I listened to the ABBA Gold album yesterday while cleaning/sweeping/swiffering/cooking with my wireless headset on my head, singing and dancing along to all the tunes.
Family gave me some sideway glances. I didn’t care!
Dog was… confused, but guess what? I didn’t care!
I amazed myself that I knew the words to most of the songs…
After a while though, I started to cringe a little at some of the lyrics.
Let me share:
Money Money Money
I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay
Ain’t it sad
And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me
That’s too bad
In my dreams I have a plan
If I got me a wealthy man
I wouldn’t have to work at all, I’d fool around and have a ball
These contemporary, feminist-oriented times would never encourage a young woman to aim for this as a solution. Except…there are plenty of ‘gold diggers’ around, amirite? lol 😉
Cool song though. I especially like the first four sentences.
Take A Chance On Me
If you change your mind, I’m the first in line
Honey I’m still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, gonna be around
If you’ve got no place to go, if you’re feeling down
We can go dancing, we can go walking, as long as we’re together
Listen to some music, maybe just talking, get to know you better
‘Cos you know I’ve got
So much that I wanna do, when I dream I’m alone with you
You want me to leave it there, afraid of a love affair
But I think you know
That I can’t let go
This song is interesting because the underlying theme is that the singer, the girl, was rejected. The man moved on to some new girl. But then things didn’t work out for him and now she, the singer, is making herself available to him again.
The song is upbeat and fun, rather than the ballad/sad tune one might expect from love rejection. But still, I cringe a little…
There are a lot of songs I like on this album, but especially:
- The Winner Takes It All
- Knowing Me, Knowing You
- Lay All Your Love On Me
- Thank You For The Music
- Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)
Ok, I could just list the whole album. Or maybe it would be easier to list the ones I’m not crazy about.
Voulez-Vous does not appeal to me at all, for instance. 🙂
Your turn! Do you like ABBA songs? If yes, which ones? If no, why not?
See you in the comments!