A number of the early ABBA songs – such as ‘Waterloo’ and ‘SOS’ – had in fact been recorded in Swedish by the group or its individual members, featuring lyrics by Stig Anderson.
Does ABBA sing in Swedish?
The simple answer is that it was not a requirement at the time that entrants should sing in their native languages, and songs in English are more readily understood by more people around the world than songs in Swedish or any other language. However, ABBA did record Swedish versions of their songs.
How many languages did ABBA sing in?
ABBA recorded songs in five languages. Most of ABBA’s songs were recorded in English. They recorded 4 songs in Swedish, three in German, one in French and 15 in Spanish. For the latest BAO album Björn was contributing lyrics to some songs.
Did ABBA write songs in English or Swedish?
All the lyrics to all their songs were written by non-English speakers. Björn wrote most of the stuff. Early on, Stig, their producer (with his blond biker mustache like something out of Motörhead) collaborated. Look, I have my ABBA book right here—541 pages, excluding the index.
Who is Anni-Frid Lyngstad married?
Opinions on ABBA vary, some people love them and others hate them. People who like eurovision also tend to like ABBA. I think the average Swede could take it or leave it though, everyone has heard the songs copious amounts of times and they mainly feel repetitive even for younger people.
Did ABBA members swap partners?
While each member was focussing on other work, such as solo careers and songwriting, their marriages are believed to be the reason the band could not continue together, though both Björn and Agnetha publicly agreed their split was fairly “amicable.”
Where are the ABBA singers now?
Benny and Björn continue to write new music together while also pursuing solo projects. Bjorn lives in Sweden with Lena, his wife of 35 years, and is believed to be worth at least £90million.
Did the band ABBA speak English?
They have always been reasonably fluent in English as a second language and comfortable singing in English. When ABBA started neither Anni-frid or Agnetha spoke English and they performed their early English songs phonetically.
Why did ABBA sing in Swedish?
The main answer is simply that Björn and Benny originally didn’t want to translate the show into any other languages whatsoever. They felt that the ABBA songs were written to be performed in English, which meant that the entire show could only be performed in English.
Did Agnetha remarry?
Every member of ABBA has gone on to remarry, though only the men have remained with their second partners. Agnetha married surgeon Tomas Sonnenfeld, which has been reported as having been a secret wedding. They married in 1990 but divorced after three years of marriage in 1993.
Who died in ABBA?
He was not among the four members of ABBA whose faces adorned the album covers, but was a key supporting musician for the group as it achieved stardom.
|Born||15 September 1946 Örebro Olaus Petri Parish, Sweden|
|Died||16 March 2008 (aged 61) Mallorca, Spain|
|Genres||Pop rock schlager|
Does ABBA have an accent?
The Swedish group ABBA is a good example. The members speak English with Swedish accents. But when they sing, their accents disappear and they sound like Americans. The same is true of the classic British rock stars.
Is ABBA pronounced ABBA or ABBA?
It was a Swedish group, and they pronounced their name [ɑbbɑ]. Speakers of other languages didn’t always pronounce it that way. In English a common pronunciation is [æbə].