So Long (ABBA song)

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"So Long"
So Long (ABBA single - cover art).jpg
Single by ABBA
from the album ABBA
B-side "I've Been Waiting for You"
Released November 18, 1974
Format 7" single
Recorded August 22–23, 1974
at Glen Studio
Genre Rock and roll, pop, europop
Length 3:09
Label Polar (Sweden)
Epic (UK)
Songwriter(s) Björn Ulvaeus
Benny Andersson
Producer(s) Björn Ulvaeus
Benny Andersson
ABBA singles chronology
"Hasta Mañana"
(1974)
"So Long"
(1974)
"I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
(1975)
"Hasta Mañana"
(1974)
"So Long"
(1974)
"I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
(1975)
Music video
"So Long" on YouTube

"So Long" is a song by Swedish pop group ABBA, released as the first single from their album ABBA. "So Long" was written and composed by Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson, with vocals by Agnetha Fältskog & Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

The song is musically similar to "Waterloo". The single was backed with "I've Been Waiting for You," another song from the ABBA album.

Track listing[edit]

International single[edit]

Australian single[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[1] 3
Belgian singles chart 29
French singles chart 64
German Singles Chart 11
Swedish singles chart [2] 7

Cover versions[edit]

  • Tribute band Gabba (band) recorded a cover of the song, in the style of The Ramones. A sample can be heard on their official website.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

  • ABBA perform parts of the song live in the film ABBA: The Movie (1977). This live version features instrumental samples from "In the Mood".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steffen Hung. "ABBA - So Long". Austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "GABBA The Discopunk Sensation - MEDIA". Gabba.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2016-03-27. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 

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