Top Ten Best ABBA Songs

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1The Winner Takes it All

Great song with amazing lyrics hypnotic voice and some heart touching music... One of the best songs in the history of music... I love you abba... Thanks for giving us such a Jewl

My favourite Abba song. This song is a stunning piece of work and is such a heartbreaker. How could Agnetha sing so emotionally about her own divorce!? Back then, music was music. Unlike today when music is senseless with no feeling. The lyrics paints a couple drifting apart. Bjorn (ex-husband) did such a good job writing the most painful lyrics but is Agnetha, the star who sings this song beyond amazing! - ivylee

Such a sad and painful song! It's so sweet and angelic! Sadly, it's a song about Bjorn and Agnetha's divorce. I could feel the strong emotion that Agnetha felt and how hard it was for her to sing about her own breakup. Obviously, she is devastated but she even recalled that this was her favourite Abba song because it had amazing lyrics. I totally agree with her! I love this song!

Surely the Best ABBA Song. And, if you love them and her, as I Do, then it is The Song.

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2Dancing Queen

Did you know, that this song has been Frida Lyngstad's favourite song until from that moment when she heard it? And do you know what? Me too !! :DD - ilovefrida

I personally adore every single ABBA song, but I think if I had to pick just one I would choose Dancing Queen. I just feel like this song is a classic and it puts everyone in such a great mood. It is such a cheerful and upbeat song!

Such a cheerful and upbeat song, and this is definitely one of ABBA's trademark song. Every time I talk to my friends about ABBA, they always remember this song.

My favourite song - tommaso02

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3Knowing Me, Knowing You

Knowing me knowing you is not just the best Abba song, IT IS THE BEST SONG OF ALL TIME. You cannot hate this song because it's just a Wonderful master piece that will never die. Saddly, it is not the most popular of their song but it is way better than The winner takes it all and Dancing Queen. Frida's voice is totally awesome and beautiful and the chorus is magnificient. It's the best breakup song ever created. Benny and Bjorn are just genius and the 2 girls are the best singers of all time. Abba Forever

This song is a classic. Spectacular, powerful, and breathtaking, with a heart-stopping pause, just before the chorus is belted out against pulsating background guitars. The vocals of all 4 members, blended to perfection, while Frida's deep mezzo declarations resign us to the fact it's all over.

ABBA has a catalog full of contenders, but this one - like SOS and The Name of the Game - captures the essence of what the group did best: They used a power chorus of rich harmonies drenched with melancholy to counter the lonely and somber solo verse.

A sad breakup song. The girls voices together sound so good! - ivylee

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4Take a Chance On Me

My favorite Abba song, the harmonizing in my opinion is the best out of all their hits.

So catchy! A lovely beat and so fun to listen! - ivylee

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5Mamma Mia

Though the low rankings of Waterloo (#7) and Take a Chance On Me (#4) also bother me, Mamma Mia should at least be in the top three, if not #1.

Mamma Mia is one of their best songs! I think it should be higher on the list. - ivylee

I like The Winner Takes It All, but this should be so much higher on the list.

They don't make songs like this anymore

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6S.O.S.

First ABBA song, fell in love with them from then on

For me this is the best song by ABBA

One of my favourites from Abba! Agnetha's voice was beyond incredible and others are great as well!

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7Waterloo

This not in the top ten? It's a crime!

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8Chiquitita

"The music is so melodious. And so hopeful. I can almost see myself running across a meadow, with my arms stretched out, singing Chiquitita! "

I think this is the original classic. wonderful song. Remind me about my father because he always song to me

Oh.. God this song can make you cry laughing so badly you can't imagine..I personally feel this song cannot be compared to others...!

Maybe not as known as the winner takes it all, or one of us, but in the top 3 for me

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9Does Your Mother Know

I remember hearing this upbeat song as a kid and love it just as much now! My favorite ABBA song!

THIS SONG SHOULD BE FIRST. It is the only ABBA song that demonstrates talent and that is because bjorn is the best band member. He is the only one that knows how to song a good song. I am very dissapointed that this song is eleventh:'(

Another great and energetic song! It's great to dance to! - ivylee

Two words: Johnny English

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10Fernando

Yup. I am loving how this song is so close to the top. It is such a classic and such a nice easy listen. This is what makes everyone love ABBA.

His is just amazing and I can't get it out of my head I can't believe this is a top 6 I am in shock I really really really think it deserves to be at least a top5 or 4 please take my opinion into consideration I am begging!

My head is full of good memories and thoughts every time I'm listening to this song. Doubtless, a gold hit!

A beautiful ballad. I'm listening to it since I was very little. - ivylee

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11Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)

This is the best one. Don't listen to anyone else

14? This better get higher sometime! This song is awesome, just makes you feel good every time you hear it

Love this song. I know all the ABBA songs on the first page but this has to be one of the best

Top 5 ABBA material at the least

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12Voulez-Vous

An awesome song! It has a catchy tune, and my brother who hates ABBA LOVES this song! That's pretty good for him because he's not a fan of ABBA.

Cathy and upbeat tune! Should be higher on the list! - ivylee

Still one of the best that moves me even till now

Good energy in this song

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13Super Trouper

This song just is amazing, quite possibly the most touching song ever! SUPER TROOPER BEAMS ARE GONNA BLIND ME!

The problem with songs like super trouper is that they could easily be best songs for other groups, but it can't compete with ABBA's masterpieces.

I remember really liking it when I was younger. I can still hear some parts of it in my head. - AnonymousChick

I love this song! It's the one by ABBA I play the most and never get tired of.

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14The Name of the Game

I've heard this song a hundred times, but it's 2016 and today it came thru on Spotify, and I was in just the right place to hear it as though it were the first time... it hooked me in and knocked me out. I played it several times in a row, trying to get all that's going on in here. I don't know technical music, but the word "counterpoint" has got to describe some of this. It's like it's structured several layers thick, all playing off each other vertically, but also totally different melodies colliding sideways... it's a funhouse ride! Reminds me of the harmonic depth of the Beach Boys, coupled with the Beatles' tendency to abruptly shift songs 90 degrees but make it sound absolutely logical and just plain fascinating. I'm sure that "Dancing Queen" and "Knowing Me, Knowing You" will remain my definitive ABBA songs, but "The Name of the Game" is going into my playlist of "Sonic Masterworks".

This song is obviously one of their best songs. The name of the game is so original and the voice of Anni-Frid and Agnetha are perfectly mixing together. The solo part of Agnetha is also fantastic. definitely one of their best's along with Knowing me knowing you, Chiquitita and Fernando.

This is so much better than 14. Technically complex and beautiful arrangements led by killer bass riff pinched by fugees and frida and agnetha just stunning vocals and harmonies. Abba best pop band ever but serious craft, skill and musicianship and awesome vocal talent makes songs like this such enduring masterpieces

Powerful and heartwarming, the altos in the chorus are some of the richest layered vocals you can hear even today - definitely the best ABBA song!

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15Lay All Your Love On Me

I really like this song but it's quite underrated from the others. Still, a very good song! - ivylee

I find it such a good song it's clearly my favorite

So tuneful, although always gets you dancing, A true song... : D

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16Money, Money, Money

Money, money must be funny in the rich man's world. What a rhyme I must say, good job ABBA!

"Money, money must be funny in the rich man's world" what a rhyme I must say, good job ABBA!

The voice is so different and captivating... Surely deserves top 5...

I'll never forget this song

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17Eagle

Super psychedelic! So beautiful, it makes you feel as if you are actually out there in the wilderness, soaring above the pine trees!

One of ABBA's best songs. Sophisticated and mature yet accesible. It's a pity it never got wider recognition.

Really dramatic and psychedelic song with great solos from Bjorn Ulaveus! My favourite from ABBA: The Album. - IronSabbathPriest

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18I Have a Dream

Very good song and melody. The lyrics is tremendous optimistic and full of life.

I just love it! Cheer me up and make me work harder and don't forget my dreams :D

I love this beautiful, peaceful and pure song. - Goku02

Love the song...so timeless in its

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19One of Us

This song is achingly beautiful. Once again, Agnetha does a wonderful job of playing the broken hearted with her beautiful, plaintive voice.

This song deserves I'm top 5... One of us is amazing... One of the best song ever...

My favorite song from ABBA, I love the sadness on Agnetha's voice.

A sad and beautiful song. I think this was their last hit. Maybe? - ivylee

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20I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do

This song was not that popular but it is the song that make them famous after Waterloo. This song just make you happy

The song is "not that popular" but "make them famous"? How does that work? - Billyv

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1. The Winner Takes it All
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