My Love, My Life (song)

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"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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