Saturday, 9 April 2011
I can't but wonder which of their songs is the best. Good music is timeless, and thats what ABBA's music is. A successfull band they were, made up of two ladies and two guys (Bjorn, Freida, Agnetha and Benny).
The generations of my fathers valued and appreciated the music of ABBA, i dont know anyone of their era and of my generation who listens to ABBA songs and doesn't appreciate it. I remember my parents playing their records on the vinyl disc player (turn tables?). I appreciated their music as a kid and i still do. I also appreciated their musical videos, for their times they were pioneers of the pop music videos.
Abba is a band that sounded great and looked great for their time, its was the early 70's, glam -rock was at its finest, its during this time Abba wanted to get noticed. They have been likened to the Spice Girls of their time. They hoped to make their mark outside Sweden and they did achieve their aim.
Their first song in English was written by Neil Sardaka. Their song Head Over Heels found a palce in the UK top 30 and their song Waterloo became a world wide smash. As a band, they have been outsold only by the Beetles.
Supertrouper, SOS, I have a dream, kisses of fire, knowing Me Knowing you, Gimme,Gimme, Gimme,Chiquiquitta are some of the numerous ABBA songs that appeal to a wide reach of people. Obviously ABBA is no one hit wonder.
I give credit to these legends of music.