From what I've heard, this sounds like a strong, catchy song. However, of the 8 songs we've yet to hear off the album, it is a bit of a shame that they think the best song to preview is an old one which they never thought quite deserved a release in the past, whatever the reason. As other have pointed out, though, it's a minor quibble. The fact that we are just over two weeks away from a brand new Abba album is amazing!
I liked the song Just a notion the moment I first heard it in 1994 under the name ABBA Undeleted. I know that according to Magnus, this song should have been released on the Voules vous 2001 CD. This song fascinated me just the transitions to high tones. Unfortunately, I think that the remake as I heard the sample is below, which takes the overall atmosphere of the song. I'm other songs I'd like to hear, at least in the new version. Just Like That, Crying Over You and above all a very high quality song I Know Him So Well. It is difficult to understand that this composition was not re-sung by Agnetha and Frida
Just Like That, Crying Over You and above all a very high quality song I Know Him So Well.
Cryin' Over You? Really? I have other favourites. Just Like That is obvious but besides that one I really love Rubber Ball Man (or Under My Sun) and also Hamlet. I do understand why the latter did not progress beyond the demo, it was really not a pop song, but I think they could proudly release it today. The vocals are pure heaven.
Me: Alexa, play "Just A Notion" by ABBA Alexa: Sorry, I can't find "Just An Ocean" by ABBA Me: Alexa, play Just. A... NO- Alexa: Sorry, I don't know that one Me: ALEXA!!! Plaaaaaay JUST... A..... NOTION by ABBA Alexa (finally): "Just A Notion by ABBA from Spotify" - as if the preceding argybargy hadn't occurred at all! And I'm pretty sure she had a tone with me too, like "wind yer neck in, biatch." Bloody robots.
Checked the airplay chart yesterday and was v surprised to see Just a Notion at 11. ukairplaychart.com/uk/rolling_week/ I think that's a good bit higher than Don't Shut Me Down reached. Radio 2 A-list alone can only just get a song into the top 20, so there must be quite a few other stations playing it, too. Looks like their decision to release it as a single has been vindicated after all!