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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Recording during the final studio session by the group in August 1982, "Cassandra" was used as the B-side for ABBA's swan song "The Day Before You Came". Drawing inspiration from Greek mythology, the track features a lead vocal by Frida. It later was added as a bonus track on 'The Visitors'.
Originally recorded for the 'Voulez-Vous' album, "Lovelight" was culled. The track has both women on lead vocals. It was relegated as the B-side for the hit single "Chiquitita". Years later, it wound up as one of the bonus tracks on the CD re-issue of 'Voulez-Vous'.
ONE OF US
Created during one of the last ABBA recording sessions, "One Of Us" would become one of the group's final hit singles. It reached #3 in the UK but did not chart high in many markets where ABBA had dominated a few years prior. Agnetha delivers another anguished vocal. The song is also contained on 'The Visitors'.
KING KONG SONG
What "King Kong Song" lacks in terms of lyrical depth, it more than makes up for in the sheer energetic fun of the fast-paced track. All 4 members of ABBA are heard on vocals. Recording of the song began in mid-November 1973. It was included on the 'Waterloo' LP.
OUR LAST SUMMER
Inspired by a past romance he had in Paris, Bjorn penned the lyrics to "Our Last Summer". References to the French capital are sprinkled throughout. The track was included on the band's 'Super Trouper' album and was used as the B-side for "Thank You For The Music".