I take it that The Residents's 'Skratz' is by far too radical for this game? Anyway, whoever is reading this, has got time to guess... 'which ABBA song shares the same scale as The Residents' song', no worries. :-)
Anyway, here's a back-to-basic clue...
An ABBA song has a Beatles-like, George Harrison-like feel, like this, once again. But there's a hint: the ABBA song you're about to answer is NOT in 'The Visitors'.
...I hope you know which ABBA song bears a similarity to this Resident song.
Not really I can sing Mamma Mia to it, but it sounds like the weirdest ABBA cover ever
Incorrect - tis not Mamma Mia. To be fair, Meet The Residents was released in 1974 with barely any coverage, and the ABBA song (give up yet?) that sounds like the Residents, was post-Eurovision and post-1970s. Did you try to speed up the video to 1.5x or 2.0x, despite the fact that the Residents had a different kind of time signature?
My time on earth being finite, I'm reluctant to delve into further Name That ABBA Song conundrums until I first have at least some idea of what On and On and On could possibly share musically with The Residents, not to mention what either or both of them might share with Somewhere
Hint I: Shift that Carole King song to the key of A Hint II: It's something Frida would sing back in the old days, in this similar vein, but not in the exact Carole King composition, but the styling, and the theme (in such a very vague way in terms of lyrics; ABBA's and King's both share the same theme; "Are you feeling down? I will be there to cheer you up").
Whoops, I just struck another music that is more blatant and easily digestible but sounds rather much like an obscure ABBA track in terms of music production (wah wah guitar + clavinet, simplistic drum)...
The ABBA song is faster than this, but YouTube's 1.25x speed picks it up rather a bit too fast, thus.. it can be inferred that when you increase the Rufus song by 5–10% of the speed, it may clear the borders between Rufus and ABBA...
Did this Rufus song have an ABBA song in mind, for you readers?
Legend says that The Beach Boys was a big influence on ABBA in terms of music production, but since neither of the artists wrote it, it's safe to reveal what ABBA song I've been thinking of when I heard the Beach Boys's song... I was about to link the original version of 'Papa Oom Mow Mow', but the Beach Boys' vocals phrasing are a key factor of formulating the ABBA sound, I suppose... except that papa oom mow mow is Benny's synthesizer.
These two songs, or musical arrangements (not lyrics), if you will, because Phil Spector's arrangement spoiled the lyrical themes and the Beatles never wrote Please Mr. Postman; were a kind of influence that formulated the early ABBA sound; Do you hear a bit of these in ABBA's early albums? :-)
Unfortunately that could be the other way around... the Beatles's publishing company or whoever the dung beetles may represents could sue Frida or Anders Glenmark (responsible for that ersatz-Jeff Lynne sound, actually) for this, but that won't happen.
This song reminds me of Agnetha a little bit, just faster.. and much more loose than the tight saxophone, and rockier than that. Hint: the bassline in the saxophone solo in A minor! Anybody wanna take a shot at this about what Agnetha song I'm thinking of?