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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The first ABBA album that had hints of this.
** There were rather questionable lines in "Honey Honey". If you read the lyrics as an adult, lines like: ''"I heard about you before, I wanted to know some more, and now I know what they mean -- you're a [[UnusualEuphemism love machine]]"'', and ''"I feel like I wanna sing when you do your thing"'' sound different than when you were a kid.
** The narrator of "Gonna Sing You My Lovesong" who is glad that her male friend's relationship is falling apart, and hopes that the tension continues for much longer so he can stay over with her for a little longer. The reason why is rather glaring when she says:
-->''Would she mind if you lingered for another night?''
-->''Wanna hold you tight,''
-->''We can make it right...''

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The first ABBA album that had hints of this.
** There were rather questionable lines in "Honey Honey".
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** The narrator of "Gonna Sing You My Lovesong" who is glad that her male friend's relationship is falling apart, and hopes that
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-->''Would she mind if you lingered for another night?''
-->''Wanna hold you tight,''
-->''We can make it right...''
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* RearrangeTheSong: “Ring Ring” was heavily remixed and carried over to this album’s track listing. It’s much slower and more droning, and in the case of the US release, prominently features a saxophone.
* ReReleaseTheSong: “Ring Ring”, while a smash hit in the band’s native Sweden, didn’t do so well overseas (though it did really well in Australia when it got released there in 1976). To counter this, they remixed the song, filmed a video for it and released it on international editions. The song still stalled on the international charts.



* WhiteVoidRoom: The video for "Waterloo".

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* WhiteVoidRoom: The video videos for "Waterloo"."Waterloo" and the remixed version of “Ring Ring”.


** There were rather questionable lines in "Honey Honey". If you read the lyrics like the mind of a twelve year old, lines like: ''"I heard about you before, I wanted to know some more, and now I know what they mean -- you're a [[UnusualEuphemism love machine]]"'', and ''"I feel like I wanna sing when you do your thing"'' sound different than when you were a kid.

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** There were rather questionable lines in "Honey Honey". If you read the lyrics like the mind of a twelve year old, as an adult, lines like: ''"I heard about you before, I wanted to know some more, and now I know what they mean -- you're a [[UnusualEuphemism love machine]]"'', and ''"I feel like I wanna sing when you do your thing"'' sound different than when you were a kid.

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* WinWinEnding: Discussed in ''Waterloo''. Is it really losing if it feels like a win?

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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[TitleTrack Waterloo - finally facing my Waterloo...]]'']]

''Waterloo'' is the second studio album by Swedish pop group Music/{{ABBA}}, released on March 4, 1974.

It is notable as being their first release after their victorious win in the 1974 Series/EurovisionSongContest. It takes its title from [[TitleTrack the song of the same name]], which they won the contest with. It is also their first album where they began calling themselves "ABBA" (on their [[Music/RingRing last album]] they had been marketed by the rather clunky moniker of "Björn, Benny & Agnetha, Frida").

The songs themselves are notable for containing quite a few elements from the Glam rock era, which was in full swing around the world during the time of its release. However, much like ''Music/RingRing'', Björn and Benny have shown disdain for most songs on the album, particularly "King Kong Song", which they declare as one of their weakest tracks. However, the record more than makes up for it by including the international chart toppers "Ring Ring" and "Honey Honey", along with several album tracks which have become popular with fans, such as "Gonna Sing You My Lovesong" and "Suzy Hang-Around".

!!Track Listing
[[AC:Side One]]
# "Waterloo" (2:45)
# "Sitting In The Palmtree" (3:39)
# "King Kong Song" (3:14)
# "Hasta Mañana" (3:05)
# "My Mama Said" (3:14)
# "Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)" (3:05)

[[AC: Side Two]]
# "Honey Honey" (2:56)
# "Watch Out" (3:46)
# "What About Livingstone?" (2:54)
# "Gonna Sing You My Lovesong" (3:35)
# "Suzy Hang-Around" (3:11)

[[AC: 2001 CD re-release Bonus Tracks]]
# "Ring Ring (1974 U.S. Remix)" (3:06)
# "Waterloo (Swedish Version)" (2:45)
# "Honey Honey" (Swedish Version)" (2:59)

Note: "Waterloo (Swedish Version)" appears as the first track on the Swedish version, with the English version after Suzy Hang Around. "Ring Ring (1974 Remix)" appears as the last track on the UK and US releases.
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[[folder:Personnel]]
* Benny Andersson – piano, keyboards, vocals, moog synthesizer, mellotron and RecordProducer.
* Agnetha Fältskog – vocals
* Anni-Frid Lyngstad – vocals
* Björn Ulvaeus – acoustic guitar, guitar, vocals and RecordProducer.
* Ola Brunkert – drums
* Christer Eklund – tenor saxophone on "Waterloo".
* Malando Gassama – percussion, conga on "Sitting in the Palmtree".
* Rutger Gunnarsson – bass
* Per Sahlberg – bass on "Dance (While the Music Still Goes On)".
* Janne Schaffer – guitar
* Sven-Olof Walldoff – string arrangement on "Honey, Honey".
* Michael B. Tretow – engineer
* Ola Lager – photography
* Ron Spaulding – original album design.
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!!Tropes included:
* ActingYourIntellectualAge: Averted in "Suzy Hang-Around". The boys that make fun of Suzy for being "too young" think they're this, but are ultimately showing the listener that they're more immature than the nine-year-old Suzy.
-->''Suzy was nine and I was ten -- right at the time that boys like to think they're men.''
-->''She used to follow us from school; we really thought that she was a little fool.''
* AlliterativeTitle: "'''H'''oney '''H'''oney", "'''K'''ing '''K'''ong Song" and "'''M'''y '''M'''ama Said".
* ApronMatron: The mother sounds like one in "My Mama Said".
* BreakUpSong: "Hasta Mañana".
* TheCameo:
** The girls in "King Kong Song".
** The boys in "Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)".
* ClingyJealousGirl: The narrator of "Gonna Sing You My Lovesong". Her male friend's relationship is falling apart and he stays over at her house until the heat blows over. She decides to sing to him to relax him, then confesses her love for him, and secretly hopes that he stays over for the next few days.
* ConvenientSlowDance: "Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)" has this element because the couple in the song are about to break-up when their couple song can be heard and decide to spend their last night dancing along.
* DoggedNiceGuy: The narrator of "Sitting In The Palmtree", depending on your interpretation.
* DoubleDoubleTitle: "Honey, Honey"
* ExiledToTheCouch: The narrator in "Gonna Sing You My Lovesong" has her male friend move in with her while his relationship with his lover starts to crumble.
* FaceOnTheCover: The group standing in a room smiling with their hands on their hips (Frida looks a little off, though). Hmm... Who's [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte that short guy in a uniform]] looking out that window?
* GenreRoulette: The album 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"), Creator/{{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.
* GratuitousSpanish: "Hasta Mañana".
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The first ABBA album that had hints of this.
** There were rather questionable lines in "Honey Honey". If you read the lyrics like the mind of a twelve year old, lines like: ''"I heard about you before, I wanted to know some more, and now I know what they mean -- you're a [[UnusualEuphemism love machine]]"'', and ''"I feel like I wanna sing when you do your thing"'' sound different than when you were a kid.
** The narrator of "Gonna Sing You My Lovesong" who is glad that her male friend's relationship is falling apart, and hopes that the tension continues for much longer so he can stay over with her for a little longer. The reason why is rather glaring when she says:
-->''Would she mind if you lingered for another night?''
-->''Wanna hold you tight,''
-->''We can make it right...''
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit: Björn's costume in the "Waterloo" video, which was so tight he couldn't sit down.
* InformedLoner: Suzy in "Suzy Hang-Around" is probably this. It's kind of hinted in the title that she just hangs around places, but she probably isn't, but the older boys call her that to be nasty and make her leave them alone.
-->''One day we said to her, "We don't want to hurt you, girl, but you better''
-->''Look for a friend of your own, Suzy Hang-Around!"''
* InSeriesNickname: Suzy Hang-Around.
* KidsAreCruel: The ten year old boys towards Suzy in "Suzy Hang-Around".
* LocationSong: "Waterloo" only mentions the city incidentally as a metaphor for defeat, just how Napoleon was defeated there.
* LoveTriangle: The narrator of "Gonna Sing You My Lovesong" to her sad male friend, who's in a relationship with another woman.
* LoveWillLeadYouBack: "Hasta Mañana".
* LuminescentBlush: The narrator of "My Mama Said" when the mother angrily admits that she knows about her secret relationship with a boy named Fred.
* LyricalDissonance: "Waterloo". A cheerful song about a woman realizing too late that she's entered a terrible relationship.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The narrator of "Waterloo" upon realizing that she's entered a terrible relationship.
-->''Waterloo -- finally facing my Waterloo.''
* NiceGuy: The man the narrator is talking about in "Gonna Sing You My Lovesong".
* QuestioningTitle: "What About Livingstone?"
* SopranoAndGravel: "Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)" has this between a boyfriend and girlfriend. It's very helpful that Agnetha is a soprano and Björn is a baritone.
* StalkerWithACrush:
** "Sitting in the Palmtree". The narrator (aka Björn) climbs up a palm tree just to watch a girl through her window. Yep, totally not creepy at all...
** The narrator of "Gonna Sing You My Lovesong" towards her sad male friend whose relationship's falling apart.
* StepUpToTheMicrophone:
** Björn in "Watch Out" and "King Kong Song".
** Benny in his only lead-vocal song "Suzy Hang-Around".
* ThisIsASong: "King Kong Song" is about a songwriter writing a song about King Kong for his band.
* TreeTopTown: Probably how the narrator of "Sitting In The Palmtree" lives.
* UnrequitedLove: The narrator of "Sitting In The Palmtree" towards the mysterious Jeanie.
* WhiteVoidRoom: The video for "Waterloo".
* WhoWritesThisCrap: {{Lampshaded}} in "King Kong Song":
--> ''Then I had a very funny notion, yeah''\\
''I really had to write a song about it''
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