ABBA - Take a Chance on Me

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The song "Take a Chance on Me" was recorded in 1977 by the Swedish pop group ABBA. It can be found on their album "The Album." It was also a hugely-selling single, and features on many of their Greatest Hits collections.

"Take a Chance on Me"'s working title was "Billy Boy." Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and recorded in 1977, it was sung by Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. Fältskog had the solo passages. It was one of ABBA's first singles in which their manager Stig Anderson did not lend a hand in writing the lyrics, firmly establishing Andersson and Ulvaeus as a songwriting partnership to be reckoned with. The song's origins sprang from Ulvaeus, whose hobby was running. He would run, singing a "tck-a-ch"-style rhythm to himself over and over again, which then evolved into "Take a Chance on Me", around which he wrote the rest of the lyrics. The song's B-side was "I'm a Marionette", which, like "Thank You for the Music" and "I Wonder (Departure)" (the B-side to their previous hit, "The Name of the Game") was intended to be part of a mini-musical that Andersson and Ulvaeus had planned, but ultimately shelved.


ABBA,ce groupe représente LA REUSSITE!Ils sont les artistes qui ont le plus reçu d'argent au monde.Aucun échec,que du succès et l'amour du public!EXCEPTIONNEL !
By raymond balagio 3 years ago
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By rosybaby91 4 years ago
Excellent song performed by ABBA
By Michael Michael Friedman 5 years ago
Years ago I listened to ABBA. Now it is like rediscovering them. Haven't found a song from them I do not like.
By Aveolela 6 years ago
Great song, still working. But the video? ABBA has many good songs.
By Maz 8 years ago
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