I've Been Waiting for You (ABBA song)

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"I've Been Waiting for You"
ABBA - I've Been Waiting for You (New Zealand).jpg
Single by ABBA
from the album ABBA
A-side"So Long"
ReleasedApril 1975
RecordedSeptember 15, 1974 at Glen Studio, Stockholm
LabelPolar Music
  • Benny Andersson
  • Björn Ulvaeus

"I've Been Waiting for You" is a song recorded in 1974 by Swedish pop group ABBA, released first as the B-side to the single "So Long". It was included on their album ABBA (released April 1975).

It was, however, released as an A-side in Australia in 1974, where it reached number 49,[1] and in New Zealand in 1977, where it reached number 8.[2]

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again version[edit]

I've Been Waiting for You was released on July 13, 2018, alongside the soundtrack of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, by Capitol and Polydor Records. The song is performed by Amanda Seyfried, (Sophie) Julie Walters (Rosie) and Christine Baranski (Tanya) and it was produced by Benny Andersson. This version features new lyrics from Benny & Bjorn.


Chart (2018) Peak
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[3] 51

Cover versions[edit]

  • In 1977, Irish pop group Gina, Dale Haze and the Champions released their version of the song as a single, which made the top 10 in the Irish Charts.[4]
  • A Swedish country band called Nashville Train (which included some of ABBA's own backing band members) covered the song in 1977 on their album ABBA Our Way, released on the Polar Music label in Sweden.
  • The song was covered by ABBA tribute pop group Arrival on their 1999 album First Flight.

In popular culture[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Australia
  2. ^ The Complete New Zealand Music Charts 1966-2006: Dean Scapolo: ISBN 978-1-877443-00-8]
  3. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  4. ^ Irish charts - search Gina Dale Haze and the Champions Archived 2009-06-03 at WebCite