Tuesday, October 28, 2014

QotD: "So when you're near me, darling can't you hear me S. O. S." in honor of Jönköping's favorite daughter, Agnetha Fältskog

IMG_20141027_225943So, Jönköping may be famous for its conference center, but an even bigger claim to fame is that it is the birthplace of 1/2 of the "AA" in ABBA! Yes, Agnetha Fältskog is a native!

I can't but help think that the SOS sticker on the phone here in the Stora Hotel is a subtle homage to Agnetha who sang lead on the song! I might also add that this is my favorite of the peppy ABBA songs ("Name of the Game" in the ballad category). Quirky fact: "S.O.S." is the only Australian #1 where both the title and the artist are palindromes.

Where are those happy days, they seem so hard to find
I tried to reach for you, but you have closed your mind
Whatever happened to our love?
I wish I understood
It used to be so nice, it used to be so good

So when you're near me, darling can't you hear me
S. O. S.
The love you gave me, nothing else can save me
S. O. S.
When you're gone
How can I even try to go on?
When you're gone
Though I try how can I carry on?
From Wikipedia:"Agnetha Fältskog (known as Anna in some countries) was born in Jönköping, Småland, Sweden on 5 April 1950. She was the first of two daughters of department store manager Knut Ingvar Fältskog (1922–1995) and his wife Birgit Margareta Johansson (1923–1994)."

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