Obscure Björn and Benny song available digitally

Published August 10, 2018

As detailed in my book ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions (abbathecompleterecordingsessions.com), in July and August 1971 Björn and Benny were recording tracks for their ultimately unreleased second duo album. Agnetha and Frida joined them on backing vocals for some of the tracks. Out of the five songs recorded during those sessions, only two were ultimately released: 'Tänk om jorden vore ung' and 'Träskofolket', which made up the two sides of the next Björn & Benny single.

One of the tunes recorded that day had the working title 'O-Be-Doop', but later acquired proper lyrics. 'Ska du hänga me'', as the song was ultimately titled, was recorded by two CBS recording acts, both of which were dance bands. I have yet to locate the version by The Beatmakers (was it actually released?), but I managed to grab a copy of the album featuring the recording made by The Saints in 1975.

Just now, while I was searching for something else, I discovered that The Saints' version has been made available as a digital download. To the best of my knowledge, this album has never been available on CD, so this marks the first time this Andersson/Ulvaeus tune is available digitally.

You can listen to it on Spotify, or buy it on iTunes or Amazon (see links to the right).

The full story of those difficult second album sessions, and all other stories of ABBA's studio work up to the end of 1982, are detailed in ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions. Learn more and order your copy here: abbathecompleterecordingsessions.com

The title track of the Saints' 1975 album Ska du hänga me' album was a song written by Björn and Benny in 1971.