Showing posts with label Abba. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Abba. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

1975 - "SOS" - ABBA

Sometimes the most popular songs are also the best ones. "SOS" by ABBA is pure, unadulterated ear candy.

A twirling synth replaces the mournful piano in the verses before getting swept aside by an euphoric runaway chorus. A big, fat chorus highlighted by uplifting harmonies and shimmering acoustic guitar.

"SOS" is also one of the most dramatic examples of the 'sad verse, happy chorus' formula perfected by alternative artists in the 1980s. Musically, it's a pop masterpiece.

Other favourites from 1975: 

"Lyin' Eyes" – Eagles
Another song that Dad loved with crazy good harmonies.

"Rhinestone Cowboy" – Glen Campbell
One of the few country tunes I ever liked.

"Jive Talkin" – Bee Gees
A smoking bass line that gave birth to disco