|"I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" |
Released April 1975
(1976 in the US)
Format 7" single
"I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" was a hit single for Swedish pop group ABBA, and was their next major worldwide hit after Waterloo.
It was the second single to be released from their ABBA album, and one of the last songs to be recorded for the album.
The song was written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and their manager Stig Anderson, and was released in April 1975 with "Rock Me" as the B-side.
The song was recorded on 21 February 1975 at Glen Studio, and was inspired by the European "schlager" music of the 1950's, and also by the saxophone sound of American 1950's orchestra leader Billy Vaughn.
This song was a sizeable hit in a number of countries. "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" was the song that sparked "ABBA-mania" in Australia, becoming ABBA's first chart-topper there. With "Mamma Mia" and "SOS" to follow, this gave the group a run of 14 consecutive weeks at the top of the Australian charts.
Australian Singles Chart 1