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Swedish supergroup ABBA, in Spanish.

Let me make one thing perfectly clear. In the next life, I wish to be reborn as Benny Andersson (he's the second from the left in this photo). It's not because I long for the riches and fame that go with being an international pop star, or even so I could get to pose for pictures wearing silly purple jumpsuits, although those are both nice fringe benefits. No, it's so I could, if even for a short time, be married to my idol, Frida.

Ah, Frida. While the other boys were fixated on cutesy blonde Agnetha, it was you, the sultry dark-haired member of ABBA, who became the object of my teenage fantasies. Your smile, so beautiful and sincere. Your eyes, so delicate and inviting. And oh, your voice, exotic and sexy, like a thousand golden angels on reverb pumping through my cheap Panasonic speakers at maximum volume. I'd give every record I own just to spend a moment near you. True, you eventually became a freak with big hair and painted-on eyebrows, but I loved you just the same.

Anyway, here's a record of ABBA songs recorded in Spanish, which is a pretty clever trick when you consider that the members of the group regularly recorded in four languages besides their native Swedish. Talk about bending over backwards to cater to us lazy Americans.

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Mamma Mia (MP3) You can really here Frida's voice coming through on this version of Mamma Mia.
Reina Danzante (MP3) Yep, it's their #1 hit, Dancing Queen, in Spanish.

Your Comments:

BigBadAss says:
Yes! I finally found this gem at a local thrift shop and for a buck no less.

SWEET! (06-08-2001)

Theo Trickbeat ( says:
Excuse me for mentioning it, but I do have one copy of the spanish ABBA disk for sale. 25,-DM plus postage. Theo TRickbeat (07-05-2000)

Fredd ( says:
Itīs available again!! Collectors, attack!! (03-27-2000)

Erik Scissorkicks ( says:
My girlfriend's a big ABBA fan and will probably love the clips, but your comment on the band members not speaking any girlfriend "made me" watch several ABBA documentaries, and apart from the blonde, they all speak English quite fluently...but anyway, love your site !!! (01-09-2000)

Dave says:
Oh wow!! I have this album! My wife thinks I'm crazy for listening to it. I like it probably better than any of their English recordings...Especially the song Chiquitita. (01-04-2000)

Jan Gerlo ( says:
I love this page! However, I think a lot of you are missing the point. This album (music, album art, concept) is so terrible it's hilarious! This is not ment to be a tribute to the greatness of ABBA, but the utter stupidity of this album! Jeez people! Long Live Vinyl! (10-28-1999)

Vynyl Junkie ( says:
ABBA...Se habla Espanol!!!!!!!!!!!!! The first record I ever bought with my own money was "Dancing Queen" back in '77. The most beautiful woman I've ever known was a Swede named Anna I met during a trip to Europe in '89. We went dancing, the DJ played "Dancing Queen" and I realized I was truly living the song while I looked into her beautiful blue eyes. Now it's '99 & I'm jamming to la vida ABBA musica in digital stereo on my brand-new PC. Hot damn! (09-28-1999)

Jo-Anne says:
O my God! I have this album. I got it when I was around 11 or 12 years old. It is one of my faves and I am very proud. Thanks for recognising the superiority of ABBA and of course, AniFrid. (08-11-1999)

may says:
this is fuckin great!!!!!!! (07-04-1999)

D.W.Vancouver says:
hey're not the only one....although I didn't buy it. It was being discarded by a music library. One disappointment on it though....The version of Dancing Queen is not produced the same way as the superior English's either a different mix.or a completely different instrumental backing... (06-05-1999)

Joe Storey ( says:
I thought I was the only person in the world (bar the odd gullible Spaniard or two) who owned a copy of this. Breaks the ice at parties ... (03-18-1999)

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