Golliwog (song)

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Single by Agnetha Fältskog
Released 1974
Format 7" single
Recorded 1974
Genre Europop, Pop
Length 2:50
Label CBS Cupol
Writer(s) Agnetha Fältskog, Bosse Carlgren
Producer(s) Agnetha Fältskog
Agnetha Fältskog singles chronology
En sång om sorg och glädje
Dom har glömt

"Golliwog" ("Gulleplutt") was one of the first attempts by Agnetha Fältskog to enter the charts outside Sweden. The eight German-language music singles she released didn't enter the charts. But with Golliwog the intention was that not only Germany but all of Europe would get to know Agnetha.

In addition, "Golliwog" was recorded in English as the B side of the single called Here For Your Love ("Tio Mil Kvar Till Korpilombolo"), at the marketing suggestion of Agnetha's record company, CBS Cupol. Agnetha had been against releasing English songs, and also lyricist Bosse Carlgren was not too keen on his English lyrics.

The "Golliwog" single was not successful in either Sweden or Europe, even though Agnetha was already known as a part of ABBA. In fact the German release stated "Agnetha von ABBA" to increase the sales, but this didn't help the single.