Fernando was originally released as a single in Sweden by Frida, where it topped the charts for 9 consecutive weeks and broke all records. Abba realised it had international potential and released their own single version in March 1976. It topped the charts in many countries, and stayed at no. 1 in Australia for 14 weeks, equalling Hey Jude by The Beatles. Abba" and "The Best Of Abba" were numbers 1 and 2 in the album charts. This one is for my 3 super Aussie friends Kym (klnnlk), Di (shandi1122) and Matt (freddiefrinkle).
ABBA's biggest hit singles worldwide are "Dancing Queen" and "Fernando", with Arrival being their biggest hit studio album. The compilation album Gold: Greatest Hits (1992) has become one of the most popular albums worldwide, with sales of over 30 million copies. ABBA were particularly successful in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, The Soviet Union, The Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, Zimbabwe, the UK, Canada, Argentina, Brazil and the United States.
One of ABBA's biggest hits, "Fernando" was conceived as a Frida solo track in Swedish, but it was soon realised the track had potential internationally and a version in English was recorded for ABBA. Since no other new ABBA track except "Dancing Queen" had been recorded at the time (and the only question was which one would be released as an A-side first), the B-side had to be sourced from past ABBA releases
Produced by Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Anderson. Originally released as an Anni-Frid Lyngstad solo song in 1975, ABBA re-released this song in 1976 and eventually turned this into one of the best-selling songs of all time. It was written by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson. Ulvaeus recalled writing the song in the book 1000 UK Hits
ABBA then recorded an English version the following year. The song does not appear on any studio album, only greatest hits collections. Bjorn Ulvaeus (from 1000 UK Hits by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh): "That lyric is so banal and I didn't like it. It was a love lyric, someone who loved Fernando, but I inherited the word 'Fernando' and I thought long and hard, what does Fernando tell me?
Fernando - Сингл от ABBA. Вышел 16 марта 1976г. В альбом вошло 4 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 14:52. ABBA Fernando (Live Germany '76) 2001 Remastered audio HD. Abba - Dancing Queen (Official Video). ABBA "FERNANDO" - Introduction by Frida (ABBA IN JAPAN - 1978) HQ. ABBA - Fernando (live 1977).
Features Song Lyrics for ABBA's Fernando album. ABBA - Fernando Album Lyrics. 1. Hey, Hey Helen Lyrics. 3. Tropical Loveland Lyrics. ABBA Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. All Music News . Popular ABBA Lyrics.
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|A2||Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)|
|B2||People Need Love|
|B5||I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do|
|POLS 266||ABBA||Greatest Hits (LP, Comp, Gat)||Polar||POLS 266||Sweden||1975|
|TP 18189||ABBA||Greatest Hits (8-Trk, Comp, Club, Whi)||Atlantic||TP 18189||US||1976|
|XYPL1-781||ABBA||Greatest Hits (LP, Comp)||RCA, RCA Victor||XYPL1-781||El Salvador||1975|
|4184||ABBA||Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Cass, Comp, Unofficial)||747||4184||Saudi Arabia||Unknown|
|B. VOC. 519 Bis||ABBA||Greatest Hits (Cass, Comp)||Melba, Vogue||B. VOC. 519 Bis||France||1976|
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Written-By – B. Andersson*, B. Ulvaeus*, S. Anderson*
|B||Hey Hey Helen
Written-By – B. Andersson - B. Ulvaeus*
- Producer – Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus*
|POS 1224||ABBA||Fernando (7", Single, Sol)||Polar||POS 1224||Sweden||1976|
|101.80482||ABBA||Fernando (7", Single, Promo, Unofficial)||RCA Victor||101.80482||Uruguay||1976|
|45-3346||ABBA||Fernando / Rock Me (7", Single, Styrene, Mon)||Atlantic||45-3346||US||1976|
|MO 1582||ABBA||Fernando (7", Single)||Carnaby||MO 1582||Spain||1976|
|XAPBO-717, no||ABBA||Fernando (7", Single, Sol)||RCA Victor, Padisco||XAPBO-717, no||Panama||1976|