Top Ten Best ABBA Songs

The Top Ten

1 The 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

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!

Second song off of the album Super Trouper, about a breakup that had a part in the eventual split of ABBA. This is an excellent song, and definitely one of ABBA's best. The lyrics are meaningful and the emotion is true.

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2 Dancing 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

The Queen song Of ABBA

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!

My all time favorite song, hands down.

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3 Knowing 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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4 Take a Chance on Me

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

I love almost every abba song

Great song should be number 1

My favorite Abba song

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5 S.O.S.

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

For me this is the best song by ABBA

It's my favorite song, love it

Best song because John Lennon said it

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6 Voulez-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

Good energy in this song

Voulez - Vous... AHA

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7 Waterloo

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

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8 Does 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

️❤️❤️Has been my favourite Abba song for my whole life and at the age of 8 would put on singing and dancing performances to it❤️❤️❤️#goodmemories

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9 Mamma 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

This song is amazing! Suprised this song isn't in the top 3

They don't make songs like this anymore

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10 Fernando

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!

It is really the best ABBA song. There is really beautiful Frida's vocal. The sound of music and lyrics are so much wonderful. This song is work of art!

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The Contenders

11 Chiquitita

"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...!

This one should be in the top 5. The incredible technical blend of the background vocals in terms of rhythm and melody is in my opinion unmatched compared to today's music.

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12 Gimme! 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

Amazing song, best song everyday of the week!

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13 The 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

A real masterpiece, nothing to add here

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14 Super Trouper

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.

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

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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15 Lay All Your Love on Me

Awesome song! I LOVE it!

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

First 10 seconds alone are better than any beatles song ever recorded

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16 Money, 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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17 Eagle

ABBA is one of the greatest pop groups that ever was and I love the song " Eagle " but to call this song psychedelic is ridiculous. This is not a song written on LSD or another hallucinogenic drug. It's a beautiful pop song with " normal " lyrics. Fly away doesn't mean to get high and was certainly not intended to listen when you're high on drugs.

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

The Best Abba song for me.

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

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18 I 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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19 I 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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20 One of Us

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

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

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

This song is too good not to be in the top 5

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1. The Winner Takes It All
2. One of Us
3. When All is Said and Done
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1. Knowing Me, Knowing You
2. Chiquitita
3. The Name of the Game
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