THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL - ABBA
SUPER TROUPER ALBUM - 1980
Legend in Portuguese.
Composer by Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson, with Agnetha Fältskog singing the lead vocal.
Arrangements by Maestro Milton Isejima
Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Oboe, Hapsichord, Strings, Vocals, Alto Sax & Trumpet by Maestro Milton Isejima.
Drums, Percussions & Electric Bass by Erick Isejima.
Video Producer, Mixer & Audio Mastering by Maestro
City: Sao Paulo
"The Winner Takes It All" is a song recorded by Swedish pop group ABBA. Released as the first single from the group's Super Trouper album on July 21, 1980, it is a ballad, reflecting the end of a romance. The single's B-side was the non-album track "Elaine".
"The Winner Takes It All", originally "The Story of My Life", was written by both Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson, with Agnetha Fältskog singing the lead vocal. The lyrics to the song were thought to mirror the divorce between Ulvaeus and Fältskog in 1979, similar to the song "When All Is Said and Done", which details the divorce between Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson.
Ulvaeus denies this, saying the basis of the song "is the experience of a divorce, but it's fiction. There wasn't a winner or a loser in our case. A lot of people think it's straight out of reality, but it's not". American critic Chuck Klosterman, who says "The Winner Takes It All" is "[the only] pop song that examines the self-aware guilt one feels when talking to a person who has humanely obliterated your heart" finds Ulvaeus' denial hard to believe in light of the original title.
In a 1999 poll for Channel Five, "The Winner Takes It All" was voted Britain's favourite ABBA song. This feat was replicated in a 2010 poll for ITV. In a 2006 poll for a Channel Five programme, "The Winner Takes It All" was voted "Britain's Favourite Break-Up Song."
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