Thank You for the Music (album)

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For box set of the same name, see Thank You for the Music (box set).
Thank You for the Music
Compilation album by ABBA
Released 11 November 1983
Genre Pop
Length 62:56
Label Epic
Producer Benny Andersson
Björn Ulvaeus
ABBA chronology
The Singles: The First Ten Years
(1982)
Thank You for the Music
(1983)
ABBA Live
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Thank You for the Music (subtitled A Collection of Love Songs) is a compilation album by the Swedish pop group ABBA. It was released in November 1983 in the United Kingdom by the record company Epic. The compilation features 14 tracks, including the singles "I Have a Dream", "Chiquitita" and "The Day Before You Came". It also contains the Spanish version of "Fernando", which was the first time this version was released in the UK.[2]

The album peaked at #17 on the UK Album Chart, breaking ABBA's run of eight consecutive UK number 1 albums from Greatest Hits in 1976 to The Singles: The First Ten Years in 1982.[3] However, it was certified gold for sales of over 100,000.[4] The song "Thank You for the Music" was released as a single in the UK in November 1983 with the Super Trouper album track "Our Last Summer" (also on this compilation) as the B-Side. The single was a minor hit, peaking at #33.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side A[1]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "My Love, My Life"   Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus 3.52
2. "I Wonder (Departure)"   Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus 4.38
3. "Happy New Year"   Andersson, Ulvaeus 4.23
4. "Slipping Through My Fingers"   Andersson, Ulvaeus 3.51
5. "Fernando"   Andersson, Ulvaeus 4.15
6. "One Man, One Woman"   Andersson, Ulvaeus 4.35
7. "Eagle"   Andersson, Ulvaeus 5.51

Side B[1]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Have a Dream"   Andersson, Ulvaeus 4.44
2. "Our Last Summer"   Andersson, Ulvaeus 4.23
3. "The Day Before You Came"   Andersson, Ulvaeus 5.51
4. "Chiquitita"   Andersson, Ulvaeus 5.26
5. "Should I Laugh or Cry"   Andersson, Ulvaeus 4.26
6. "The Way Old Friends Do"   Andersson, Ulvaeus 2.53
7. "Thank You for the Music"   Andersson, Ulvaeus 3.48

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