Skip to content

Abba Inducted Into the Bands Rock NYC Really Really Like Post Of General Interest

Is there a better album in the known Universe than Abba’s Gold? A greatest hits album the way Bob Marley’s Legend is a greatest hits album; a greatest hits album as a direct hit tpo your pleasure zone. A relentless tour de force of oddly syntaxed pop and roll glory setting the stage for everyone who would come after and, in every where but the States, the entire field of pop yet to come in the 80s. Abba weren’t only the forefathers of Duran Duran, they were also their daddy’s.




So it was great pride and humility and I award Abba the Bands Rock NYC Really Really Likes award. I like em because they’re great and because they are what they appear to be: Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson write songs for them and their girlfriends and later wives Anifred Lynstad and Agnetha Faltskog to sing.


Abba came out of Sweden to win the Eurovision Song Contest -a truly ghastly waste of time for the most part, with “Waterloo” in 1974 and never looked back.


Here is a link to Wikipedia’s discography singles page for Abba http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABBA_discography#Singles because there is no way I can copy it here. Hit single after hit single in country after country: Sweden, UK, Australia, Japan… everywhere you can imagine except the States. And they are all just great. My big sister Nadia, her eight year old granddaughter Miriam, Nadia’sdaughter, me, we are all in love with Abba. When my great-niece Lindsay was six months old she wouldn’t go to sleep without “Take A Chance On Me” playing.


The US never really got the message till the Broadway musical based upon Abba songs “Mama Mia” became a hit in 2000. Certainly Americans became nostalgic for a sound they never listened to. ABBA were long gone by then but between the worldwide smash musical and the world wide smash movie Meryl Streep songs I had known like breathing (they were huge in both England and Lebanon), “Dancing Queen” anyone? “Fernando”? “Waterloo”,


“Winner takes It All” -yeah, they grew up and got divorced and the songs got harder and sweeter at the same time. “I was in your arms, feeling I belonged there, I figured it made sense builing me a fence”. Again, the lyric is always a little off-kilter, a little English for beginings. “The winner takes it all, the loser standing small….?” Who says standing small, right? Still, if Dana Stewart was crying over this song I could kinda dig it!


I would guess that Abba have never been even vaguely considered for the rock and roll hall of fame though the entire pop movement and every synth band of the 80s owes them big time. Including MJ -they’re kissing cousins.


So, for those of you playing at home, here is the entire inductees to the Bands Rock NYC Really Really Like Post Of General Interest:
Yes
ABBA

Leave a Comment





Amazon_Smile_logo
LET-ME-HELP-LOGO

Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at smile.amazon.com

The Daisy Jopling Band To Perform “Who’s Who” At The Transfiguration Church In Tarrytown, NY Sunday May 12th, 2024 7 PM ET

By admin | May 9, 2024 |

The Transfiguration Church in Tarrytown, New York Presents “Who’s Who”, original violin arrangements of iconic songs by The Who performed by the Daisy Jopling Band featuring the Sleepy Hollow High School Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, May 12th, 2024. Location: Transfiguration Church 268 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591 United States Tickets are $25 and can be…

Cyborg Drummer/DJ DRMAGDN Headlining Montauk Music Fest

By admin | April 9, 2024 |

Major Label BMG Records Artist & Producer DRMAGDN Cyborg Drummer / DJ will be making his Montauk Music Fest debut this year in May. DRMAGDN will be the Official Host & MC of The Montauk Music Fest plus play headlining sets on Friday 5/17 and Saturday 5/18 from 10pm-12am at Gurney’s Montauk Resort (290 Old…

RED CARPET EVENT @ Chelsea Table & Stage 4/12/24 Featuring THE AMERICAN RELICS & DRMAGDN

By admin | March 25, 2024 |

On Friday April 12th, 2024 beginning at 6:30 pm ET  there will be a Red Carpet event pre-show sponsored by Tribeca Records at the trendy nightspot Chelsea Table and Stage located in the heart of Chelsea at 152 west 26th street (inside the Hilton Fashion Hotel) in NYC. The Red Carpet will be followed by…

Live Review: Composer Randy Edelman Live at Chelsea T&S “2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Massacre” 03/16/24 and Record Release in NYC

By admin | March 17, 2024 |

There was an infinite vitality of velvet green flowing deliciously through the air as Composer Randy Edelman presented his 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Massacre at the trendy new nightspot Chelsea Table & Stage in the heart of NYC on March 16, 2024….. a vivacious close to the spirited Irish Parade. His music is the…

DRMAGDN: Cyborg Drummer/DJ Debuts @ Chelsea T&S With Retro 80’s Party & Red Carpet Event 4/12/24

By admin | February 29, 2024 |

BMG recording artist, producer and World renowned, Global Touring Electrifying Powerhouse, DRMAGDN: Cyborg Drummer and DJ will make his debut at the popular, trendy night spot Chelsea Table & Stage (located at 152 west 26th street inside the Hilton Hotel) on  Friday April 12, 2024 @ 9:00PM. DRMAGDN will be celebrating his high energy brand of Electronic Dance Music (EDM)…

Going Steady: New Singles 2-23-24- 2-29-24 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2024 |

dance pop, gooey confection

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 2-16-24 – 2-22-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2024 |

75K EAUs is abysmal

Our Friend Tony Orlando’s Farewell Tour

By admin | February 25, 2024 |

“I still hit the ball, I just can’t run the bases!!!”

Sneak Peaks: New Album releases 3-1-24 – 3-7-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2024 |

contenders for the best punk rock around

Child Bite, Lamb Of God, Pantera At Madison Square Garden, Thursday, February 22nd, 2024, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2024 |

A three hours of hard rock, metal not metal, swift, loud, egoless pure metal

Scroll To Top