Coverafbeelding ABBA - Thank You For The Music
  • Statistieken
  •   3 weken
  •   38 piekpositie
  •   7 punten
  •   1984

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

I'm nothing special, in fact I'm a bit of a bore
If I tell a joke, you've probably heard it before
But I have a talent, a wonderful thing
'Cause everyone listens when I start to sing
I'm so grateful and proud
All I want is to sing it out loud

CHORUS
So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing
Thanks for all the joy they're bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be, without a song or a dance, what are we
So I say, thank you for the music, for giving it to me.

Mother says I was a dancer before I could walk
Mm-mm, she says I began to sing long before I could talk
And I've often wondered, how did it all start
Who found out that nothing can capture a heart like a melody can
Well, whoever it was, I'm a fan

CHORUS
So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing
Thanks for all the joy they're bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be, without a song or a dance, what are we
So I say, thank you for the music, for giving it to me.

I've been so lucky, I am the girl with golden hair
I wanna sing it out to everybody
What a joy, what a life, what a chance

CHORUS
Thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing
Thanks for all the joy they're bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be, without a song or a dance, what are we
So I say, thank you for the music, for giving it to me.

Mother says i was a dancer before i could walk
She says i began to sing long before i could talk
And i've often wondered how did it all start ?
Who found out that nothing can capture a heart
Like a melody can
Well whoever it was im a fan

So i say thank you for the music the songs im singing
Thanks for all the joy i'm bringing
Who could live without it
I ask in all honesty
What would life be ?
With out a song or dance what are we?
So i say thank you for the music
For giving it to me

Songinformatie

Trivia

Thank you for the music was in 1978 de achterkant van Eagle.

De achterkant van de single; de Medley bestaande uit: Pick A Bale Of Cotton/On Top of Old Smokey/Midnight Special was in 1978 ook al de achterkanf van Summer Night City.
ArtiestABBA
 A-kant
Lengte 03:49
 B-kant
Titel The Album
Platenlabel Polydor
Catalogusnr 821 155-7


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