The final song ABBA recorded was released as a single – by then, mid-1982, not many cared, and “The Day Before You Came” struggled for chart attention. By 2010, when ITV ran a schedule-filling show called The Nation’s Favourite ABBA Song, only “Dancing Queen” and “The Winner Takes It All” rated higher. There is something about this long, strange, monotonous, chorus-free ABBA song which gets to people. Me too – when “The Day Before You Came” landed at #3 on that junk ITV chart I punched the air and yelled.
Wrapping up my One Week One Band stint with 900 words - fair warning - on “The Day Before You Came”.