Song of the Day – ABBA Week

Welcome in this new week! I hope you all had a good weekend. I know who had: Congrats again to our new and proud grandma Lynn to her two twin grandkids!

But last weekend the Eurovision Song Contest took place. What a Saturday for me. First, I was singing at a wonderful wedding and when I arrived back home I could enjoy other people sing. After a chat with a friend, I decided to make this an ABBA week. Wikipedia says:

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ABBA (stylised ᗅᗺᗷᗅ) were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. 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, and were the most successful group ever to take part in the competition.

ABBA’s record sales figure is uncertain and various estimates range from over 140 to over 500 million sold records. This makes them one of the best-selling music artists. ABBA was the first group from a non-English-speaking country to achieve consistent success in the charts of English-speaking countries, including the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and on a lesser scale, the U.S. The group also enjoyed significant success in Latin American markets, and recorded a collection of their hit songs in Spanish.

During the band’s active years, Fältskog & Ulvaeus and Lyngstad & Andersson were married. At the height of their popularity, both relationships were suffering strain which ultimately resulted in the collapse of the Ulvaeus–Fältskog marriage in 1979 and the Andersson–Lyngstad marriage in 1981. These relationship changes were reflected in the group’s music, with later compositions including more introspective, brooding, dark lyrics.

Let’s start with their big breakthrough 1974 when they won the Eurovision Song Contest.

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I used to absolutely love ABBA and can remember when I was young singing in front of the mirror with a broom as a microphone pretending to be Frida whilst my neighbor was Agnetha. We had such fun lip syncing to them! 🙂 I grew up loving their songs.

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Oh, what lovely memories and I can relate to them. Isn’t it amazing what wonderful memories we created from a world in our fantasy? Awesome! Hope you love the songs I am going to post until Friday! 😊

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I would have mentioned it in my review. It is a shame that I don’t have time this week again. But I will always find ways to share such special happenings in the community. I am so happy for you. You deserve all the beautiful moments life has to give, Lynn! You will be such an amazing grandma!

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