Cassandra (ABBA song)

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Single by ABBA
from the album The Visitors
Released October 18, 1982
Format Digital download
Recorded August 2, 1982
Length 4:58
Label Polar
Epic (UK)
Atlantic Records (US original release)
ABBA singles chronology
"Under Attack"
"The Day Before You Came"
Music video
"Cassandra" on YouTube

"Cassandra" is a song by Swedish pop group ABBA. Recording commenced on August 2, 1982[1] and became song no. 12 on the bonus tracks to the album The Visitors and got a hit from a peaceful moment song from the early 1980s. The song came not in first place on the charts but recomemmended the most peaceful and beautiful song from the early 80's. The song's next single is the pop song The Day Before You Came and became a better hit then Cassandra.

Lead vocal: Frida. Working title: El Paso. Later edited for television performance. Performed on the West German television ZDF, Show Express, December 1982. The song is used with a keyboard to play one of the notes to the song and uses orchestral influences to the song and the song has also been used in the ABBA Gold album no. 2 and has been very famous so far

The song is featured in the album The Visitors and has been added as a bonus track no. 12

Song's plot[edit]

The song is based on the mythical character Cassandra of Troy in Greek mythology, who was doomed to know the future but have no one believe her.

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1982)/(1983) Peak
Denmark (Tracklisten)[2] 7
Norway (VG-lista)[3] 7
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[4] 67
Germany (Media Control Charts)[5] 2


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  2. ^ " – ABBA[SE – Cassandra"]. Tracklisten.
  3. ^ " – ABBA [SE – Cassandra"]. VG-lista.
  4. ^ " – ABBA [SE – Cassandra"]. Singles Top 60.
  5. ^ "Chartverfulgong > ABBA [SE > Cassandra –"] (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.

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