Top ten songs by ABBA


Ruthie Light, Reporter

The band, ABBA, has impacted my life, and many other people’s lives, very greatly with their music. ABBA is a band that is primarily from the 1970s and 1980s. I grew up listening to the sound of their voices, and they have been one of my favorite bands for as long as I can remember. With that being said, I feel very entitled to rank my favorite songs of theirs. I want to mention that I do not dislike any of the songs below, and it was very difficult to decide where they all fit together.

  1. “Chiquitita”

“Chiquitita” is a great song to cheer you up when you are feeling upset or sad, and the vocals by ABBA are amazing, as always. However, it is sitting at ten because, overall, it is a little bit boring compared to the other nine songs.

  1. “Mamma Mia”

Don’t get me wrong, “Mamma Mia” is a fantastic song that definitely deserves the hype it receives, but it is much like “Chiquitita” in the sense that it, overall, does not compare to the other songs in terms of greatness.

  1. “Our Last Summer”

The song-writing of “Our Last Summer” is absolutely immaculate. ABBA does a great job creating a story within their music, but this particular song is a perfect representation of amazing storytelling. “Our Last Summer” also creates a nostalgic, warm vibe that the summertime usually brings.

  1. “Slipping Through My Fingers”

“Slipping Through My Fingers” is much like the song “Our Last Summer”use of the nostalgic storytelling. The vocals that ABBA provides in this song help convey the heartbreaking idea of growing up and becoming distant with someone you love.¬†

  1. “Voulez-Vous”

“Voulez-Vous” is a very spunky song that will make you want to get up and dance every time you listen to it.

  1. “Lay All Your Love On Me”

“Lay All Your Love On Me” is a very fun song and has even been made into a TikTok trend, influenced by the scene that it appears in the movie “Mamma Mia.”

  1. “The Winner Takes It All”

  The vocals in this song are so good that I feel like my ears are in heaven every time I listen to it. The singers in ABBA have an amazing vocal range, however, this particular song does a great job of showcasing that. The song is emotionally breathtaking, and I could listen to it over and over again.

  1. “Money, Money, Money”

Overall, this song deserves to be in the top three. This song has a great vibe, and the vocals are absolutely insane. This song makes me want to sail on a boat around the world and make tons of money. This song reminds me of empowerment and I, honestly, just love everything about it.

  1. “SOS”

“SOS” is and has always been one of my favorite ABBA songs. Again, the vocals are amazing and it does a great job painting a scene (much like “Our Last Summer”). The song is extremely catchy and makes me feel like I’m in a movie every time I listen to it. It brings a lot of emotion to the table, and I’m obsessed.

  1. “Dancing¬† Queen”

This, truly, would not be an ABBA ranking list if “Dancing Queen” was not number one. “Dancing Queen” is probably the catchiest song I’ve ever heard in my life, and I can’t stop myself from dancing and jiving every time it comes on. “Dancing Queen” is such a feel-good song, and it brings so much joy and happiness into my day whenever I listen to it. This song never fails to make me feel like I am the dancing queen.