A refreshing and more intimate ABBA Happy New Year Song for professional DJs and listeners.
ABBA Happy New Year Song Music Video
It is a treat to hear a New Year’s song that is not about drinking and partying exclusively like ABBA Happy New Year Song. For me, the passing of the years has been a period of reflection. I have found it interesting that ABBA has made a career of writing songs that have more to them than meets the ear at first listen with positive, cheerful tones. In some ways, similar to how Elton John and Bernie Taupin blended often dark or reflective lyrics to melodies acceptable for popular airplay and sales.
ABBA has sold over 370 million records worldwide and still sells millions of records a year, which makes them one of the best-selling music artists of all time. ABBA was the first pop group to come from a non-English-speaking country that enjoyed consistent success in the charts of English-speaking countries, including the UK, Ireland, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The group also enjoyed significant success in Latin American markets, and recorded a collection of their hit songs in Spanish.
Every year at this time, Dan Fogelberg Same Old Lang Syne comes to mind. It is a sad song but touching and beautiful.
Dan Fogelberg was a writer, singer and multi-instrumentalist. He died December 16, 2007. This song was from his most commercially successful album The Innocent Age in 1981. The double-album with three other hits including “Leader Of The Band” was also regarded critically as one, if not his best work.
Dan Fogelberg Same Old Lang Syne Music Video
Dan Fogelberg Same Old Lang Syne has that bittersweet feel that suites the New Year’s feeling of reflecting back and looking forward simultaneously not sure what to make of both.
Dan Fogelberg Same Old Lang Syne references two lovers from long ago who run into each other at a supermarket. They deicide to have a drink together and it ends up to be a six-pack in her car. After the second toast, the conversation runs dry and they say their goodbyes.
After Fogelberg’s death, the women Dan Fogelberg Same Old Lang Syne was written about came forward and shared her story. She said there were a couple of inaccuracies in his lyrics but mostly true of their high school romance and break-up at departure for college. The liquor store they bought the six-pack is still in business today.