Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Alpha Bravo Bravo Alpha

Inspired by the Mamma Mia! movie (which I'm not plan on seeing) opening this week, and this entry from Sue's blog, here are a few of my Abba-related memories.

1. I never saw Abba live, but I've seen Bjorn Again twice.

2. I've also seen the stage version Mamma Mia! twice (in SF and Las Vegas), but I'm not sure why because I didn't even like it the first time.

3. I attended a wedding last year that used an Abba song (the title track to Arrival) as processional music.

4. My old iPod Nano used to default to playing the library in alphabetical order by artist and track. The first song on my iPod was "Dancing Queen" (track #1 on Abba Gold), so my iPod would start playing that song whenever I turned it on. Now if I never hear "DQ" again, it's all the same to me!

I like Abba Gold, except for the fact that it doesn't have anything pre-"Waterloo". My first Abba album (on tape) was their mid-70s Greatest Hits album that included pre-superstardom singles like "People Need Love", "Ring Ring" and "So Long".

The only Abba CD besides Gold that I have on CD is their first album Ring Ring, to get those songs. One of my favorite Abba songs is "She's My Kind Of Girl" a song from Ring Ring that Benny & Bjorn recorded in 1969, before they met Frida and Agnetha.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey! I never realized before that ABBA is an acronym for their first names. (I always thought her name was Frida,) I wonder why I never wondered what ABBA stood for before. (That is a sentence.)

I guess my favorite ABBA moment was when Elvis Costello outed himself and his band as ABBA fans, thereby allowing me to come out of the closet. I think Waterloo and Dancing Queen are perfect pop singles, two of my favorite records of all time.