ABBA: Their Music in Games
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Most people are aware of ABBA, those hip and fancy-free Swedes who revolutionized pop music in the 70's. As talented as they were sexy, the quartet remains one of the most successful musical groups of all time. Almost all of us has one of their songs which will act as an earworm, and will be stuck in your mind for hours at a time...from the rhythms of "Waterloo" to the string melody of "Dancing Queen" to the upbeat music of "Take a Chance on Me."

With the greatest respect to Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid (their first names form the acronym that is the group's name), here is the lineup of their Greatest Hits album, "ABBA Gold".
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1. Board Game: Dancing Dragons [Average Rating:5.41 Overall Rank:9107]
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1. Dancing Queen (1976)

While not their first hit, Dancing Queen was their only song which reached #1 on the U.S. charts.
 
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2. Knowing Me, Knowing You (1977)

ABBA would embark on a highly-successful world tour following the release of this single. Scenes from concerts in this tour would be used to make the film "ABBA--The Movie".
 
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3. Take a Chance on Me (1978)

Reached #3 in the U.S. This song was successfully covered by Erasure in 1992.
 
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4. Mamma Mia (1975)

Their second U.K. #1, this song launched the group's period of greatness.
 
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5. Lay All Your Love on Me (1981)

A popular dance track from 1981, the band did not issue a music video with this song. The video attributed to the song, comprised of a compilation of older footage, was made by the band's British label.
 
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6. Super Trouper (1980)

This song would prove to be the final U.K. #1 for the group. Perhaps not coincidentally, the marriage of Benny and Anni would end in divorce the following year.
 
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7. I Have a Dream (1979)

A ballad of hope and future promimse.
 
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8. The Winner Takes It All (1979)

The fourth and last U.S. Top-10 single. The haunting lyrics seem to echo the emotions surrounding the divorce of Bjorn and Agnetha, which occurred during this time.
 
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9. Money, Money, Money (1976)

The follow-up single to "Dancing Queen", this song was also a Top-3 song in many countries.
 
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10. S.O.S. (1975)

The first of 18 consecutive U.K. Top-10 singles, this song finally allowed ABBA to break into mainstream popular music.
 
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11. Chiquitita (1979)

Released at the height of the group's popularity. A Spanish-language version was also recorded, and was successful in Spain and Latin America.
 
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12. Fernando (1976)

The follow-up song to "Mamma Mia" would wind up being one of the groups most successful songs in its own right.
 
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13. Voulez-Vous (1979)

The only single from ABBA not recorded in Stockholm.
 
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14. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (1979)

Released in coordination with ABBA's second North American tour. Famously sampled by Madonna in her single, "Hung Up".
 
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15. Does Your Mother Know (1979)

Bjorn's last leading vocals role.
 
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16. One of Us (1981)

The first single from their final studio album.
 
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17. The Name of the Game (1977)

The first single from The Album, their most successful LP.
 
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18. Thank You for the Music (1978, 1983)

Originally a B-side, it was issued on its own in 1983, and would be the group's final single before disbanding.
 
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19. Waterloo (1974)

The song which put ABBA on the map. Won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, and their first single to reach the U.S. charts.
 
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