It was a UK primary A-side because the music industry didn’t like Voulez-Vous.
I like the Voulez-Vous song a lot, but I LOVE Angeleyes. I actually first heard it late 1979, on Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (that did NOT include Voulez-Vous...)Not the whole industry, just 1 guy at Epic UK who was convinced it would be a bigger hit because it had the “classic ABBA sound”. He’s also the reason we got the remix of “Ring Ring” as the follow up single to “Waterloo”, when the rest of the world got “Honey Honey”.
“Angeleyes” was definitely the bigger radio hit in the UK, but Top Of The Pops showed the “Voulez-Vous” video at least twice and never really mentioned “Angeleyes”.
I like the Voulez-Vous song a lot, but I LOVE Angeleyes. I actually first heard it late 1979, on Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (that did NOT include Voulez-Vous...)
I think Voulez-Vous, had the best run of singles from any Abba in my view.
I bet that was deemed quite a shock at time. Although, Chiquita was kept of #1 by Heart Of Glass, so can (sort of) allow that.Definitely one of the strongest, although at the time it was the first ABBA LP since Ring Ring (which wasn’t released here) where none of the singles went to the top of the chart in the UK