Day 154: Knowing me, knowing you, Abba
In the original Covid Island Discs that I published on Facebook, I ended the series at week 11 with the Abba song “thank you for the music” which summarises how I feel about this amazing gift God has given us. Abba was one of those groups that for many became associated with more teeny bopper culture but while their genre was more pop than rock, they really did produce some incredible tunes and this one certainly deserves to be included in my Covid Island Disc collection.
I guess the other disconcerting thing about this tune is that in real life Benny was married to Frida and Bjorn was married to Agnetha and both couples split up around the time they released this song, which ultimately brought Abba to an end. It is almost as though this song is the musical version of their final agreement to part ways.
My Video Summary
If you click on the Playlist Video for Week 22 (top right of this page) you will be taken to a single video which allows you to play each song in this week's list one after the other. Alternatively, if you watch my own video summary below of this week's songs at the end of the video two playlist links will appear. The one on the left hand side will take you to the video playlist for this week while the one on the right will take you to a single video playlist that allows you to play the complete Covid Island Discs collection for all the currently completed weeks so far — well over 200 songs and counting!