Here we go again... The Definitive ABBA RATE

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  1. Ag

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    Not guaranteeing I'll turn into a countdown or shit (I might), but since we are living through ACTUAL HISTORY, have a good old rate:

    00 "People Need Love"
    00 "He Is Your Brother"
    00 "Ring Ring"
    00 "Another Town, Another Train"
    00 "Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)"
    00 "Rock'n Roll Band"
    00 "Nina, Pretty Ballerina"
    00 "Waterloo"
    00 "Honey, Honey"
    00 "Hasta Mañana"
    00 "So Long"
    00 "I've Been Waiting for You"
    00 "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
    00 "SOS"
    00 "Bang-A-Boomerang"
    00 "Mamma Mia"
    00 "Fernando"
    00 "Rock Me"
    00 "Dancing Queen"
    00 "Money, Money, Money"
    00 "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
    00 "The Name of the Game"
    00 "Take a Chance on Me"
    00 "Eagle"
    00 "Summer Night City"
    00 "Chiquitita"
    00 "Does Your Mother Know"
    00 "Voulez-Vous"
    00 "Angeleyes"
    00 "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
    00 "I Have a Dream"
    00 "The Winner Takes It All"
    00 "On and On and On"
    00 "Super Trouper"
    00 "Lay All Your Love on Me"
    00 "One of Us"
    00 "When All Is Said and Done"
    00 "Head over Heels"
    00 "The Visitors"
    00 "The Day Before You Came"
    00 "Under Attack"
    00 "Thank You for the Music"
     
  2. Ag

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    05 "People Need Love"
    05 "He Is Your Brother"
    08 "Ring Ring"
    04 "Another Town, Another Train"
    03 "Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)"
    02 "Rock'n Roll Band"
    07 "Nina, Pretty Ballerina"
    09 "Waterloo"
    09 "Honey, Honey"
    09 "Hasta Mañana"
    07 "So Long"
    09 "I've Been Waiting for You"
    07 "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
    10 "SOS"
    07 "Bang-A-Boomerang"
    09 "Mamma Mia"
    07 "Fernando"
    07 "Rock Me"
    10 "Dancing Queen"
    08 "Money, Money, Money"
    10 "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
    10 "The Name of the Game"
    10 "Take a Chance on Me"
    08 "Eagle"
    10 "Summer Night City"
    08 "Chiquitita"
    05 "Does Your Mother Know"
    08 "Voulez-Vous"
    10 "Angeleyes"
    10 "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
    05 "I Have a Dream"
    10 "The Winner Takes It All"
    06 "On and On and On"
    10 "Super Trouper"
    10 "Lay All Your Love on Me"
    10 "One of Us"
    08 "When All Is Said and Done"
    09 "Head over Heels"
    10 "The Visitors"
    11 "The Day Before You Came"
    10 "Under Attack"
    07 "Thank You for the Music"
     
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  3. BoysForSeles

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    A lot of these I do not know. Will rate though.
     
  4. Ag

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    Hand in your gay certificate.
     
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  5. Ag

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    Come along Saturday queens.
     
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    05 "People Need Love"
    04 "He Is Your Brother"
    08 "Ring Ring"
    04 "Another Town, Another Train"
    06 "Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)"
    03 "Rock'n Roll Band"
    04 "Nina, Pretty Ballerina"
    10 "Waterloo"
    07 "Honey, Honey"
    07 "Hasta Mañana"
    09 "So Long"
    07 "I've Been Waiting for You"
    08 "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
    10 "SOS"
    06 "Bang-A-Boomerang"
    10 "Mamma Mia"
    10 "Fernando"
    07 "Rock Me"
    10 "Dancing Queen"
    10 "Money, Money, Money"
    10 "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
    09 "The Name of the Game"
    10 "Take a Chance on Me"
    10 "Eagle"
    10 "Summer Night City"
    08 "Chiquitita"
    09 "Does Your Mother Know"
    10 "Voulez-Vous"
    09 "Angeleyes"
    10 "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
    07 "I Have a Dream"
    10 "The Winner Takes It All"
    10 "On and On and On"
    09 "Super Trouper"
    10 "Lay All Your Love on Me"
    10 "One of Us"
    10 "When All Is Said and Done"
    10 "Head over Heels"
    10 "The Visitors"
    11 "The Day Before You Came"
    10 "Under Attack"
    08 "Thank You for the Music"
     
  7. lolly

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    07 "People Need Love"
    05 "He Is Your Brother"
    09 "Ring Ring"
    06 "Another Town, Another Train"
    06 "Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)"
    05 "Rock'n Roll Band"
    07 "Nina, Pretty Ballerina"
    10 "Waterloo"
    09 "Honey, Honey"
    09 "Hasta Mañana"
    06 "So Long"
    10 "I've Been Waiting for You"
    07 "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
    10 "SOS"
    07 "Bang-A-Boomerang"
    09 "Mamma Mia"
    10 "Fernando"
    05 "Rock Me"
    10 "Dancing Queen"
    10 "Money, Money, Money"
    10 "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
    10 "The Name of the Game"
    10 "Take a Chance on Me"
    10 "Eagle"
    10 "Summer Night City"
    09 "Chiquitita"
    07 "Does Your Mother Know"
    09 "Voulez-Vous"
    11 "Angeleyes"
    10 "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
    08 "I Have a Dream"
    10 "The Winner Takes It All"
    09 "On and On and On"
    10 "Super Trouper"
    10 "Lay All Your Love on Me"
    10 "One of Us"
    10 "When All Is Said and Done"
    08 "Head over Heels"
    10 "The Visitors"
    10 "The Day Before You Came"
    09 "Under Attack"
    08 "Thank You for the Music"
     
  8. Ag

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    Well REALLY.
     
  9. Commotion

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    06 "People Need Love"
    07 "He Is Your Brother"
    08 "Ring Ring"
    06 "Another Town, Another Train"
    07 "Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)"
    05 "Rock'n Roll Band"
    04 "Nina, Pretty Ballerina"
    09 "Waterloo"
    08 "Honey, Honey"
    07 "Hasta Mañana"
    08 "So Long"
    07 "I've Been Waiting for You"
    08 "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
    09 "SOS"
    07 "Bang-A-Boomerang"
    09 "Mamma Mia"
    10 "Fernando"
    07 "Rock Me"
    10 "Dancing Queen"
    09 "Money, Money, Money"
    09 "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
    10 "The Name of the Game"
    09 "Take a Chance on Me"
    09 "Eagle"
    09 "Summer Night City"
    10 "Chiquitita"
    06 "Does Your Mother Know"
    10 "Voulez-Vous"
    08 "Angeleyes"
    09 "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
    08 "I Have a Dream"
    10 "The Winner Takes It All"
    07 "On and On and On"
    11 "Super Trouper"
    10 "Lay All Your Love on Me"
    09 "One of Us"
    07 "When All Is Said and Done"
    08 "Head over Heels"
    08 "The Visitors"
    10 "The Day Before You Came"
    08 "Under Attack"
    09 "Thank You for the Music"
     
  10. Commotion

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    Most of my 8s and 9s would merit a 10 were it now for the towering brilliance of their 10s.

    Countdown essential.
     
  11. Zu-Klara

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    I’m going to pretend this reunion thing isn’t happening because expectations are so monstrously sky high that it’s bound to disappoint but in the meantime, here come ENDLESS GLORIOUS 10s :disco:

    07 "People Need Love"
    07 "He Is Your Brother"
    10 “Ring Ring" - NOT the UK mix though
    08 “Another Town, Another Train"
    04 "Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)" - I’ve never actually heard this before. Oh DEAR :D
    02 "Rock'n Roll Band"
    07 “Nina, Pretty Ballerina"
    10 "Waterloo"
    09 “Honey, Honey"
    10 "Hasta Mañana"
    08 "So Long"
    06 "I've Been Waiting for You"
    09 "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
    10 "SOS"
    10 "Bang-A-Boomerang"
    10 "Mamma Mia"
    10 "Fernando"
    06 “Rock Me"
    10 “Dancing Queen"
    10 “Money, Money, Money"
    10 "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
    10 “The Name of the Game"
    10 “Take a Chance on Me"
    10 “Eagle"
    10 "Summer Night City"
    10 "Chiquitita"
    05 "Does Your Mother Know" - Very much the lowpoint. Grubby :gross:
    10 "Voulez-Vous"
    10 "Angeleyes"
    10 “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
    07 “I Have a Dream"
    10 "The Winner Takes It All"
    09 “On and On and On"
    10 “Super Trouper"
    10 "Lay All Your Love on Me"
    10 "One of Us"
    10 "When All Is Said and Done"
    09 “Head over Heels"
    10 “The Visitors"
    11 “The Day Before You Came"
    08 "Under Attack"
    10 “Thank You for the Music"
     
  12. BoysForSeles

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    ?? "People Need Love"
    ?? "He Is Your Brother"
    06 "Ring Ring"
    ?? "Another Town, Another Train"
    ?? "Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)"
    ?? "Rock'n Roll Band"
    ?? "Nina, Pretty Ballerina"
    08 "Waterloo"
    04 "Honey, Honey"
    ?? "Hasta Mañana"
    03 "So Long"
    ?? "I've Been Waiting for You"
    07 "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
    08 "SOS"
    ?? "Bang-A-Boomerang"
    08 "Mamma Mia"
    08 "Fernando"
    ?? "Rock Me"
    11 "Dancing Queen"
    07 "Money, Money, Money"
    09 "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
    06 "The Name of the Game"
    10 "Take a Chance on Me"
    06 "Eagle"
    10 "Summer Night City"
    08 "Chiquitita"
    06 "Does Your Mother Know"
    09 "Voulez-Vous"
    10 "Angeleyes"
    10 "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
    07 "I Have a Dream"
    10 "The Winner Takes It All"
    08 "On and On and On"
    10 "Super Trouper"
    10 "Lay All Your Love on Me"
    10 "One of Us"
    07 "When All Is Said and Done"
    07 "Head over Heels"
    06 "The Visitors"
    09 "The Day Before You Came"
    05 "Under Attack"
    10 "Thank You for the Music"
     
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  13. Christian

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    Gurl, honestly?

    No tea, no shade, no pink lemonade but you definitely have to get up in this gig gurl!
     
  14. Ag

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    If you were going to invest time in getting your gay membership, I'd try these first for an assortment of reasons.
     
  15. Christian

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    Well let's do this PROPERLY

    08 "People Need Love"
    05 "He Is Your Brother"
    09 "Ring Ring"
    10 "Another Town, Another Train"
    04 "Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)"
    01 "Rock'n Roll Band"
    08 "Nina, Pretty Ballerina"
    08 "Waterloo"
    07 "Honey, Honey"
    08 "Hasta Mañana"
    09 "So Long"
    08 "I've Been Waiting for You"
    10 "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
    09 "SOS"
    10 "Bang-A-Boomerang"
    09 "Mamma Mia"
    05 "Fernando"
    04 "Rock Me"
    09 "Dancing Queen"
    08 "Money, Money, Money"
    10 "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
    10 "The Name of the Game"
    09 "Take a Chance on Me"
    09 "Eagle"
    00 "Summer Night City"
    01 "Chiquitita"
    03 "Does Your Mother Know"
    09 "Voulez-Vous"
    10 "Angeleyes"
    10 "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
    01 "I Have a Dream"
    10 "The Winner Takes It All"
    10 "On and On and On"
    09 "Super Trouper"
    10 "Lay All Your Love on Me"
    10 "One of Us"
    10 "When All Is Said and Done"
    10 "Head over Heels"
    11 "The Visitors"
    09 "The Day Before You Came"
    10 "Under Attack"
    03 "Thank You for the Music
     
  16. Zu-Klara

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    Imagine never having heard ‘Hasta Mañana’ or ‘Bang-A-Boomerang’ :shock:

    Sweet sweet kisses so TENDER always WILL RETURN TO SENDER :disco::disco::disco:

    *starts crying with excitement*
     
  17. Christian

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    Blimey, they really are one of the few acts that got a whole lot better as time went on :disco:
     
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    Well @Christian is clearly CLINICALLY INSANE and / or UTTERLY HEARTLESS

    01 for CHIQUITITA? :shock:
     
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    I know, right :(

    Like a BANG

    A BOOMER BOOMERANG

    DUM DE DUM DUM DE DUM DE DUM

    And the girls screeching "you'll get love in return" at the end of the chorus is just SENSATIONAL
     
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    I really hate it. It's been noted by MANY that that is Gay Shame personified but I just can't stomach it.
     
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    Ah the great Chiquitita debate. Sure their saccharine ballads aren't what we really want from ABBA, but we put up with them because they're so far and few in-between. However Chiquitita has spent 25 years getting under my skin. First the revelation of the the video featuring Frida's hair disaster, which she brazenly laughed off :disco:. Then there's the Sinead version, which I always loved. And then that rare ABBA treat: the cheeky musical flourish as the song's ending, also seen in DQ. Underneath the tweeness there's a great song.
     
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    :D SHALL WE? Keep an eye out for Frida’s much-loved Glen Bulb impersonation :disco:

     
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    Will do, at least I tried to take part. My childhood home was more of a rock music home than pop growing up. Do I get bonus points for knowing If It Wasn't For The Nights and The King Has Lost His Crown now and liking those better than a lot of these singles? (Though to be fair I heard the Hazell Dean Matt Pop produced versions first).
     
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    It’s quite extraordinary, isn’t it? In fact I can’t even think of any other equivalent examples
     
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    Maybe Kylie, if you're feeling generous.

    And you hate Pete Waterman :D
     
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    I've now got ABBA on repeat and am feeling ridiculously thrilled that @BoysForSeles is just about to discover how marvellous they are. The singles are amazing, but the album deep cuts are definitely just as good, if not even better.

    "Yes, the love I had for you
    Feels as good as new
    Darling, we were always meant to together"

    :disco: to the END OF TIME

    I think this might be Agnetha's FINEST HOUR
     
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    Actually there is MADONNA. Obviously it’s all more or less gone to shit now but I’d always choose ‘Confessions...’ and ‘Ray Of Light’ over the earlier albums
     
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    :disco: I feel a TOP 10 ABBA ALBUM TRACKS coming on
     
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    OMG :D

    Christ that video is pure unfiltered JOY, before they grew up and became emotionally scarred by fame and divorce. Thankfully they turned their pain into art.
     
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    Fuck that's a good idea. There's so much to CHOOSE FROM.
     
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    I have 'Abba' on (i.e. Mamma Mia, SOS etc) and frankly it's far better than it should ever have been. Even Hey Hey Helen is sounding joyous on this grey Sunday.
     
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    Oh, that's a very good post and makes a lot more sense about why people love it.

    I still hate it personally but I'm now coming around as to why so many people are fond of it :D
     
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    I might pop on Mamma Mia myself. Even though it's fucking TERRIBLE.
     
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    Let's do it!
     
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    It’s ‘Super Trouper’ time chez Zu: it was ever so fortuitously at the top of the pile of CDs in the cupboard :disco:
     
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    The song or the film?
     
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    "Hard Candy" (which I actually QUITE LIKE) and "MDNA" (brilliant title notwithstanding) rather BEG TO DIFFER
     
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    Oh, the film.


    Which now that you've mentioned it, I think I will SCRAP.


    I'm going to pop the song on though.
     
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    Mamma Mia the song is a funny one. Obviously a complete pop spectacle, but I never placed it up there in the top few. But it's prominence as the title of everything ABBA related in the 21st century, has really pushed it to the forefront of all things ABBA and immersed it in ITV special hell, yet it remains an utterly brilliant ode to following your pussy onto that cock that's wronged you time and again, but it's a great cock.
     

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