1977: Knowing Me Knowing You By Abba

Composed by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus (Abba band members) and Stig Anderson, Abba band manager and co-writer of many Abba songs. Recorded by Abba for their fourth studio album, Arrival. The song was recorded in 1976 at the Metronome Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. It is about the break-up of a relationship. The video shows band members against various coloured backdrops, singing while facing each other, and then turning away as a new line is sung. At the end of the video, the band’s female members are seen walking away through thick snow. It was directed by Swedish director Lasse Hallström, who went on to direct most other Abba music videos. Knowing Me, Knowing You was featured in the 2008 film, Mamma Mia!, and its 2018 sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

Weekly Chart History (1977)Peak Position
Australia9
Austria2
Belgium2
Canada Adult Contemporary Chart6
Canada Top 100 Singles Chart5
Finland16
France9
Germany (West)1
Ireland1
Mexico1
Netherlands3
New Zealand8
Norway6
Rhodesia 11
South Africa1
Spain17
Switzerland3
United Kingdom1
USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart7
USA Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart14
USA Cash Box Top 100 Singles Chart11
Year-End Chart History (1977)Final Position
Australia88
Canada Top 100 Singles Chart 61
Switzerland9
USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart 37
USA Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart 97