Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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Tagged: ABBA


First recorded (in Swedish) Anni-Frid Lyngstad (SWE #1 1975).
Other hit version by ABBA (US #13/MOR #1/CAN #1/UK #1/AUS #1/IRE #1/GER #1/MEX #1/SWE #3 1976).

From the wiki: From the wiki: “‘Fernando’ was not first released as an ABBA song but by band member Anni-Frid Lyngstad, solo, in 1975, featured on her #1 Swedish solo album Frida ensam. The song was composed by Benny Andersson and Bj√∂rn Ulvaeus and carried the working title of ‘Tango’. Preparations for recording began in August 1975. The writers made last-minute changes to the title before recording, with the suggestion of the name ‘Fernando’ given to the songwriters by their limousine driver, Peter Forbes.

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