Well, what a great time I’ve had adding up the votes for songs for a hypothetical Benny Andersson instrumental album!
Have no idea what I’m talking about? Missed the original concept? Here’s the post that started it.
I would like to say a huge, huge thank you to everyone who responded. I know many of you really dug deep and gave it some serious consideration.
There were over 125 different songs suggested!
One wasn’t even written by Benny! i.e. Gammal fäbodpsalm (1936, Oskar Lindberg) although that song was of course arranged and performed by Benny as an introduction to the 1979/1980 ABBA live concert appearances (so, you’re forgiven Rob!).
As I was totting up the votes, the song in the lead kept changing and some songs were popular later on that weren’t even in the running to start with…it was like the voting in the Eurovision Song Contest!
So, without further ado – drumroll please – here are the top 35 suggestions (the songs that secured 4 votes or more with the number of votes alongside), as voted for by you. Where songs recorded an equal amount of votes, they are listed alphabetically:
The Top 10 (35 into 10 does go!):
|1. The Day Before You Came||14|
|2. I Let The Music Speak||12|
|3= Just Like That||11|
|3= The Winner Takes It All||11|
|4= When The Waves Roll Out To Sea||10|
|5. When All Is Said And Done||9|
|6= Efter regnet||8|
|6= If It Wasn’t For The Nights||8|
|6= Like An Angel Passing Through My Room||8|
|7= Guldet blev till sand||7|
|7= I Know Him So Well||7|
|7= Move On||7|
|8= Thank You For The Music||6|
|8= Where The Whales Have Ceased To Sing||6|
|9= Dancing Queen||5|
|9= Intermezzo #1||5|
|9= My Love, My Life||5|
|9= Saknadens rum||5|
|9= Stockholm By Night||5|
|9= Story Of A Heart||5|
|10= Andante Andante||4|
|10= Du måste finnas||4|
|10= Klinga mina klockor||4|
|10= Min astrakan||4|
|10= One Man, One Woman||4|
|10= Should I Laugh Or Cry||4|
|10= Slipping Through My Fingers||4|
|10= Someone Else’s Story||4|
|10= The Name Of The Game||4|
|10= The Way Old Friends Do||4|
It’s great that we had a clear winner and that there were 35 songs with four votes or more and that they fitted conveniently into ten positions! You all are so good to me!!!
I find the results fascinating! What are your thoughts?