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Title : First time listening to HAPPY NEW YEAR BY ABBA | REACTION
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My Cute and Adorable K.S.O.,
I don't believe Agnetha (singing lead) was pregnant at the time. Her first with Bjoern was a daughter born in 1973. A son would later show up in 1977. A year later, Agnetha and Bjoern would separate in 1978 and file for divorce in 1979. Their divorce became final in 1980. Bjoern and Benny are the authors and composer of the song that was released in 1980. The finality of the divorce could have had a bit of influence on the lyrics itself. I also sense a little bit of hope written in between the lines also. The last decade of the 70's wasn't just about disco, arena rock, high platform shoes, and Star Wars. it was about the increase of drug abuse, Watergate, Nixon resigning, the death of the 12 Israeli athletes during the Munich Olympics perpetrated by the terrorist group Hamas. There is hope that the next decade would be so much better. I'm putting this into my Christmas/New Year playlist.
Thank you for this reaction
and Merry Cristmas for you!
When you see the video and hear the song
Agnetha's voice is sublime, clear and beautiful, like an angel
and Frida in the second and third back vocals was fantastic
As always, excelent
Agnetha + Frida
Another song for this time:
"I have a dream"
with roles inverted
Frida as lead vocal and Agnetha as back vocal
you can check it:
GOD bless you and be careful
This is one of those, 'cold light of day', type songs. It's more fitting to listen to this at New Years as the Christmas festivities are pretty much over by then, and the 1st January tends to be rather sobering with the prospect that you have to go back to work/school in a couple of days time. The whole sentiment of this song kind of fits into the sense of melancholy that tends to happen when the party is at an end and you have to get back to some semblance of normality, once again. ABBA always do these types of song with a huge amount of optimism thrown into the mix. It's a sad song but it's always so damn cheerful! 🤣
I don't care.. Everytime I look at you I feel good..I don't particularly care what it is you are reaction to, though I am courios how you feel about certain things,you just have a blast about it all , and I love it. Here's hoping you have the merriest Christmas and a very good next year..
We in Sweden are the masters of melancholia. We always ends up in the top of happiness indexis but there is always this stroke of sadness. Read for instance Stieg Larssons books or listen to Roxette music. We are never satisfied. By the way, you are beatiful both on the inside and outside.
Merry christmas! That I wanted to say first of all...concerning this clip and song,its fantastic...I know I am a big ABBA fan but I really dont think I say too much when I claim that that this is the best new years eve song out there...happy song,happy video,abit of a sadness in it too,melancholy is perhaps a better word....but its beautiful,as all of ABBAs work...the ladies sounds like true angels and their voices perfectly melts togehter,its just a pure pleasure to hear it mixed with Björn and Bennys brilliant music..
I agree with Josh Fitzerald's comment. It's surprising how this song still resonates 40 years after it was released. As always, thank you for your insightful reactions, KSO! Happy holidays and let's hope in 2021 we will find a world "where every neighbor is a friend."
Well, they were just divorced. So any glow on her face must be caused by misery I think. They sing Happy New Year, but sadness & melancholy are all what this song is all about. 'Happy tunes disguised as melancholic songs'. That's what Abba did best. That's also why it's the best group there ever was in my opinion