I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do

April 1975

I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do is a song by Swedish pop group ABBA. He was co-written by Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Stig Anderson and composed. The song is sung by Agnetha Fältskog together and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. In April 1975, it was released with the Rock Me B-side as a single, which sold about 2.5 million copies.


The song was inspired by schlager -like music that had accompanied Andersson on his way through the 1960s. The saxophone track was intended as a tribute to the U.S. singer Billy Vaughn. The song was one of the last, which was recorded in the sessions for the album ABBA. In their tour of Sweden in the summer of 1975 were two pieces that were originally included in the program, deleted to sing instead SOS and I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do. This led to the following criticism:

" ... ABBA are the main attractions chefs in the computer age. Their songs consist of simple harmonies and incessant repetitions., I love you ' sing ABBA and show it to the audience. But that's dishonest. ABBA do not love us but only the 20 crowns, which they take us out of the bag when us the "ABBA Mania " has collected and we want to escape for an hour of reality "

Success and Failure

I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do was an attempt by the group to finally break free in the UK from its image as a one- hit wonder. The attempt failed, however, and the single only reached number 38 In addition, the British magazine Melody Maker wrote that the song was " so bad that it hurts ." In the U.S., however, the single reached number 15, which was the most successful placement in the U.S. charts to Waterloo. Particularly popular was the single in Australia, where she was able to prove # 1 for three weeks. This success is due to the fact that a late April twisted music video in the Australian TV show Countdown was shown and the demand for the single was now very large.