5 ABBA songs to get us through this period

Last night BBC viewers voted Waterloo the greatest Eurovision song of all time. Of course, I’m afraid there’s no contest.

Inspired by the nation’s appreciation for ABBA, and my conviction that there is an ABBA song for pretty much every occasion, I’ve compiled a list of five relevant ABBA songs that can get us through this period.

1. Our Last Summer

“Paris restaurants…morning croissants, living for the day, worries far away”.

2. If It Wasn’t For The Nights

“Even I could see a light if it wasn’t for the nights; somehow I’d be doing all right if it wasn’t for the nights”.

3. Dancing Queen

“You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life!”

4. I Have a Dream

“I have a dream, a fantasy / To help me through reality / And my destination makes it worth the while / Pushing through the darkness still another mile”.

5. Hasta Manana

“Where is the spring and the summer that once was yours and mine?

Where did it go? I just don’t know. But still my love for you will live forever.

Hasta Manana ’til we meet again

Don’t know where, don’t know when…

Hasta Manana, baby, Hasta Manana, until then”

Working in the not-for-profit sector on healthcare issues, and teaching religion and philosophy part time at City Lit.