Knowing me, Knowing you ABBA
Song Title: Knowing me, Knowing you
Date of release: 14 February 1977
Description: ” Knowing Me, Knowing You ” is by ABBA, the Swedish pop group. The song was written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson.
Stig Anderson is often known as the fifth member of ABBA and co-wrote some of the group’s most successful hits including the 1974 Eurovision song contest winning entry ” Waterloo “.
The song was produced by ABBA members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus with recording for the single made in Sweden’s capital city Stockholm at the Metronome studio now owned by Janne and Katarina Hansson.
Anni-Frid Lyngstad took the lead on ” Knowing Me, Knowing You ” which was recorded in 1976 and released as a single in 1977. The song was given different working titles during recording sessions by the group which included ” Ring It In ” and ” Number 1, Number 1. ”
As the strain of working together and being married the cracks started to appear between members. The lyrical content of the song was to one of the first that dealt with the breakdown of a relationship.
” Knowing Me, Knowing You ” was released two years before Björn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog’s marriage ended in 1979, and that of Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad’s ended in divorce in 1981.
The song was to become one of ABBA’s most successful releases, in the United States the song reached number fourteen on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and spent a total of fifteen weeks on the chart.
Outside of the United States, ” Knowing Me, Knowing You ” reached Number One on the GfK Entertainment Chart in Germany making it their sixth consecutive chart-topper there.
Along with Germany the song also reached the top slot in Ireland, South Africa and Mexico. In the United Kingdom ” Knowing Me, Knowing You ” went straight in at Number One and spent five weeks at the top. The song spent nine weeks in the top ten and a total of thirteen weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 14
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australian Singles Chart 9, Austrian Singles Chart 2, Belgian Singles Chart 2, Canadian Singles Chart 2, Dutch Singles Chart 3, Eurochart Hot 100 Singles 1, Finnish Singles Chart 16, French Singles Chart 9, German Singles Chart 1, Irish Singles Chart 1, Mexican Singles Chart 1, New Zealand Singles Chart 8, Norwegian Singles Chart 6, South African Singles Chart 1, Spanish Singles Chart 17, Swiss Singles Chart 3
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