So Long (ABBA song)

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"So Long"
Single by ABBA
from the album ABBA
B-side "I've Been Waiting for You"
Released November 18, 1974
Format 7" single
Recorded August 22–23, 1974
at Glen Studio
Genre Rock And Roll, Pop, Europop
Length 3:09
Label Polar (Sweden)
Epic (UK)
Atlantic (US)
Writer(s) Björn Ulvaeus
Benny Andersson
Producer(s) Björn Ulvaeus
Benny Andersson
ABBA singles chronology
"Hasta Mañana"
(1974)
"So Long"
(1974)
"I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
(1975)
Music video
"So Long" on YouTube

"So Long" is a song by Swedish pop group ABBA, released as the first single from their album ABBA. "So Long" was written and composed by Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson, with vocals by Agnetha Fältskog & Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

Although musically similar to "Waterloo", "So Long" gave ABBA its worst international chart performance. Although it was a hit in Sweden, Austria and West Germany, it failed to reach the top fifty in the UK - their only single to do so, and failed to chart highly in either the US or Australia. The single was backed with "I've Been Waiting for You," another song from the ABBA album.

Tracklisting[edit]

International Single[edit]

Australian Single[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1974) Position
Austrian Singles Chart 3[1]
Belgian Singles Chart 29
French Singles Chart 64
German Singles Chart 11
Swedish Singles Chart 7[2]

Cover versions[edit]

  • Tribute band Gabba (band) recorded a cover of the song, in the style of The Ramones. A sample can be heard on their official website.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

  • ABBA perform parts of the song live in the film ABBA: The Movie (1977). This live version features instrumental samples from "In the Mood".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart". Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Chart". Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.gabba.co.uk/media.html

External links[edit]