Released June, 1975 (Sweden)
September 8, 1975 (US)
September 20, 1975 (UK)
Format 7" single
"S.O.S.", first called "Turn Me On", was the 3rd single from Swedish pop group ABBA's self-titled 1975 album, their 3rd for Polar Music and their 2nd for Epic and Atlantic.
It was released with "Man in the Middle" as the B-side.
Agnetha Fältskog, who sang lead, recorded the song in Swedish on her 1975 solo album Elva kvinnor i ett hus. "S.O.S." was ABBA's first major worldwide hit since "Waterloo)".
"S.O.S." was written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson and recorded at Glen Studio on 22-23 August 1974. The title itself was coined by Stig, though the lyrics he provided were re-written by Ulvaeus. "SOS" was among the first 3 songs recorded for the group's 1975 album, ABBA.
Australian Singles Chart 1.