33. - a tie '...Sometimes I have toyed with ideas that I got from good old Dr. Freud... Nothing new, of course, it may seem to you I try to break through open doors...' - Anni-Frid Lyngstad in Me and I - The boys giving us executive realness here. Average: 7.9565 Highest score: 11 * 10.00 - @Uno @haps @bichard @idratherjack @Ed72 @AGiantSheep @DJHazey @tylerc904 @WhatKindOfKylie? @chris4862 @nlgbbbblth Lowest score: 1 * 3.00 - @Mina My score: 7.50 Frida's not having a great week, y'all... First up from our tie at #33 is the Super Trouper album track Me and I. Written and recorded in September of 1980, it was eventually released as the fifth song on the album that same year. It shows a more mature side to Björn's songwriting as it's an ode to having a split personality, but accepting that and learning to live with it. I mean... This is the same man who wrote King Kong Song and Dum Dum Diddle, seaux... Couple its subject matter with Frida's confident and theatrical delivery in the verses and the girls harmonizing gorgeously before reaching the chorus and we've got another fantastic album track on our hands. It's definitely a hidden gem in their later discography and it was a late discovery for me too as it was one of the last songs I got to be acquainted with, having only bought the Super Trouper album after having all the rest for quite some time already... Plus, I kinda relate to the lyrics a lot, but don't most of us? Someone who doesn't (and has been asking for this song's head for quite a while) is lowest scorer Mina, saying "Ugh.". You're having a field day, aren't you? Poor ol' Sprockrooster wasn't impressed either... "This album did not deserve this track." and gave it 5 points. The rest of our commentators gave out a 7 or above, so I'm fairly confident in saying this song deserves all the praise it gets... Absolutely loving this is bichard, who calls it "Euphoric, glorious early 80s synthpop at its best. Frida sounds brilliant as always, only this time she's singing on an album highlight rather than a lowlight. I'm not sure what they used to treat her vocals, but it really adds to the song. The intro sounds like it should be on an electricity advert. The oh-ohs make this transcend into an ABBA classic. Could easily have been a single.". I'd say that's about right for the largest bulk of its parent album, as only The Way Old Friends Do would have been an odd single choice... And I don't think they actually used a lot of effects on her vocals as you can tell by the live performance of the song posted below... P'nutbutter also thinks this "Should have been a single, overtly camp and brilliant." and while we're speaking of camp, SecretsOfFatima even calls it a "Guilty pleasure at times." and also an "Easy breezy bop.". To Filippa it's an "Interesting song with ditto vocals.", with CasperFan saying it has a "Great chorus, but slightly weird verses.". Yet, some of you weren't totally won over by the chorus... TrueBeliever believes the "Terrific verses are marred by the schizophrenically challenged chorus (i.e. I love 75% of it, but the other 25% is cacophonic). Probably my greatest, eye-opening re-introduction during the rate. However, I’m still not convinced that I adore this song. It teeters on the precipice of greatness, but I’m still left slightly underwhelmed.". kalonite loves "the weird vocals on the verses and terrible synth brass on this, yet the chorus sucks, but they save it right at the end with the Daft Punk style robotic EVERYONE'S A FREAK!". That last part is also what drew idratherjack in... "My second favourite new song I discovered doing this rate. It almost sounds more like a late 80s song to me production wise so naturally I love it The vocodered "like a freak" drives me into a frenzy every time.". I'm extremely happy that this was rediscovered by so many of you... It really is a forgotten gem. To tylerc904 "The bridge/pre-chorus is such a rush (“Part of me is acting, while the other stands beside”), this one feels aggressively 80’s in production but I am not complaining.". Doing just that is VivaForever, who thinks "The key change could stand to be a bit key-changier.". We all love a good old fashioned key change here on PopJustice, but I'm glad they kept it kinda understated... Part of its charm. This is an "Etherial bop!" for constantino, explaining "The synths add an 80s sci-fi kinda vibe to proceedings which I appreciate.". Great taste, beautiful taste. Mikey1701 says "As with much of the parent album, this is a really good bop. The lyrics of this are a little darker than what we have heard before and in many way it signposts the more mature and sombre mood of The Visitors, while rooting it firmly in the soundscape of Super Trouper. On top of that, the production is years ahead of its time. It sounds like it could have been recorded in 1989, not 1980.". Correct. Also thinking it sounded ahead of its time is former rate villain WhatKindOfKylie?. "Sounds very much later than 1980, with its strong synthpop sound and the slight vocodered vocal effects. A testiment I feel to the sheer talents of Benny and Bjorn, and how ahead of their time they really were with their genius songwriting. Not to mention it's just a fantastic pop song too!!!". chris4862 calls it "One of their very best.", while ufint just shouts "So much fun!" after having had one coffee too many. The song was performed live on the 1981 tv special Dick Cavett Meets ABBA. Matt Pop remixed this as part of his '80s ABBA reworks too. Hudweiser even praised it in his commentary before dragging the original, saying "The Matt Pop Mix of this is to die for, and actually one of the few that improves on the original. I love this for about 3.5 minutes, but then it seems to drag in a swamp of synths. Frida's spiky vocals and that "ah-ah-ahhh Hyyyyyyyde!" part is amazing though.".