51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 1: ABBA – Happy New Year

Welcome to the first of several brand new features here on Hugh’s Views & News.

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Over the next 51 weeks, I’ll be showcasing 51 songs from the past. Who better to start the music ball rolling, with a song very apt for the time of year, than one of the best-selling groups of all time, ABBA.

‘Happy New Year’ is a song taken from the 1980 album, Super Trouper. However, it wasn’t until 1999 that it was first released as a single in several European countries. Since then it has been rereleased several times with its highest chart position being in 2008 at number 4 in Sweden. The song has never been released as a single in the UK, which is one of the reasons I’ve chosen to showcase it.

Want to join Hugh in building up your 51 favourite songs from the past? Leave a link in the comments section below and showcase your first song.

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