The Way You Are (Fältskog and Håkansson song)

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"The Way You Are"
Agnetha Faltskog and Ola Hakansson The Way You Are single cover.jpg
Single by Agnetha Fältskog & Ola Håkansson
B-side "Fly Like the Eagle"
Released November 10, 1986 (1986-11-10)
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Recorded Sonet Studios, Sweden, 1986
Genre Europop, Pop
Length 4:05
Label Sonet Grammofon
Songwriter(s) Norell Oson Bard
Producer(s) Anders Hansson, Ola Håkansson, Tim Norell
Agnetha Fältskog singles chronology
"One Way Love"
(1985) One Way Love1985
"The Way You Are"
(1986) The Way You Are1986
"The Last Time"
(1987) The Last Time1987
The song was used by Falun applying for the 1992 Olympic Winter Games.

"The Way You Are" is a pop song that was recorded by Agnetha Fältskog and Ola Håkansson of the band Secret Service in 1986. The song was used to promote Falun, Sweden as a candidate for hosting the 1992 Olympic Winter Games.[1] Falun was not selected to host the Games, but the song became a big hit in Sweden.

The song on the B-side, "Fly Like the Eagle", was also a duet by Fältskog and Håkansson. Both songs were featured in the documentary It's Time for Sweden.

The single reached No. 1 in Sweden, but was not successful in the rest of the world. Though outside Sweden, The Way You Are received extensive airplay by FM stations at least in Brazil, during the 1987-89 period, as it can still be seen by the numerous blogs and websites in that country displaying either translations or links to direct streaming of that song.[2]

Song versions[edit]

Version Length Released on
Single Version 4:05 "The Way You Are", 7" and 12" vinyl
My Love My Life - Agnetha Fältskog
The Very Best of Secret Service - Secret Service
Instrumental Version 4:05 "The Way You Are", 12" vinyl
Edited Alternate Mix 3:47 That's Me - The Greatest Hits - Agnetha Fältskog
Eyes of a Woman (2005 Remaster) - Agnetha Fältskog
12" Extended Version 6:33 "The Way You Are", 12" vinyl
Extended Version 5:47 Aux Deux Magots - Secret Service

Track listings[edit]

7" vinyl
  1. "The Way You Are" (4:10)
  2. "Fly Like the Eagle" (3:06)
12" vinyl
  1. "The Way You Are" (Extended Version) (6:32)
  2. "The Way You Are" (Instrumental Version) (4:07)
  3. "The Way You Are" (7" Version) (4:07)

Chart trajectories[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak position
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[3] 1


  1. ^ "Musikåret 1986 – Sverigetopplistan" (in Swedish). 80-talshits. 1986. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "89FM - Oitenta e Nove FM, São Bento do Sul- SC | É sucesso a 89 Toca - Traduções - Secret Service - The Way You Are". Retrieved 2015-06-12. 
  3. ^ "". 1986–1987. Retrieved January 12, 2009. 
Preceded by
"Joey Killer" by Magnus Uggla
Number-one single in Sweden
19 November 1986 - 17 December 1986
Succeeded by
"Flash" by Princess Stéphanie of Monaco