SwedenABBA

Artist rating: 82.59 % (ranking: not set)
Highest rating: 82.59 % (1981)
Most recent trend: 85.84 % (1981)
Highest trend: 87.25 % (1980)

Albums
Songs (A-Ö)

Statistics

Data

Formed: 1972
Disbanded: 1982

Existed for 10 years
 

External links

Members

Benny Andersson, Frida, Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus

Genres

1975
52.00 %
1976
69.44 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1979
79.73 %
1980
92.27 %

The Album

ABBA - The Album
88.62 %
(2015-10-05)
Release date: 1977-12-12
Type: studio
Genres:

In collection: CD (2006-01-03)
 
Average song length: 04:30
Average song rating:

Ranking

ABBA:
2
/
8
Year (1977):
4
/
55
Decade (1970's):
24
/
590
Overall:
63
/
2642

Tracks

Credits

Band members

Benny Andersson
keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals
Frida
lead vocals (3, 8), co-lead vocals (1, 4, 6, 9), backing vocals
Agnetha Fältskog
lead vocals (2, 5, 7), co-lead vocals (1, 4, 6, 9), backing vocals
Björn Ulvaeus
acoustic guitar, electric guitar, co-lead vocals (5), backing vocals

Backing band

Rutger Gunnarsson
bass, string arrangements

Session musicians

Janne Schaffer
lead guitar (1)

Producers

Lyrics

Eagle
05:53
They came flyin' from faraway
now I'm under their spell
I love hearing the stories that they tell
they've seen places beyond my land
and they've found new horizons
they speak strangely but I understand
and I dream I'm an eagle
and I dream I can spread my wings

Flyin' high, high
I'm a bird in the sky
I'm an eagle that rides on the breeze
high, high
what a feeling to fly
over mountains and forests and seas
and to go anywhere that I please

As all good friends we talk all night
and we fly wing to wing
I have questions and they know everything
there's no limit to what I feel
we climb higher and higher
am I dreamin' or is it all real
is it true I'm an eagle
is it true I can spread my wings

Flyin' high, high
I'm a bird in the sky
I'm an eagle that rides on the breeze
high, high
what a feeling to fly
over mountains and forests and seas
and to go anywhere that I please
Take a Chance on Me
04:04
If you change your mind
I'm the first in line
honey I'm still free
take a chance on me
if you need me
let me know
gonna be around
if you got no place to go
when you're feeling down
if you're all alone
when the pretty birds have flown
honey I'm still free
take a chance on me
gonna do my very best
and it ain't no lie
if you put me to the test
if you let me try
take a chance on me
(that's all I ask of you honey)
take a chance on me

We can go dancing
we can go walking
as long as we're together
listen to some music
maybe just talking
you'd get to know me better
'cause you know I've got
so much that I wanna do
when I dream I'm alone with you
it's magic
you want me to leave it there
afraid of a love affair
but I think you know
that I can't let go

If you change your mind
I'm the first in line
honey I'm still free
take a chance on me
if you need me
let me know
gonna be around
if you got no place to go
when you're feeling down
if you're all alone
when the pretty birds have flown
honey I'm still free
take a chance on me
gonna do my very best
and it ain't no lie
if you put me to the test
if you let me try
take a chance on me
(come on, give me a break will ya)
take a chance on me

Oh you can take your time baby
I'm in no hurry
I know I'm gonna get you
you don't wanna hurt me
baby don't worry
I ain't gonna let you
let me tell you now
my love is strong enough
to last when things are rough
it's magic
you say that I waste my time
but I can't get you off my mind
no I can't let go
'cause I love you so

If you change your mind
I'm the first in line
honey I'm still free
take a chance on me
if you need me
let me know
gonna be around
if you got no place to go
when you're feeling down
if you're all alone
when the pretty birds have flown
honey I'm still free
take a chance on me
gonna do my very best
baby can't you see
gotta put me to the test
take a chance on me
One Man, One Woman
04:37
No smiles, not a single word at the breakfast table
though I would have liked to begin
so much that I wanna say, but I feel unable
you leave and you slam the door
like you've done many times before
and I cry and I feel so helpless

One man, one woman
two friends and two true lovers
somehow we'll help each other
through the hard times
one man, one woman
one life to live together
one chance to take that never
comes back again
you and me
'til the end

Outside I can see the sun through the open window
inside everything feels so cold
what's wrong
what is happening,
where did all our love go
sometimes when I just can't cope
I cling to a desperate hope
and I cry and I feel like dying

One man, one woman
two friends and two true lovers
somehow we'll help each other
through the hard times
one man, one woman
one life to live together
one chance to take that never
comes back again
you and me
'til the end

Daydreams of a better life, but I have to wake up
- the sound of a key in the door
you smile and I realise that we need a shake up
our love is a precious thing
worth the pain and the suffering
and it's never too late for changing

One man, one woman
two friends and two true lovers
somehow we'll help each other
through the hard times
one man, one woman
one life to live together
one chance to take that never
comes back again
you and me
'til the end
The Name of the Game
04:54
I've seen you twice
in a short time
only a week since we started
it seems to me
for every time
I'm getting more openhearted

I was an impossible case
no one ever could reach me
but I think
I can see in your face
there's a lot you can teach me
so I wanna know

What's the name of the game
does it mean anything to you
what's the name of the game
can you feel it the way I do

Tell me please
'cause I have to know
I'm a bashful child
beginning to grow

And you make me talk
and you make me feel
and you make me show
what I'm trying to conceal
if I trust in you
would you let me down
would you laugh at me

If I said I care for you
could you feel the same way too
I wanna know
the name of the game

I have no friends
no one to see
and I am never invited
now I am here
talking to you
no wonder I get excited

Your smile
and the sound of your voice
and the way you see through me
got a feeling
you give me no choice
but it means a lot to me
so I wanna know

What's the name of the game
does it mean anything to you
what's the name of the game
can you feel it the way I do

Tell me please
'cause I have to know
I'm a bashful child
beginning to grow

And you make me talk
and you make me feel
and you make me show
what I'm trying to conceal
if I trust in you
would you let me down
would you laugh at me

If I said I care for you
could you feel the same way too
I wanna know
Oh yes I wanna know
the name of the game
Move On
04:45
They say a restless body
can hide a peaceful soul
a voyager and a settler
they both have a distant goal
if I explore the heavens
or if I search inside
well - it really doesn't matter
as long as I can tell myself
I've always tried

Like a roller in the ocean
life is motion
move on
like a wind that's always blowing
life is flowing
move on
like the sunrise in the morning
life is dawning
move on
how I treasure every minute
being part of it
being in it
with the urge to move on

I've travelled every country
I've travelled in my mind
it seems we're on a journey
a trip through space and time
and somewhere lies the answer
to all the questions why
what really makes the difference
between all dead
and living things
the will to stay alive

Like a roller in the ocean
life is motion
move on
like a wind that's always blowing
life is flowing
move on
like the sunrise in the morning
life is dawning
move on
how I treasure every minute
being part of it
being in it
with the urge to move on

The morning breeze that ripples
the surface of the sea
the crying of the seagulls
that hover over me
I see it and I hear it
but how can I explain
the wonder of the moment
to be alive
to feel the sun
that follows every rain

Like a roller in the ocean
life is motion
move on
like a wind that's always blowing
life is flowing
move on
like the sunrise in the morning
life is dawning
move on
how I treasure every minute
being part of it
being in it
with the urge to move on
Hole in Your Soul
03:44
You feel bad
let me tell you
we all get the blues
sometimes life is a burden
way down in your shoes
when it's bad, worse, worst
and you think you're cursed
well, if there's one thing
for the better
that can turn you loose

It's gotta be rock 'n roll
to fill the hole in your soul
there's gotta be rock 'n roll
to fill the hole in your soul

My friend Sam is a chauffeur
Annie goes to school
Jerry works at the office
Sue lies by the pool
but on all week-ends
when I meet my friends
and we're lookin' 'round
for the action
we sure play it cool

It's gotta be rock 'n roll
to fill the hole in your soul
there's gotta be rock 'n roll
to fill the hole in your soul

Aha, you paint your world
and use all colours
aha, and then you find
it all comes out too bright
you know it's only a lie
aha, the songs you sing
are too romantic
aha, and when you want the truth
they only spit in your eye
oh yeah, they're only tellin' you lies
oh yeah, there's gotta be rock 'n roll
to fill the hole in your soul

You feel bad
let me tell you
we all get the blues
sometimes life is a burden
way down in your shoes
when it's bad, worse, worst
and you think you're cursed
well, if there's one thing
for the better
that can turn you loose

It's gotta be rock 'n roll
to fill the hole in your soul
there's gotta be rock 'n roll
to fill the hole in your soul
Thank You for the Music
03:52
I'm nothing special
in fact I'm a bit of a bore
if I tell a joke
you've probably heard it before
but I have a talent
a wonderful thing
'cause everyone listens
when I start to sing
I'm so grateful and proud
all I want is to sing it out loud
so I say

Thank you for the music
the songs I'm singing
thanks for all the joy
they're bringing
who can live without it
I ask in all honesty
what would life be
without a song or a dance what are we
so I say thank you for the music
for giving it to me

Mother says I was
a dancer before I could walk
she says I began
to sing long before I could talk
and I've often wondered
how did it all start
who found out that nothing
can capture a heart
like a melody can
well, whoever it was, I'm a fan
so I say

Thank you for the music
the songs I'm singing
thanks for all the joy
they're bringing
who can live without it
I ask in all honesty
what would life be
without a song or a dance what are we
so I say thank you for the music
for giving it to me

I've been so lucky
I am the girl with golden hair
I wanna sing it out to everybody
what a joy, what a life, what a chance

Thank you for the music
the songs I'm singing
thanks for all the joy
they're bringing
who can live without it
I ask in all honesty
what would life be
without a song or a dance what are we
so I say thank you for the music
for giving it to me
I Wonder (Departure)
04:35
This park and these houses
old streets I have walked
everything dear
will it be here
one day when I am returning

My friends will get married
have children and homes
it sounds so nice
well-planned and wise
never expecting surprises

I wonder
it's frightening
leaving now
is that the right thing
I wonder
it scares me
but who the hell am I
if I don't even try
I'm not a coward
oh no, I'll be strong
one chance in a lifetime
yes, I will take it
it can't go wrong

My friends and my family
this dull little town
buses I've missed
boys that I've kissed
everything old and familiar

I wonder
it's frightening
leaving now
is that the right thing
I wonder
it scares me
but who the hell am I
if I don't even try
I'm not a coward
oh no, I'll be strong
one chance in a lifetime
yes, I will take it
yes, I will take it
it can't go wrong
I'm a Marionette
04:06
You're so free
that's what everybody's telling me
yet I feel I'm like an outward bound
pushed around refugee

Something's wrong
got a feeling that I don't belong
as if I have come from out of space
out of place, like King-Kong

I'm a marionette
just a marionette
pull the string
I'm a marionette
everybody's pet
just as long as I sing
I'm a marionette
see my pirouette
'round and 'round
I'm a marionette
I'm a marionette
just a silly old clown

Like a doll
like a puppet with no will at all
and somebody taught me how to talk
how to walk, how to fall

Can't complain
I've got no one but myself to blame
something's happening
I can't control
lost my hold, it's insane

I'm a marionette
just a marionette
pull the string
I'm a marionette
everybody's pet
just as long as I sing
I'm a marionette
see my pirouette
'round and 'round
I'm a marionette
I'm a marionette
just a silly old clown

Look this way
just a little smile
that's what they say
you'll look better on the photograph
if you laugh, that's OK!!

I'm a marionette
just a marionette
pull the string
I'm a marionette
everybody's pet
just as long as I sing
I'm a marionette
see my pirouette
'round and 'round
I'm a marionette
I'm a marionette
just a silly old clown

You're so free
that's what everybody's telling me
yet I feel I'm like an outward bound
pushed around refugee
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