ABBA Guitar Chords

ABBA

Biography

The most commercially successful pop group of the 1970s, the origins of the Swedish superstars ABBA dated back to 1966, when keyboardist and vocalist Benny Andersson, a onetime member of the popular beat outfit the Hep Stars, first teamed with guitarist and vocalist Bjorn Ulvaeus, the leader of the folk-rock unit the Hootenanny Singers. The two performers began composing songs together and handling session and production work for Polar Music/Union Songs, a publishing company owned by Stig Anderson, himself a prolific songwriter throughout the 1950s and 1960s. At the same time, both Andersson and Ulvaeus worked on projects with their respective girlfriends: Ulvaeus had become involved with vocalist Agnetha Faltskog, a performer with a recent number one Swedish hit, "I Was So in Love," under her belt, while Andersson began seeing Anni-Frid Lyngstad, a one-time jazz singer who rose to fame by winning a national talent contest.

In 1971, Faltskog ventured into theatrical work, accepting the role of Mary Magdalene in a Swedish production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar; her cover of the musical's "Don't Know How to Love Him" became a significant hit. The following year, the duo of Andersson and Ulvaeus scored a massive international hit with "People Need Love," which featured Faltskog and Lyngstad on backing vocals. The record's success earned them an invitation to enter the Swedish leg of the 1973 Eurovision song contest, where, under the unwieldy name of Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha & Frida, they submitted "Ring Ring," which proved extremely popular with audiences but placed only third in the judges' ballots.

The next year, rechristened ABBA (a suggestion from Stig Anderson and an acronym of the members' first names), the quartet submitted the single "Waterloo," and became the first Swedish act to win the Eurovision competition. The record proved to be the first of many international hits, although the group hit a slump after their initial success as subsequent singles failed to chart. In 1975, however, ABBA issued "S.O.S.," a smash not only in America and Britain but also in non-English speaking countries such as Spain, Germany and the Benelux nations, where the group's success was fairly unprecedented. A string of hits followed, including "Mamma Mia," "Fernando," and "Dancing Queen" (ABBA's sole U.S. chart-topper), further honing their lush, buoyant sound; by the spring of 1976, they were already in position to issue their first Greatest Hits collection.

ABBA's popularity continued in 1977, when both "Knowing Me, Knowing You" and "The Name of the Game" dominated airwaves. The group also starred in the feature film ABBA -- The Movie, which was released in 1978. That year Andersson and Lyngstad married, as had Ulvaeus and Faltskog in 1971, although the latter couple separated a few months later; in fact, romantic suffering was the subject of many songs on the quartet's next LP, 1979's Voulez-Vous. Shortly after the release of 1980s Super Trouper, Andersson and Lyngstad divorced as well, further straining the group dynamic; The Visitors, issued the following year, was the final LP of new ABBA material, and the foursome officially disbanded after the December 1982 release of their single "Under Attack."

Although all of the group's members soon embarked on new projects -- both Lyngstad and Faltskog issued solo LPs, while Andersson and Ulvaeus collaborated with Tim Rice on the musical Chess -- none proved as successful as the group's earlier work, largely because throughout much of the world, especially Europe and Australia, the ABBA phenomenon never went away. Repackaged hits compilations and live collections continued hitting the charts long after the group's demise, and new artists regularly pointed to the quartet's inspiration: while the British dance duo Erasure released a covers collection, ABBA-esque, an Australian group called Bjorn Again found success as ABBA impersonators. In 1993, "Dancing Queen" became a staple of U2's "Zoo TV" tour -- Andersson and Ulvaeus even joined the Irish superstars on-stage in Stockholm -- while the 1995 feature Muriel's Wedding, which won acclaim for its depiction of a lonely Australian girl who seeks refuge in ABBA's music, helped bring the group's work to the attention of a new generation of moviegoers and music fans. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
Genres: europop, swedish pop

Guitar Chords:

Andante Andante
Angeleyes
Angeleyes (ver. 2)
Another Town Another Train
As Good As New
As Good As New (ver. 2)
Bang A Boomerang
Bang A Boomerang (ver. 2)
Cassandra
Chiquitita
Chiquitita (ver. 2)
Chiquitita (ver. 3)
Chiquitita (ver. 4)
Conociéndote, Conociéndome
Cotton Smokey Midnight
Crazy World
Crazy World (ver. 2)
Dame, Dame
Dance While The Music Still Goes On
Dance While The Music Still Goes On (ver. 2)
Dance While The Music Still Goes On (ver. 3)
Dancing Queen
Dancing Queen (ver. 2)
Dancing Queen (ver. 3)
Dancing Queen (ver. 4)
Dancing Queen (ver. 5)
Dancing Queen (ver. 6)
Dancing Queen (ver. 7)
Does Your Mother Know
Does Your Mother Know (ver. 2)
Does Your Mother Know (ver. 3)
Does Your Mother Know (ver. 4)
Dum Dum Diddle
Eagle
Eagle (ver. 2)
Elaine
Elaine (ver. 2)
Elaine (ver. 3)
El Andar
Epocas De Sol
Estoy Soñando
Fernando
Fernando (ver. 2)
Fernando (ver. 3)
Fernando (ver. 4)
Gimme Gimme Gimme
Gimme Gimme Gimme (ver. 2)
Gimme Gimme Gimme (ver. 3)
Gimme Gimme Gimme (ver. 4)
Gimme Gimme Gimme (ver. 5)
Gonna Sing You My Lovesong
Gonna Sing You My Lovesong (ver. 2)
Gracias Por La Música
Gracias Por La Música (ver. 2)
Gracias Por La Música (ver. 3)
Happy Hawaii
Happy New Year
Happy New Year (ver. 2)
Happy New Year (ver. 3)
Hasta Mañana
Hasta Mañana (ver. 2)
Head Over Heels
Head Over Heels (ver. 2)
He Is Your Brother
He Is Your Brother (ver. 2)
Hey Hey Helen
Hey Hey Helen (ver. 2)
Hole In Your Soul
Hole In Your Soul (ver. 2)
Honey Honey
Honey Honey (ver. 2)
Honey Honey (ver. 3)
I Am A Marionette
I Am Just A Girl
I Am The City
I Am The City (ver. 2)
I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do
If It Wasnt For The Nights
I Have A Dream
I Have A Dream (ver. 2)
I Have A Dream (ver. 3)
I Have A Dream (ver. 4)
I Have A Dream (ver. 5)
Im A Marionette
Im A Marionette (ver. 2)
Ive Been Waiting For You
Ive Been Waiting For You (ver. 2)
Ive Been Waiting For You (ver. 3)
I Wonder
I Wonder (ver. 2)
Kan Man Ha En Solkatt I En Bur
King Kong Song
Kisses Of Fire
Kisses Of Fire (ver. 2)
Knowing Me Knowing You
Knowing Me Knowing You (ver. 2)
Knowing Me Knowing You (ver. 3)
Lay All Your Love On Me
Lay All Your Love On Me (ver. 2)
Like An Angel Passing Through My Room
Love Isnt Easy But It Sure Is Hard Enough
Lovelight
Lovers Live A Little Longer
Mamma Mia
Mamma Mia (ver. 2)
Mamma Mia (ver. 3)
Mamma Mia Waterloo
Me And I
Money Money Money
Money Money Money (ver. 2)
Money Money Money (ver. 3)
Move On
Move On (ver. 2)
My Love My Life
My Love My Life (ver. 2)
My Mama Said
My Mama Said (ver. 2)
Nina Pretty Ballerina
On And On And On
One Man One Woman
One Man One Woman (ver. 2)
One Of Us
One Of Us (ver. 2)
Our Last Summer
Our Last Summer (ver. 2)
People Need Love
People Need Love (ver. 2)
Put On Your White Sombrero
Reina Del Baile
Ring Ring
Ring Ring (ver. 2)
Ring Ring (ver. 3)
Rock Me
Se Me Está Escapando
Should I Laugh Or Cry
Sitting In The Palmtree
Slipping Through My Fingers
Slipping Through My Fingers (ver. 2)
Slipping Through My Fingers (ver. 3)
Slipping Through My Fingers (ver. 4)
Soldiers
Soldiers (ver. 2)
Sólo Hay Un Ganador
So Long
So Long (ver. 2)
Sos
Sos (ver. 2)
Sos (ver. 3)
Sos (ver. 4)
Sos (ver. 5)
Sos (ver. 6)
Summer Night City
Summer Night City (ver. 2)
Super Trouper
Super Trouper (ver. 2)
Super Trouper (ver. 3)
Suzy-Hang-Around
Take A Chance On Me
Take A Chance On Me (ver. 2)
Take A Chance On Me (ver. 3)
Thank You For The Music
Thank You For The Music (ver. 2)
Thank You For The Music (ver. 3)
Thank You For The Music (ver. 4)
Thats Me
Thats Me (ver. 2)
The Day Before You Came
The Day Before You Came (ver. 2)
The King Has Lost His Crown
The King Has Lost His Crown (ver. 2)
The King Has Lost His Crown (ver. 3)
The Name Of The Game
The Name Of The Game (ver. 2)
The Name Of The Game (ver. 3)
The Piper
The Visitors
The Visitors (ver. 2)
The Visitors (ver. 3)
The Way Old Friends Do
The Winner Takes It All
The Winner Takes It All (ver. 2)
The Winner Takes It All (ver. 3)
The Winner Takes It All (ver. 4)
The Winner Takes It All (ver. 5)
The Winner Takes It All (ver. 6)
Tiger
Tropical Loveland
Two For The Price Of One
Under Attack
Voulez-Vous
Waterloo
Waterloo (ver. 2)
Waterloo (ver. 3)
Waterloo (ver. 4)
Waterloo (ver. 5)
What About Livingstone
What About Livingstone (ver. 2)
When All Is Said And Done
When All Is Said And Done (ver. 2)
When All Is Said And Done (ver. 3)
When All Is Said And Done (ver. 4)
When I Kissed The Teacher
When I Kissed The Teacher (ver. 2)
Why Did It Have To Be Me
Ya Nunca Más