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9th Apr '18 7:44:42 AM snichols1973
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* GratuitousFrench: "Voulez-Vous"

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* GratuitousFrench: "Voulez-Vous"The chorus of "Voulez-Vous" features the line "La question c'est voulez vous..." [[note]]Translated as "The question is 'Do you want...' "?[[/note]]
26th Mar '18 7:23:08 PM borgjones
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'''ABBA''' was a [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] pop supergroup of TheSeventies and early [[TheEighties Eighties]] composed of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

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'''ABBA''' ABBA was a [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] pop supergroup of TheSeventies and early [[TheEighties Eighties]] composed of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
12th Mar '18 8:26:39 AM onionmaster
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* ConceptAlbum: Most of The Album's second side is devoted to a three-part suite "The Girl With The Golden Hair". There are three other progressive tracks on the LP, these being "Eagle", "The Name Of The Game" and "Hole In Your Soul", which suggests that the Bjorn & Benny were listening to a lot of prog at the time.
12th Mar '18 8:16:55 AM onionmaster
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* GenreRoulette: The "Waterloo" album, which has rock & roll ("Waterloo", "King Kong Song"), reggae ("Sitting In The Palmtree"), 60s jazz-pop ("My Mama Said") schlager (The latin-tinged "Hasta Manana", as well as "Dance Whilst The Music Goes On"), Motown-inspired pop ("Honey Honey") metal (Watch Out), a children's song (What About Livingstone), a dramatic ballad ("Gonna Sing You My Love Song") and folk rock (Suzy Hang Around). The group said that they wrote all manner of songs as potential Eurovision entries, though ultimately decided to go with their favorite ("Waterloo") which was praised for NOT copying the trends of the time.
15th Feb '18 6:35:40 AM MathsAngelicVersion
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* DoubleDoubleTitle: "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
11th Feb '18 7:51:49 AM Discord_and_Dine
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13th Jan '18 7:01:53 AM Discord_and_Dine
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* DeadAllAlong: Some think the protagonist of "The Day Before You Came" is this.
5th Jan '18 9:37:03 PM nombretomado
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* CerebusSyndrome: Their last album was ''dark''. Of course, considering what was going on with them, this is totally justified. One critic even favorably compared it to IngmarBergman films.

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* CerebusSyndrome: Their last album was ''dark''. Of course, considering what was going on with them, this is totally justified. One critic even favorably compared it to IngmarBergman Creator/IngmarBergman films.
18th Dec '17 6:51:49 AM lakingsif
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* BittersweetSeventeen: "Dancing Queen". The lyrics suggest how that being 17 is the key to being free in dance, and yet can also be interpreted as retrospectively wishing the singer could be 17, despite how peppy it is:
-->''You are the dancing queen,''\\
''Young and sweet, only seventeen.''\\
''You can dance, you can jive,''\\
''Having the time of your life!''
12th Dec '17 7:57:06 AM beergood
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* AccidentalMisnaming: While Frida's name was often misspelled (see "Spell My Name With An S" below), Agnetha was lucky if she ever encountered a non-Scandinavian who could correctly pronounce her first or last name. When asked, she would pronounce her first name as AHGH-nyeh-''TAH''. She seemed to accept the pronunciation ahgh-NYEH-tah, which probably sounded better to her than ag-NEE-thuh, which a lot of English-speaking interviewers called her. (She deserves some of the blame for this. During her solo career before ABBA, she added an ''h'' to her given name, which was "Agneta", the standard spelling of the name.) In their early days, the group's promotional material called her "Anna", but that led to some confusion between her and Anni-Frid. And using her middle name -- Åse (pronounced OH-szeh) -- likely wouldn't have helped. Her last name is pronounced FELT-shug.

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* AccidentalMisnaming: While Frida's name was often misspelled (see "Spell My Name With An S" below), Agnetha was lucky if she ever encountered a non-Scandinavian who could correctly pronounce her first or last name. When asked, she would pronounce her first name as AHGH-nyeh-''TAH''. She seemed to accept the pronunciation ahgh-NYEH-tah, which probably sounded better to her than ag-NEE-thuh, which a lot of English-speaking interviewers called her. (She deserves some of the blame for this. During her solo career before ABBA, she added an ''h'' to her given name, which was "Agneta", the standard spelling of the name.) In their early days, the group's promotional material called her "Anna", but that led to some confusion between her and Anni-Frid. And using her middle name -- Åse (pronounced OH-szeh) -- likely wouldn't have helped. Her last name is pronounced FELT-shug.FELT-skoog.
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