You Owe Me One

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This article is about the song. For the Mexican short film You owe me one from 2002, see Me la debes.
"You Owe Me One"
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Single by ABBA
from the album The Visitors
A-side "Under Attack"[1]
Released 3 December 1982
Format 7"[1]
Genre Synthpop, Europop
Length 3:28[1]
Label Polar Music[1]
Writer(s) Benny Andersson
Björn Ulvaeus[1]
Producer(s) Benny Andersson
Björn Ulvaeus[1]
ABBA singles chronology
"The Day Before You Came"
"Under Attack/You Owe Me One"
"Thank You for the Music"
(1983 rerelease)

"You Owe Me One" (working title: "Kamelo"[2]) is a song recorded by Swedish pop group ABBA in 1982 for their unfinished ninth album. It was released as a B-side for the group's last single — "Under Attack"[1] and on the 1997 and 2012 remasters of "The Visitors".[3][4] It was excluded from the 2001 remaster due to the group's songwriters critical attitude towards "You Owe Me One".[5] The main vocal is performed by Anni-Frid Lyngstad, but Agnetha Fältskog joins in on the chorus.


The song's recording sessions started on 3 May 1982.[6] This single was recorded along with two other ABBA songs — "I Am The City" and "Just Like That". These two songs were kept unreleased until the mid 1990s,[6] when "Just Like That" was edited and released as a promo single for the "Thank You For The Music" box set[7] and "I Am The City" was released as a part of the "More Gold: More Hits" album.[8] It has been noted, that Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus dislike the song due to it being "just a jingle".[9]