My Love, My Life

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For the album, see My Love, My Life (album).
"My Love, My Life"
Song by ABBA from the album Arrival
Released October 11, 1976
Recorded 20 August 1976 at Metronome Studio
Length 3:53
Label Polar
Writer(s) Benny Andersson
Björn Ulvaeus
Stig Anderson
Producer(s) Benny Andersson
Björn Ulvaeus
Arrival track listing

Side A:

  1. "When I Kissed the Teacher"
  2. "Dancing Queen"
  3. "My Love, My Life"
  4. "Dum Dum Diddle"
  5. "Knowing Me, Knowing You"

Side B:

  1. "Money, Money, Money"
  2. "That's Me"
  3. "Why Did It Have To Be Me?"
  4. "Tiger"
  5. "Arrival"
Music video
"My Love, My Life" on YouTube

"My Love, My Life", originally "Monsieur, Monsieur",[citation needed] is a song recorded by ABBA for the Arrival album. It was one of the last songs to be recorded for the album.[1] Agnetha Fältskog sings lead vocals and Björn Ulvaeus proclaimed the song to be the finest example of Agnetha's vocal purity.[citation needed]. A complete demo with the original "Monsieur, Monsieur" lyrics was recorded before this, and remains unreleased.[citation needed]

Cover versions[edit]

  • Jonathan King, who picked ABBA's singles for Bocu, his associate company in the UK which publishes ABBA, covered it in 1976 when they decided not to release it as a single.
  • Singer Elaine Paige performed a reworked version of the song (retitled "Like An Image Passing By") for the English language edition of the stage musical ABBAcadabra. Paige's version was also released as a single.[2]
  • Hazell Dean recorded a version for her 1996 ABBA tribute album The Winner Takes It All / Hazell Dean Sings ABBA.
  • A cover by New Zealand band Bike was included on the 1995 tribute compilation ABBAsalutely.
  • The 2001 Japanese import dance tribute compilation ABBA Ibiza Caliente included a cover by Sabu.
  • Ann Christy reached #2 on Belgium's Flemish chart with the rendering "In rook vergaan" in February 1977: the track was included on Christy's 1977 album Bravo. Christy also recorded "My Love, My Life" with its original English lyric for her 1977 album My Love, My Life.
  • John Grant (musician) did a version with Villagers (band) for the EP from 2013 "John Grant Gets Schooled".


  1. ^ Scott, Robert (2002) 'ABBA: Thank You for the Music - The Stories Behind Every Song', Carlton Books Limited: Great Britain, p.78
  2. ^ "Like An Image Passing By" at

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