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Waterloo (ABBA song)

Waterloo (ABBA song)
Single information
NameWaterloo (Swedish version)
ArtistABBA
AlbumWaterloo
B-side"Honey, Honey" (Swedish version)
Released4 March 1974
Format7" single
Recorded17 December 1973, Metronome Studios, Stockholm
GenreEuropop, pop, glam rock
Length2:42
LabelPolar Music
SongwriterBenny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus
ProducerBenny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Previous single"Another Town, Another Train"
(1973)
Next single"Waterloo"
(1974)

Waterloo (ABBA song)

Single information
NameWaterloo (English version)
ArtistABBA
AlbumWaterloo
B-side"Watch Out"
Released12 March 1974
Format7" single
Recorded17 December 1973 at Metronome Studio, Stockholm
GenrePop, Europop
Length2:42
LabelPolar Music
Previous single"Waterloo (Swedish version)"
(1974)
Next single"Honey, Honey"
(1974)  

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"Waterloo", (originally called "Honey Pie"), was the first single from Swedish pop group ABBA's second album Waterloo, and their first for Epic and Atlantic. This was also the first single to be credited as "ABBA".

The song won ABBA the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest on 6 April and began their path to worldwide fame. The Swedish version single was coupled with "Honey, Honey" (Swedish version), while the English version featured "Watch Out" as the B-side.

The single became their first #1 hit in several countries, reached the U.S. top 10 and went on to sell nearly six million copies making it one of the best-selling singles of all times.

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Preceded by
"Devil Gate Drive" by Suzi Quatro
Norwegian VG-lista Singles Chart number-one single
8 April 1974 - 27 May 1974
Succeeded by
"Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks
Preceded by
"Tchip Tchip" by Cash & Carry
Swiss Singles Chart number-one single
24 April 1974 - 19 June 1974
Preceded by
"Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks
Irish Singles Chart number-one single
30 April 1974
Succeeded by
"Any Dream Will Do" by Joe Cuddy
Preceded by
"The Most Beautiful Girl" by Charlie Rich
Belgian Flemish VRT Top 30 number-one single
27 April 1974 - 25 May 1974
Succeeded by
"Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks
Preceded by
"Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks
UK Singles Chart number-one single
4 May 1974 - 17 May 1974
Succeeded by
"Sugar Baby Love" by The Rubettes
Preceded by
"Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks
German Singles Chart number-one single (first run)
7 June 1974
Succeeded by
"Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks
German Singles Chart number-one single (second run)
21 June 1974 - 7 July 1974
Succeeded by
"Sugar Baby Love" by The Rubettes
Awards
Preceded by
"Sommaren som aldrig säger nej" by Malta
Melodifestivalen winners
1974
Succeeded by
"Jennie, Jennie" by Lasse Berghagen
Preceded by
"Tu te reconnaîtras" by Anne-Marie David
Eurovision Song Contest winners
1974
Succeeded by
"Ding Ding-A-Dong" by Teach-In

English Version :
Region Date Title Label Format Catalog
Sweden 4 March 1974 "Waterloo" (Swedish) / "Honey, Honey" (Swedish) Polar Single POS 1186
Sweden 4 March 1974 "Waterloo" (English) / "Watch Out" Polar Single POS 1187
UK 1974 "Waterloo" / "Watch Out" Epic Single EPC 2240
USA 1974 "Waterloo" / "Watch Out" Atlantic Single 45-3035
West Germany 1974 "Waterloo" (German) / "Watch Out" Polydor Single 2040 116
France 1974 "Waterloo" (French) / "Gonna Sing You My Lovesong" Vogue Single 45. X. 3104

English Version :
Chart (1974) Position
Australian Singles Chart 4
Austrian Singles Chart 2
Belgian Singles Chart 1
British Singles Chart 1
Canadian Singles Chart 7
Dutch Singles Chart 2
Finnish Singles Chart 1
French Singles Chart 3
German Singles Chart 1
Netherlands 1
Irish Singles Chart 1
Italian Singles Chart 14
New Zealand Singles Chart 3
Norwegian Singles Chart 1
Rhodesian Singles Chart 2
South African Singles Chart 1
Spanish Singles Chart 3
Swedish Singles Chart 2 (Swedish)
3 (English)
Swiss Singles Chart 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 6

ABBA

Studio albumsRing Ring * Waterloo * ABBA * Arrival * The Album * Voulez-Vous * Super Trouper * The Visitors
CompilationsGreatest Hits * Greatest Hits Vol. 2 * Gracias Por La Música * The Singles: The First Ten Years * ABBA Live * ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits * More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits * ABBA Oro: Grandes Éxitos * Thank You for the Music * The Definitive Collection * 18 Hits * The Complete Studio Recordings * Number Ones * The Albums
Singles"People Need Love" * "He Is Your Brother" * "Ring Ring" * "Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)" * "Waterloo" * "Honey, Honey" * "Hasta Mañana" * "So Long" * "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" * "SOS" * "Mamma Mia" * "Fernando" * "Dancing Queen" * "Money, Money, Money" * "Knowing Me, Knowing You" * "The Name of the Game" * "Take a Chance on Me" * "Eagle" * "Summer Night City" * "Chiquitita" * "Does Your Mother Know" * "Voulez-Vous" * "Angeleyes" * "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" * "I Have a Dream" * "The Winner Takes It All" * "On and On and On" * "Super Trouper" * "Lay All Your Love on Me" * "One of Us" * "When All is Said and Done" * "Head Over Heels" * "The Visitors" * "The Day Before You Came" * "Under Attack" * "Thank You for the Music"
Other songs"She's My Kind of Girl" * "En Karusell" * "Another Town, Another Train" * "Nina, Pretty Ballerina" * "Rock'n Roll Band" * "King Kong Song" * "Bang-A-Boomerang" * "Rock Me" * "I've Been Waiting for You" * "My Love, My Life" * "That's Me" * "Arrival" * "As Good as New" * "Happy New Year" * "Our Last Summer" * "Slipping Through My Fingers" * "Like An Angel Passing Through My Room" * "Put On Your White Sombrero"
Related articlesDiscography * Songs * Unreleased songs * Dick Cavett Meets ABBA * Eurovision Song Contest 1974 * Mamma Mia! * Mamma Mia! (film) * ABBA: The Movie * Congratulations * Music of Sweden * Stig Anderson * "Thank ABBA for the Music" * Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack * A*Teens

Eurovision Song Contest winning songs

1950s"Refrain" * "Net als toen" * "Dors, mon amour" * "Een beetje"
1960s"Tom Pillibi" * "Nous les amoureux" * "Un premier amour" * "Dansevise" * "Non ho l'età" * "Poupée de cire, poupée de son" * "Merci, Chérie" * "Puppet on a String" * "La, la, la" * "Boom Bang-a-Bang" * "Un jour, un enfant" * "De troubadour" * "Vivo cantando"
1970s"All Kinds of Everything" * "Un banc, un arbre, une rue" * "Après toi" * "Tu te reconnaîtras" * "Waterloo" * "Ding-A-Dong" * "Save Your Kisses for Me" * "L'oiseau et l'enfant" * "A-Ba-Ni-Bi" * "Hallelujah"
1980s"What's Another Year" * "Making Your Mind Up" * "Ein bißchen Frieden" * "Si la vie est cadeau" * "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" * "La det swinge" * "J'aime la vie" * "Hold Me Now" * "Ne partez pas sans moi" * "Rock Me"
1990s"Insieme: 1992" * "Fångad av en stormvind" * "Why Me?" * "In Your Eyes" * "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" * "Nocturne" * "The Voice" * "Love Shine a Light" * "Diva" * "Take Me to Your Heaven"
2000s"Fly on the Wings of Love" * "Everybody" * "I Wanna" * "Everyway That I Can" * "Wild Dances" * "My Number One" * "Hard Rock Hallelujah" * "Molitva" * "Believe" * "Fairytale"
2010s"Satellite"



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