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Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Abba - Thank You For The Music

'Thank You for the Music' was the twenty-sixth and final UK single for Swedish pop group ABBA, released in November 1983 to promote the Epic Records compilation 'Thank You for the Music: A Collection of Love Songs'. The Super Trouper album track 'Our Last Summer' was the B-side.

'Thank You for the Music' had actually been recorded six years earlier, in 1977, and was featured on the group's LP 'The Album'.

It was also the B-side of the 1978 single 'Eagle', which itself was only released in limited territories, namely Belgium, West Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland and Australia (though in some territories it was released as a double A-side).

'Thank You for the Music' also formed part of ABBA: The Movie. It was however released as an A-side single in South Africa where it peaked at number 2 in August 1978 and became the 18th best selling single for that year.

Agnetha Fältskog performed the lead vocal, with Anni-Frid Lyngstad joining in on the chorus. 'Thank You for the Music' was intended to form part of a "mini-musical" called "The Girl with the Golden Hair" (a phrase which is featured in the song) that songwriters Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson included in ABBA's 1977 tour. It was the opening track in the four-song musical, along with 'I Wonder (Departure)', 'I'm a Marionette' and 'Get on the Carousel'. These tracks appear on The Album, with the exception of the latter, which remains unreleased to this day.

'Gracias por la Música' is the Spanish language recording of 'Thank You for the Music', with lyrics by Buddy and Mary McCluskey. The B-side was the Spanish language version of 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)' titled '¡Dame! ¡Dame! ¡Dame!'. The song was released in 1980 to promote the band's Spanish language album/compilation Gracias Por La Música. This was their seventh highest-selling Spanish single, and also reached No.4 in Argentina.

'Thank You for the Music' was released only in the UK at the time, peaking at a lowly Number 33, despite being released in both a poster sleeve and a picture disc in addition to the regular version. The low chart placing could be attributed to ABBA's declining popularity since their last Top 10 hit in 1981. But also, because of the song's inclusion on The Album and Greatest Hits Vol.2 (both of which topped the UK charts), as well as being performed by the band during their world tours, it can be said that 'Thank You for the Music' had been heard by fans and the like many times up to this point. The title itself is often also taken to signal the end of ABBA, leading it to be considered a farewell song.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version

Our Last Summer - 1993 B-Side
Eagle - 1978 Double A-Side
Gracias Por La Musica - Video
Gracias Por La Musica - Single Version

Dame, Dame, Dame - B-Side
Medley - Extra Track


Abba - Thank You For The Music

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