Best ABBA cover?

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  1. Ag

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    I know this is dodgy ground coz let's face it most ABBA covers have been attrocities on the scale of WWII.

    HOWEVER, I have recently downloaded a song which I'd lost AGES ago in a previous PC crash and I always loved...



    It's a bit short and not the best quality, but the only cover I can recall that doesn't ruin the original...
     
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  2. vinyl_junkie

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    I quite like Redd Kross' Dancing Queen.
     
  3. TomLondon

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    Well OBVIOUSLY Poor Brave Kylie's Dancing Queen I like.

    I DO NOT like Matine McCutcheons The Winner Takes It All.. speaking of that, I never did hear the Beverley Craven version of that. Does anyone have ?
     
  4. Suomi

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    i prefer the A Teens "Lay All Your Love On Me" just cos I think its a song which sounds better beefed up and slightly faster.
     
  5. VoR

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    I prefer A*Teens Super Trouper. :shy:

    I know it renders the lyrics kinda meaningless, but it's so BOUNCY!

    They MURDERED Mamma Mia though!
     
  6. Christian

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    Agreed on "Super Trouper" actually. It really is a travesty when you consider what the song's about but it sure does sound good. For some reason, their cover of "Our Last Summer" also resonates with me. DON'T ASK :D
     
  7. lljwagg

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    Just a bit of a lark really.
     
  8. Mericat

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    Yes I like the Erasure one cus it's fun
     
  9. Sild

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    Erasure for me too. Haunted house chic all the way :D
     
  10. loomer

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    Salma & Sabina Agha of course. I like their Mamma Mia and Honey Honey.
     
  11. lolly

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    Sorry, you like the Erasure 'Take A Chance On Me'? It's fucking AWFUL, thanks to MC Kinky. 'SOS' is far better, though.

    My favourite Abba covers are Sinéad O'Connor's take on 'Chiquitita', and of course the wonderful 'When All Is Said And Done' by Nils Landgren & Funk Unit, with Viktoria Tolstoy on vocals.
     
  12. Ag

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    Oh yes... That was the first time I ever liked Chiquitita
     
  13. lolly

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    The less said of Steven Gately's version the better though
     
  14. Man in a Hamster Wheel

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    I like all of the ABBA-esque covers actually, but then I suppose I would. Don't even overly mind the MC Kinky rap.

    Wholesome Flegmish singer Dana Winner did a cheese schlager cover of "Put On Your White Sombrero" in Dutch, which I know is really rather rubbish but I find quite listenable still. Undoubtedly because I got to know it BEFORE the original :D
     
  15. loomer

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    LOL Sinead went on about identifying with "Chiquitita" because it was about child abuse. Speaking of abuse, that Stephen Gately version was vile :grr: the worst song on the already appalling second disc of Pete Waterman's Greatest Hits. :gross:
     
  16. VoR

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    Sinead's Chiquitita makes me cry. :shy:
     
  17. TomLondon

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    How very Nothing Compares 2 U of you ...
     
  18. VoR

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    Ugh, did i REALLY post that? :daf:
     
  19. Suomi

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    yeah you did. Look VoR:






    do you see ? Look here it is again:

     
  20. lolly

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    Carol Douglas - Dancing Queen :disco:
     
  22. lolly

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    Does anyone know who does the acousticy sounding version of 'Super Trouper' Dermot O'Leary plays fairly frequently on his R2 show?
     
  23. Man in a Hamster Wheel

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    Up on the 'tube now

     
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  24. lolly

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    Does the title translate well into Flemish? Mind you, I'd rather not know. That song would be improved about 75% if you couldn't understand the title.
     
  25. Man in a Hamster Wheel

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    Oh, she got rid of the original lyrical premise altogether, and just made it a generic "Latino summer" tune including all the appropriate clichés.

    Ooh, and no mention yet of surely the most genius ABBA cover ever made, Michael B. and Sofia Tretow's "Honey Honey"? :o
     
  26. PJL

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    Mike Oldfield's version of Arrival is the only ABBA cover that is actually better than the original. Westlife's version of I Have A Dream is the best cover to have charted.
     
  27. Shirley

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    Blancmange's MELODRAMATIC take on 'The Day Before You Came' is one of the few I would listen to again
     
  28. Madison

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    Is it this?


    Camera Obscura
     
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  29. Eileen

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    DEFINITELY ERASURE.

    I've not heard any other Abba covers that I've liked. Unless you count Hung Up and Hammer to the Heart.
     
  30. Suomi

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    ugh, just listened. Sounds like he is reading out his shopping list
     
  31. lolly

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    Just like all the reviews at the time that said it sounded like Agnetha was reading out of the telephone directory.
     
  32. Suomi

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    well i had never read those reviews, and I have never thought that. I can only compare to the original, and by comparison, Blacnmange's sounds like a cover (which it is obviously) and a bored cover at that


    IMO it's just a song you don't touch, the joy of the original comes with the connection with the singer herself...
     
  33. Jonfessions

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    THANK ABBA FOR THE MUSIC - Tina Cousins feat. some successful popstars
     
  34. Suomi

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    as a 13 year old back at the TURN OF THE MILLENIUM :zombie: I genuinely really liked the fastest selling single in Sweden ever, "Mamma Mia" by the A-Teens. I bought their album and from that I enjoyed "Lay Your Love On Me" and discovered "Our Last Summer" for the first time

    nothing on that record is "better" (and i would say "Take A Chance on Me", "SOS" and "Super Trouper" are fucking awful" ) but it was a fair old stab at making ABBA for the kids IMO
     
  35. Toyah

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    Better than the original!

     
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  37. Sheena

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    Carol Douglas' "Dancing Queen" is FABULOUS
     
  38. lolly

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    Better than the MOVIE version, that's for sure. In fact I do prefer the backing to the Sweet Dreams version.
     
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    Does Svenne & Lotta count as a cover? I don't know what version was recorded first.
     
  40. lolly

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    I'm not sure, off the top of my HAIRDO, but I think Svenne and Lotta were first, weren't they?
     

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