I've never minded it; I don't think it's their worst by a long chalk. Its chug-along tempo and general air of glumness is quite endearing, and it's nice to see the spotlight falling on Benny and Bjorn as co-lead vocalists (I've always thought that Benny's voice has been underrated).
Post by thisboycries on Sept 13, 2016 16:55:46 GMT
Alan alerted me to its curious charm in the dying days of the A4E forum - I like it. It's got a throwaway, demo-esque feel that I'm very comfortable with, while simultaneously offering spot-on backing vocals on the 'this boy cries' bit. I like the air of a band exploring different avenues as they search for a way forward. I'd probably have side-stepped the use of the word 'honey', though.
I've always quite liked it. It's by no means one of their best, obviously, but I've never quite understood why it's so unpopular. Maybe some just jump on the bandwagon, but even accounting for those, there are so many that genuinely can't stand it. Until I joined an ABBA forum I would never have guessed that it might be the least-liked ABBA song.
As with many songs sung by the guys, it's the backing vocals that stand out. Sometimes less really is more - and I would argue that it's easier to appreciate Agnetha and Frida more when they're not centre-stage. As lead vocalists in other songs, I take them for granted.
It's OK, I don't hate OR love it. I can understand why someone would hate it and I can understand why someone might really like it. I don't think it's that terrible but I'm not bothered if I never heard it again (but I will, of course).
Alan makes a very good point about Agnetha and Frida's vocals. They really do shine as backing vocalists. It's an interesting point.