Look at their most played on Spotify. You're being obtuse. Most of the best known/best loved ABBA songs are up/danceable midtempo.sooooo that’s why “The Winner Takes It All” continues to top polls of best ABBA songs, then?
the top 3, as voted for by the British public a few years ago was:
1. The Winner Takes It All
2. Dancing Queen
3. The Day Before You Came
upbeat, dancey pop songs, eh? I’d love to take you round the dance floor to The Day Before You Came…
I'm still yet to listen to Keep An Eye On Dan without adding the first line of S.O.S onto the end.
It's been so revealed I hope it's added to the concert and those two songs could flow into eachother
I think it's reverse to Just a Notion - Frida's leading the choir and Agnetha is a bit more buried in the mix, so that her voice somehow gloats around Frida's, creating quite a unique effect. I love it.I’m still only able to listen via cheap ass headphones for now so am struggling to get the full depth of Ode to Frida-om - but can’t wait to crank it on real speakers at home - the vocals sound like either Frida is singing lower than usual at the forefront, or it’s the men and she and Aggz are tackling the sub-operatic high end?
“I Can Be That Woman” is so clever. It’s one of those ABBA songs that you can picture the scene happening in your head.
During the first verse, you feel that the woman is the victim. But in the second, she’s reflecting on the role that she has also played in this situation. They are both victims of each other’s bad behaviours - he’s violent, she’s an alcoholic. And she’s reached her limit and is saying to this man “this has to stop - I’m not going to be that woman anymore”. Both characters are to blame, but she’s calling time on that negative pattern they’re in.
Can anyone list which songs/parts of songs each lady sings? There’s been some debate!
According to Buzzjack this has sold 92k yesterday - odd that it’s lower than the reported preorders. It also won’t include any streaming yet. Also with Ed last week, HMV hadn’t reported their Friday numbers so it may be missing some physicals too.
iSHFIY - Frida lead, Agnetha back up, all 4 on the “we do have it in us…” parts.
Bjorn also has a backing vocal.
When You Danced With Me - Agnetha & Frida together
Little Things - Frida sings the lower part, Agnetha sings the higher part.
Don’t Shut Me Down - Agnetha sings the verses, both sing the chorus.
Just A Notion - all 4 sing the verses, Frida & Agnetha on the chorus. Agnetha sings the higher part.
I Can Be That Woman - Agnetha lead, Frida on backing
Keep An Eye On Dan - Agnetha sings the verses, Agnetha & Frida sing the bridge and chorus together. I think the boys might be on the chorus too.
Bumblebee - Frida solo, with a Agnetha backing as the song builds (like on “Put On Your White Sombrero”)
No Doubt About It - Frida on the verses, all 4 on the chorus but with a Frida lead.
Ode To Freedom - Frida & Agnetha
Both ladies sing on all songs. Some of the parts where the vocals are “bigger” is all 4. Frida’s voice is more dominant across a lot of the album. Agnetha’s voice is lower than it was and therefore our brains don’t naturally focus on her higher pitch like we would on an older ABBA track. Also I think Frida has far more vocal control than Agnetha in their older years.
Do you have a HMV near you? They had quite a lot in stock today.My HMV vinyl won’t ship until Nov 12 and there’s no update on my order on official store. Still pending. They fucked up some of the first week sale for sure.