 07, 2012, 09:15:34 AM
Here Frida with a Lennon jr Classic Song Saltwater [url]http://youtu.be/tLZt9QavYDs[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/tLZt9QavYDs[/url])

Beautiful find!
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Pattie on May 19, 2012, 10:37:59 PM
I love ABBA!! They are great! Last month I went to see Mamma Mia! at the theatre here in Argentina, and It was the same as the film! The songs were the best part.
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 13, 2013, 05:49:47 AM
ABBA may reunite in 2014:  http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=abba_may_reunite_in_2014 (http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=abba_may_reunite_in_2014)
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: In My Life on November 13, 2013, 06:53:38 AM
ABBA may reunite in 2014:  [url]http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=abba_may_reunite_in_2014[/url] ([url]http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=abba_may_reunite_in_2014[/url])


Interesting! I sure wish I had Agnetha's ability to not think too much about the future.
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 13, 2013, 07:10:53 AM
It would be a 40 Year Anniversary of their Eurovision win...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FsVeMz1F5c#t=171 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FsVeMz1F5c#t=171)






And a 53 Year Anniversary of their first Eurovision attempt...

Abba Waterloo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgwP8CNhz4A#)
1961


 ;D
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: In My Life on November 13, 2013, 07:17:26 AM
^^^
That's so cute! I think Björn was feeling a little lost without Benny. I guess he hadn't joined the group yet.  ;)
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 14, 2013, 04:36:56 AM
Agnetha is back...


Abba's Agnetha is back ... BBC Breakfast interview 10.5.2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hix8OgH2bvg#ws)
BBC Breakfast interview   5 October 2013
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 14, 2013, 05:01:01 AM
Whats there not to like. They had two gorgeous girls that could sing and shake they're butts around plus the group sang catchy tunes.


ABBA - Agnetha turning her back to the Camera (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DkQBPpun0M#)


sexy bottum of Agnetha Abba (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5gkdSiwBhE#)



Todd's right!    ;D
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: nimrod on November 15, 2013, 10:21:51 PM
Bugs me all this re-uniting rubbish, (like with the Beatles) it would never be as good, and just for commercial reasons ie $$$$$$$

I admire Agnetha in that interview Barry when she says 'get back together for what, we did it all'

some bands should stay away from re-uniting, everything was done when they were together
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 16, 2013, 04:57:37 AM
She's a sensitive, intelligent woman, Kev, that's for sure.  ABBA certainly left their mark on popular music.
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 16, 2013, 05:13:03 AM
Early ABBA...


Ring Ring

ABBA : Ring Ring (Tommy Cooper Show 1974 ) HQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq4V6o7q6ko#ws)
1974


One of their first records which got them noticed in Europe.
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 16, 2013, 05:26:01 AM
ABBA performing Waterloo and winning Melodifestivalen in Stockholm 1974...


ABBA : Waterloo (Live Melodifestivalen 1974 Sweden) HQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivKzYEOOYjY#)


Then it was on to Eurovision.

Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 16, 2013, 05:51:38 AM
Frida   1970

Frida-Just One Of Those Things/ Mad About The Boy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhi4CRDJaH0#noexternalembed-ws)
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: In My Life on February 05, 2017, 06:22:17 AM
Bugs me all this re-uniting rubbish, (like with the Beatles) it would never be as good, and just for commercial reasons ie $$$$$$$

I admire Agnetha in that interview Barry when she says 'get back together for what, we did it all'

some bands should stay away from re-uniting, everything was done when they were together


And now...

Abba announce new 'virtual and live experience' for 2018 (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/oct/26/abba-announce-virtual-live-experience-2018-simon-fuller)
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 05, 2017, 06:52:10 AM
And now...

Abba announce new 'virtual and live experience' for 2018 ([url]https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/oct/26/abba-announce-virtual-live-experience-2018-simon-fuller[/url])


 icon_good

Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 08, 2017, 01:00:08 AM
Live ABBA...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7SN9MMkUAM# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7SN9MMkUAM#)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1MvZ6Fyns4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1MvZ6Fyns4#)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5XPEcNGLN4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5XPEcNGLN4#)




 icon_good
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 08, 2017, 01:08:15 AM
Early ABBA...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO7ubf4h8sk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO7ubf4h8sk#)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvPMVQUgsPQ# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvPMVQUgsPQ#)


Wo ist Agnetha?  Sie hatte ein baby.
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 08, 2017, 01:22:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j6OI9TxqzI# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j6OI9TxqzI#)


 icon_good  icon_good
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 25, 2017, 11:19:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-crgQGdpZR0# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-crgQGdpZR0#)




There are two types of people; those who love ABBA and those who love ABBA and won't admit it.  ;)
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 25, 2017, 11:47:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OOrleE6wfc# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OOrleE6wfc#)


Whatever happened to our love?
I wish I understoood
It used to be so nice,
it used to be so goood




I love their accent!    icon_good


Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 27, 2017, 05:50:58 AM
Fernando   (Live)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv_-6XQyIq0# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv_-6XQyIq0#)
BBC  Top Of The Pops  1976




 icon_good   icon_good   icon_good
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 11, 2017, 11:23:42 PM
en español...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en-GB&v=rmkxV1Dyb8c&gl=IE&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en-GB&v=rmkxV1Dyb8c&gl=IE&fmt=18#)



 icon_good  icon_good  icon_good
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 12, 2017, 12:53:01 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYSSD0SVhN0# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYSSD0SVhN0#)





The late Rutger Gunnarsson, who played bass on most of ABBA's records, shows how played bass on Dancing Queen...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B139-IqKcqg# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B139-IqKcqg#)

Thank-you for the music, Mr. Gunnarsson.
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 12, 2017, 02:19:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXIgq4dQ6ks# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXIgq4dQ6ks#)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il2w8E2nzSU# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il2w8E2nzSU#)

Agnetha - soprano
Frida - mezzo soprano
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 12, 2017, 02:53:33 AM
Something different from ABBA...

I Have A Dream


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDEp81c66Zw# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDEp81c66Zw#)

1979
Title: Re: ABBA
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 13, 2017, 05:51:48 AM
(http://img.over-blog-kiwi.com/1/48/88/42/20150512/ob_db1b5e_rutger-gunnarsson-le-bassiste-du-group.jpg)

Rutger Gunnarsson





http://youtu.be/3FsVeMz1F5c (http://youtu.be/3FsVeMz1F5c)