Thank You for the Music (album)

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Thank You for the Music: A Collection of Love Songs
Thank You ABBA.jpg
Compilation album by
Released11 November 1983
GenrePop
Length62:56
LabelEpic
Producer
ABBA chronology
The Singles: The First Ten Years
(1982)
Thank You for the Music: A Collection of Love Songs
(1983)
ABBA Live
(1986)
Singles from Thank You for the Music: A Collection of Love Songs
  1. "Thank You for the Music"
    Released: 6 November 1983 (UK)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Thank You for the Music (subtitled A Collection of Love Songs) is a compilation album by the Swedish pop group ABBA. It was released in November 1983 in the United Kingdom by the record company Epic. The compilation features 14 tracks, including the singles "I Have a Dream", "Chiquitita" and "The Day Before You Came". It also contains the Spanish version of "Fernando", which was the first time this version was released in the UK.[2]

The album peaked at #17 on the UK Album Chart, breaking ABBA's run of eight consecutive UK number 1 albums from Greatest Hits in 1976 to The Singles: The First Ten Years in 1982.[3] However, it was certified gold for sales of over 100,000.[4] The song "Thank You for the Music" was released as a single in the UK in November 1983 with the Super Trouper album track "Our Last Summer" (also on this compilation) as the B-side. The single was a minor hit, peaking at #33.[3]

The album has never been released on CD.

Track listing[edit]

Side A[1]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."My Love, My Life"Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus3.52
2."I Wonder (Departure)"Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus4.38
3."Happy New Year"Andersson, Ulvaeus4.23
4."Slipping Through My Fingers"Andersson, Ulvaeus3.51
5."Fernando (Spanish version)"Andersson, Ulvaeus4.15
6."One Man, One Woman"Andersson, Ulvaeus4.35
7."Eagle"Andersson, Ulvaeus5.51

Side B[1]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Have a Dream"Andersson, Ulvaeus4.44
2."Our Last Summer"Andersson, Ulvaeus4.23
3."The Day Before You Came"Andersson, Ulvaeus5.51
4."Chiquitita"Andersson, Ulvaeus5.26
5."Should I Laugh or Cry"Andersson, Ulvaeus4.26
6."The Way Old Friends Do (Live)"Andersson, Ulvaeus2.53
7."Thank You for the Music"Andersson, Ulvaeus3.48

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Thank You for the Music > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
  2. ^ EIL. Spanish version of "Fernando"
  3. ^ a b "Abba - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  4. ^ BPI - certified sales, search ABBA

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