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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THE KING HAS LOST HIS CROWN
Frida is centre stage vocally on "The King Has Lost His Crown", a track included on the 'Voulez-Vous' album. ABBA began recording the song in mid- August 1978. It was also later used as the B-side for the single "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)".
SHOULD I LAUGH OR CRY
"Should I Laugh Or Cry" was originally intended for inclusion on 'The Visitors'. It was later culled. Featuring Frida on lead vocals, the track was used as a B-side for the single release of "One Of Us". It has been included as one of the bonus tracks of the re-issued versions of the album.
Agnetha and Frida both perform lead vocals on "Elaine". The track was slated for the 'Super Trouper' album. As the second track completed in sessions that began in early February 1980, it was later omitted in favour of songs the group considered superior. Instead, the song was used as the B-side of the single "The Winner Takes It All".
WHEN I KISSED THE TEACHER
For most members of the public, ABBA's music oozed fun. Few of the band's songs match the sweet appeal of "When I Kissed The Teacher". Agnetha takes on the persona of a lovestruck schoolgirl on this, the opening track on the 'Arrival' LP, cut in June 1976.
ABBA began recording "The Piper" in early February 1980. Featuring hints of medieval music, the song was inspired by Stephen King's novel 'The Stand'. Bjorn later explained that the song warns that at some point in the future, the public may follow a leader as evil as Adolf Hitler again. The track is found on the 'Super Trouper' album and was the title track's B-side.-->