Caffé Latté presents
We are all familiar with the Swedish group’s biggest hits like “Dancing Queen”, “Mamma Mia”, “Fernando” and “Waterloo”. This countdown delves deeper into the ABBA catalogue to offer 50 other songs that also deserve attention. With the recent announcement of new ABBA songs coming after a wait of over 3 decades and the impending sequel to the ‘Mamma Mia’ film, Caffé Latté celebrates the music of Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad…
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ROCK ‘N' ROLL BAND
The original take on "Rock 'N' Roll Band" was recorded by Bjorn and Benny. It was used as a B-side for one of their pre-ABBA singles. The version found on the 'Ring Ring' LP added vocals from Agnetha and Frida. The band commenced recording this take on September 26, 1972. It highlights the impact of recruiting the 2 female members.
HOLE IN YOUR SOUL
Spawned from elements of the song "Get On The Carousel", "Hole In Your Soul" was initially slated as the lead single from 'Abba- The Album'. Its original title was "High On Your Love". ABBA began recording the track in early August 1977.
ME AND I
ABBA started cutting "Me And I" on September 8, 1980. The track features Frida singing lead as a protagonist with split personalities. It was included on the 'Super Trouper' album. Lasse Wellander contributed on guitar.
LOVE ISN’T EASY
(BUT IT SURE IS HARD ENOUGH)
ABBA's debut album hinted at the potential chemistry between the 4 members. Benny and Bjorn were beginning to comprehend the magic ingredient they had added to the band's sound by recruiting Agnetha and Frida. "Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)" remains an early preview of what the band could create as a unit. It was recorded on March 14, 1973.
KISSES OF FIRE