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Observe New, Formal Lyric Online video For ABBA’s 1979 Smash ‘Chiquitita’

A new, formal lyric video for ABBA’s 1979 smash “Chiquitita” is now available. The clip has been launched on the Swedish superstars’ YouTube channel, accompanied by the social media handles #ABBA and #DuetWithABBA.

The movie works by using period of time footage of the group and adds the song’s lyrics, observed throughout the screen in bold funds letters. Unusually for ABBA, “Chiquitita” did not aspect an authentic personalized-manufactured movie, and the a single common to tens of millions of lovers is from a modern day Tv general performance. The new interpretation is confident to assist provide this considerably-cherished basic from the ABBA catalog to an additional new generation of admirers.

“Chiquitita” was produced on January 16, 1979 as a preview of the group’s sixth studio album Voulez-Vous, which followed in April. The song was penned and manufactured by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, with plaintive guide vocals by Agnetha Fältskog and the group’s unmistakeable harmonies. It achieved No.1 throughout lots of European international locations, and was qualified platinum in Japan and gold in the Netherlands and the United kingdom.

A 7 days before the launch of the track, ABBA performed “Chiquitita” at the Music for UNICEF Live performance: A Reward of Tune, which took position in the United Nations Standard Assembly in New York Town on January 9, 1979. ABBA donated 50 % the proceeds from the tune to UNICEF. Other performers at the live performance provided the Bee Gees, Andy Gibb, Olivia Newton-John, John Denver, Earth, Wind & Fireplace, Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson, Rod Stewart, and Donna Summer months.

Author Chris Charlesworth, reviewing the 2014 release Dwell At Wembley, captured at ABBA’s November 1979 shows in London, famous that Agnetha and Frida Lyngstad’s vocals had been “pitch-fantastic as at any time, just about operatic in fact. For all its schlager roots, ‘Chiquitita’ has a magnificent, uplifting melody and the excellent sound of Agnetha and Frida singing jointly, their vocals generous and prosperous, covers the Wembley Arena like a warm blanket.”

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