Coverafbeelding ABBA - Take A Chance On Me
  • Statistieken
  •   9 weken
  •   2 piekpositie
  •   251 punten
  •   1978

Artiestinformatie

Land   Zweden

Zweedse popgroep uit Stockholm, opgericht in 1972: Anni-Frid “Frida” Lyngstad (geb. 15-11-1945; zang), Agnetha Fältskog (geb. 5-4-1950; zang), Björn Ulvaeus (geb. 24-4-1945; gitaar) en Benny Andersson (geb. 16-12-1945; toetsen). Ze zijn allemaal in Zweden geboren, behalve Frida, zij ziet het levenslicht in Noorwegen.



De naam ABBA is een acroniem van de voornamen van de leden. Benny is dan lid van The Hep Stars (1964-'69) en Björn van The Hootenanny Singers. Grote doorbraak komt in 1974 met het winnen van het Eurovisie Songferstival met Waterloo. Björn gehuwd met Agnetha (1971-'79) en Benny getrouwd met Frida (1978-'81). De groep wordt in 1982 ontbonden.



In datzelfde jaar concentreren Björn en Benny zich samen met musicalcomponist Tim Rice op de productie van Chess. Het door Elaine Paige en Barbara Dickson gezongen I Know Him So Well en het door Murray Head uitgevoerde One Night In Bangkok levert twee grote hits op. De musical Mamma Mia!, gebaseerd op de hits van ABBA, is op 6 april 1999 in het Prince Edward-theater in de Londense wijk West End in première gegaan.



Songtekst

If you change your mind ('take a chance' chanted)
I'm the first in line
Honey, I'm still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me
Let me know
Gonna be AROUND
If you got no place to go
When you're feeling down

If you're all alone
When the pretty birds have FLOWN
Honey, I'm still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best
And it ain't no lie
If you put me to the test
If you let me try

Take a chance on me
(That's all I ask of you, honey)
Take a chance on me

We can go dancing
We can go walking
AS LONG AS WE'RE together
Listen to some music
Maybe just talking
Get to know you better

'Cuz you know I've got
So much that I wanna do
When I dream I'm alone with you
It's MAGIC
You want ME to leave IT there
Afraid of a love AFFAIR
BUT I think you know
That I can't let go

If you change your mind
I'm the first in line
Honey, I'm still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me
Let me know
And I'll be around
If you've got no place to go
When you're feeling down

If you're all alone
When the pretty birds have FLOWN
Honey, I'm still free
Take a chance on me
Gotta do my very best
And it ain't no lie
If you put me to the test,
If you let me try

Take a chance on me
(Come on, gimme a break, will ya?)
Take a chance on me

Oh you can take your time, baby
I'm in no hurry
You know I'm gonna getcha (Getcha)
You don't wanna hurt me
Baby don't worry
I AIN'T GONNA LET YA

Let me tell you now
My love is strong enough
To last when things are rough
It's MAGIC
You say that I waste my time
But I can't get you off my mind
Oh I can't let go
'Cuz I love you so

If you change your mind
I'm the first in line
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me
Let me know
And I'll be AROUND
If you got no place to go
When you're feeling down

If you're all alone
When the pretty birds have FLOWN
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best
Baby can't you see
Gotta put me to the test
Take a chance on me
(Take a chance, take a chance, take a chance on me)

Ba ba ba ba ba
Ba ba ba ba ba
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
Gotta do my very best
Baby cant you see
Gotta put me to the test
Take a chance on me

(Take a chance, take a chance, take a chance on me)

Ba ba ba ba ba
Ba ba ba ba ba
Ba ba
[Fading]Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best
Baby can't you see..

Songinformatie

ArtiestABBA
 A-kant
Titel Take a Chance on Me
Lengte 4:05
Componist(en) Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Producer(s) Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Engineer(s) Michael B. Tretow
 B-kant
Titel I'm a Marionette
Lengte 3:54
Platenlabel Polydor
Catalogusnr 2001 758
Hoogste positie UK 1
Hoogste positie US 3
Album The Album


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