King Kong Song

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"King Kong Song"
Single by ABBA
from the album Waterloo
Format 12" vinyl (album track)
Genre Rock, pop rock
Length 3:11
Label Polar Music
Writer(s) Benny Andersson
Björn Ulvaeus
Producer(s) Benny Andersson
Björn Ulvaeus
ABBA singles chronology
"Knowing Me, Knowing You"
(1977)
"King Kong Song"
(1977)
"The Name of the Game"
(1977)

"King Kong Song" (originally "Mr. Sex"), written and composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, is the name of a 1974 recording by Swedish pop group ABBA, included on their album Waterloo. In 1977, the track was released as a single to coincide with the re-release of the movie King Kong, which charted at #94 in Australia,[1] where it had previously been the B-side to "I've Been Waiting for You". It received a substantial amount of unsolicited airplay in Sweden, even though by then three years and two albums had come and gone since its original 1974 conception. The song bears a resemblance to the style of the Beach Boys.

In 1974, the song competed in the Swedish radio chart show Tio i topp, where it stayed in the charts for four shows and peaked at #4.[2] Also in Sweden, "King Kong Song" was the B-side to "Honey, Honey".

Cover versions[edit]

  • Alternative rock band Electric Boys recorded a cover of the song for the 1992 Swedish tribute album ABBA: The Tribute, released on the Polar Music label.
  • Swedish band Moahni Moahna recorded a cover for their 1996 album Why.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ http://home.zipworld.com.au/~callisto/australia.html
  2. ^ http://home.zipworld.com.au/~callisto/sweden.html