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 Björn 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.