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ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits

Album by Abba
2014, 19 tracks, 1 hour 17 mins 36 sec
      Dancing Queen
      Official 1
      Dancing Queen (Live from Poland 1976)
      Live 1
      Dancing Queen (Live from Germany 1976)
      Live 2
      Dancing Queen (Live from São Paulo 2010)
      Live 3
      Dancing Queen (Live from Japan 1976)
      Live 4
      Dancing Queen (Live from The Swedish Opera House )
      Live 5
      Dancing Queen (Live from TV Special 1978)
      Live 6
      Dancing Queen (Live from BBC 1976)
      Live 7
      Dancing Queen
      Static Image 1
      Dancing Queen (Remixed by Edvaldo Madruga)
      Remix 1
      Knowing Me, Knowing You
      Official 1
      Knowing Me, Knowing You (Live from Poland 1976)
      Live 1
      Knowing Me, Knowing You (Live from Wembley 1979)
      Live 2
      Knowing Me, Knowing You (Live from Dick Cavett 1981)
      Live 3
      Knowing Me, Knowing You (Live from Japan 1978)
      Live 4
      Knowing Me, Knowing You
      Static Image 1
      Take a Chance On Me
      Official 1
      Take a Chance On Me
      Live 1
      Take a Chance On Me
      Live 2
      Take a Chance On Me
      Live 3
      Take a Chance On Me
      Live 4
      Take a Chance On Me
      Live 5
      Take a Chance On Me
      Live 6
      Take a Chance On Me
      Static Image 1
      Take a Chance On Me
      Remix 1
      Take a Chance On Me
      Remix 2
      Mamma Mia
      Official 1
      Mamma Mia (Live from Top of the Pops 1976)
      Live 1
      Mamma Mia (Live from Australia 1976)
      Live 2
      Mamma Mia (Live from German TV 1976)
      Live 3
      Mamma Mia (Live from United States 1975)
      Live 4
      Mamma Mia
      Static Image 1
      Mamma Mia (Remixed by Bromance House)
      Remix 1
      Mamma Mia (Remixed by DJ Grimm)
      Remix 2
      Mamma Mia (Covered by Allie Merwin)
      User Cover 1
      Mamma Mia (Covered by Sixteen-Strings NOLA)
      User Cover 2
      Lay All Your Love On Me
      Static Image 1
      Lay All Your Love On Me (Covered by Becky CJ)
      User Cover 1
      Lay All Your Love On Me (Covered by Jake Borg)
      User Cover 2
      Lay All Your Love On Me (Covered by SYMPHONIC of ABBA)
      User Cover 3
      Lay All Your Love On Me (Covered by Cody Frost)
      User Cover 4
      Lay All Your Love On Me (Covered by Anxhela Elmazi)
      User Cover 5
      Lay All Your Love On Me (Covered by Lankré)
      User Cover 6
      Lay All Your Love On Me (Covered by Elina Sandström)
      User Cover 7
      Super Trouper
      Official 1
      Super Trouper (Live from Dick Cavett Meets ABBA 1981)
      Live 1
      Super Trouper
      Static Image 1
      Super Trouper (Remixed by DJ Tony)
      Remix 1
      Super Trouper (Remixed by Almighty)
      Remix 2
      Super Trouper (Covered by INCOGNITO)
      User Cover 1
      Super Trouper (Covered by The UC Men's Octet)
      User Cover 2
      Super Trouper (Covered by Nick Morgan)
      User Cover 3
      Super Trouper (Covered by Boston Gay Men's Chorus)
      User Cover 4
      Super Trouper (Covered by Maisie B.)
      User Cover 5
      I Have a Dream
      Live 1
      I Have a Dream
      Live 2
      I Have a Dream
      Live 3
      I Have a Dream
      Static Image 1
      I Have a Dream
      User Cover 1
      I Have a Dream
      User Cover 2
      I Have a Dream
      User Cover 3
      I Have a Dream
      User Cover 4
      I Have a Dream
      User Cover 5
      I Have a Dream
      User Cover 6
      The Winner Takes It All
      Official 1
      The Winner Takes It All (Live from Material aus TV-Show 1980)
      Live 1
      The Winner Takes It All
      Static Image 1
      The Winner Takes It All (Remixed by Almighty)
      Remix 1
      The Winner Takes It All (Covered by Blossoms)
      User Cover 1
      The Winner Takes It All (Covered by Fernando Varela)
      User Cover 2
      The Winner Takes It All (Covered by Andreea Munteanu)
      User Cover 3
      The Winner Takes It All (Covered by Toms Mucenieks)
      User Cover 4
      The Winner Takes It All (Covered by The Ocelots)
      User Cover 5
      The Winner Takes It All (Covered by TERESA)
      User Cover 6
      Money, Money, Money
      Official 1
      Money, Money, Money (Live from Poland 1976)
      Live 1
      Money, Money, Money (Live from France 1976)
      Live 2
      Money, Money, Money
      Static Image 1
      Money, Money, Money (Remixed by DJ Anisimov)
      Remix 1
      Money, Money, Money (Remixed by Dj booka)
      Remix 2
      Money, Money, Money (Remixed by DJ lost mirror)
      Remix 3
      Money, Money, Money (Remixed by Vlad Burk)
      Remix 4
      Money, Money, Money (Remixed by Bassanova & Moradzo)
      Remix 5
      Money, Money, Money (Remixed by Vaporwave)
      Remix 6
    10.
      SOS
      Official 1
      SOS
      Static Image 1
      Chiquitita
      Official 1
      Chiquitita (Live from UNICEF 1979)
      Live 1
      Chiquitita (Live from Switzerland 1979)
      Live 2
      Chiquitita
      Static Image 1
      Chiquitita (Remixed by DJ CdB)
      Remix 1
      Chiquitita (Remixed by Almighty)
      Remix 2
      Chiquitita (Covered by Puddles Pity Party)
      User Cover 1
      Chiquitita (Covered by Nicola & Abbey)
      User Cover 2
      Chiquitita (Covered by Adam Smith)
      User Cover 3
      Chiquitita (Covered by emilyhartridge)
      User Cover 4
      Fernando
      Official 1
      Fernando
      Static Image 1
      Fernando (Remixed by Almighty)
      Remix 1
      Voulez-Vous
      Official 1
      Voulez-Vous
      Static Image 1
      Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Live from Wembley 1979)
      Live 1
      Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Live from Dick Cavett Meets ABBA 1981)
      Live 2
      Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
      Static Image 1
      Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Remixed by Maurice West)
      Remix 1
      Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Covered by udith Beckedorf & Sönke Meinen)
      User Cover 1
      Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Covered by ABBA MANIA)
      User Cover 2
      Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Covered by Alex Golub & Zlatoyar)
      User Cover 3
      Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Covered by Mutine)
      User Cover 4
      Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Covered by THE LUST)
      User Cover 5
      Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Covered by Bandix)
      User Cover 6
      Does Your Mother Know
      Official 1
      Does Your Mother Know
      Static Image 1
      Does Your Mother Know (Remixed by DJ Tony)
      Remix 1
      Does Your Mother Know (Covered by Ash)
      User Cover 1
      Does Your Mother Know (Covered by K's Choice)
      User Cover 2
      Does Your Mother Know (Covered by Girls from Emmerdale)
      User Cover 3
      Does Your Mother Know (Covered by Baggio)
      User Cover 4
      Does Your Mother Know (Covered by The Jents)
      User Cover 5
      Does Your Mother Know (Covered by ATOMIKA)
      User Cover 6
      Does Your Mother Know (Covered by Out of the Blue)
      User Cover 7
      One of Us
      Official 1
      One of Us
      Static Image 1
      One of Us
      User Cover 1
      One of Us
      User Cover 2
      One of Us
      User Cover 3
      One of Us
      User Cover 4
      The Name of the Game
      Official 1
      The Name of the Game
      Static Image 1
      The Name of the Game
      Remix 1
      Thank You for the Music
      Official 1
      Thank You for the Music
      Live 1
      Thank You for the Music
      Live 2
      Thank You for the Music
      Live 3
      Thank You for the Music
      Static Image 1
      Thank You for the Music
      User Cover 1
      Thank You for the Music
      User Cover 2
      Thank You for the Music
      User Cover 3
      Thank You for the Music
      User Cover 4
      Thank You for the Music
      User Cover 5
      Waterloo
      Official 1
      Waterloo (Live from Eurovision 1974)
      Live 1
      Waterloo
      Static Image 1
      Waterloo (Covered by Here To Make Friends)
      User Cover 1
      Waterloo (Covered by K3TYVANA)
      User Cover 2

Narratives(1)

Feb 27, 2019

With ‘Gold: Greatest Hits’, I Revisit The Peculiar, Yet Ultimately Satisfying Music Of Pop Rock & Disco Act ABBA

I used to work at a comic book store and at this store the employees could bring in their own music when the boss wasn’t there – our selections ran the gamut from R&B to Metal to Salsa – yet we had pretty much a no Hip Hop policy that really pissed me off – yet the perks of all the music being played was that I was exposed to some styles I never in a million years would have sought out. A colleague of mine – a big Led Zeppelin fan, was curiously for me also a huge fan of ABBA, and though at first I resisted this music as being too corny, I do remember that I was eventually taken aback by some stellar songwriting moments amidst all the cheesiness. Though they are classified as a Pop, Pop Rock, and Disco band, I feel that their experimental Disco parts are where the band really dated itself – not just because of what the actually sound of all that proto-synth sounded like, but because of their desire to incorporate these baroque classical elements into the beat which makes it sound so – how shall I say this – ‘music teacher square.’ Disco and orchestration went together like peanut butter and jelly in its day, I am well aware, but it was this synergy that always sounded off to me, whereas when it came to Disco’s real appeal for me, I much preferred the underlying Funk elements – the real reason why it was dance music, and not all the epic flutes and strings which by their very nature bled into the soundless spaces that are necessary to keep things truly funky. Add to this the fact that Disco was more mechanical than syncopated like Funk – and no Disco was more mechanical than the stuff coming out of Europe, inspired by and large by ABBA’s international success. Alas, theirs was really great Pop in general, no doubt about it, and it is funny because I really like the other CD that my coworker often played in conjunction – that of the Swedish Rock band The Cardigans. Though they were separated by 2 decades of activity (ABBA started in 1972, while The Cardigans began in 1992), there is no surprise that they have the same Pop Rock spirit and they are both from Sweden. But back to the ones who started it all – ABBA, even for all their corny and kooky electro disco Euro Dance symphonic missteps (in my more modern assessment), this extremely talented group also authored some of the most complex arrangements in Pop history, with literally each track consisting of wild transitions, not just melodically but instrumentally – kind of like they were determined to use every tool at their disposal in order to express the multitudes of styles ping ponging inside their creative minds.

Written by @taylor

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Album Info

"ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits"

Artist

Released

  • Jan 01, 2014

Genres

  • Pop