ABBA ‎– Fernando

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One of ABBA's biggest hits, "Fernando" was conceived as a Frida solo track in Swedish, but it was soon realised the track had potential internationally and a version in English was recorded for ABBA. Since no other new ABBA track except "Dancing Queen" had been recorded at the time (and the only question was which one would be released as an A-side first), the B-side had to be sourced from past ABBA releases. Most commonly, tracks from the previous album "ABBA" (1975) were used: "Hey Hey Helen", "Tropical Loveland", "Rock Me" or "Intermezzo No. 1", but also from "Waterloo" (1974), "Hasta Mañana" and "Dance".

"Mamma Mia" apparently wasn't released as a single in Mexico and the track appears as B-side to "Fernando". Similarly, the former A-side track "I Do, I Do..." appears as B-side of the Uruguay version. 1980 U.S. release contains the Spanish version of "Fernando" as A-side, with "Al Andar" ("Move On" in Spanish) as B-side.

See also Fernando / Dancing Queen.

Tracklist

Versions (78)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
POS 1224 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, Sol) Polar POS 1224 Sweden 1976 Sell This Version
PRO-3474, 2001 639 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) Polydor, Polydor PRO-3474, 2001 639 Philippines 1975 Sell This Version
2001 639 ABBA Fernando (There Was Something In The Air That Night)(7", Single) Polydor 2001 639 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
2001 639 ABBA Fernando (There Was Something In The Air That Night)(7", Single) Polydor 2001 639 Switzerland 1976 Sell This Version
2001 639 ABBA Fernando (There Was Something In The Air That Night)(7", Single) Polydor 2001 639 Switzerland 1976 Sell This Version
2001 639 ABBA Fernando (There Was Something In The Air That Night)(7", Single) Polydor 2001 639 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
51-51831 ABBA Fernando (7") RCA Victor 51-51831 Colombia 1976 Sell This Version
D 106 ABBA Fernando (7", Single) Dynamic Sounds D 106 Jamaica 1976 Sell This Version
SP-4570 ABBA Fernando / Mamma Mia(7", Single) RCA Victor SP-4570 Mexico 1976 Sell This Version
45-3346 ABBA Fernando / Rock Me(7", Single, Styrene, Mon) Atlantic 45-3346 US 1976 Sell This Version
GBS 114 ABBA Fernando / Tropical Loveland (7") EMI GBS 114 Madagascar 1976 Sell This Version
GBS 114 ABBA Fernando / Tropical Loveland(7", Single) Sunshine (2) GBS 114 Rhodesia 1976 Sell This Version
GBS 114 ABBA Fernando / Tropical Loveland(7", Single, Red) EMI GBS 114 Madagascar 1976 Sell This Version
2001 639 ABBA Fernando · Tropical Loveland(7", Single) Polydor 2001 639 Austria 1976 Sell This Version
2001 639 ABBA Fernando · Tropical Loveland(7", Single) Polydor 2001 639 Switzerland 1976 Sell This Version
2001 639 ABBA Fernando · Tropical Loveland(7", Single) Polydor 2001 639 Austria 1976 Sell This Version
45-3346 ABBA Fernando(7", Mono, Promo) Atlantic 45-3346 US 1976 Sell This Version
MO 1582 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) Carnaby MO 1582 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
102746 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) RCA Victor 102746 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
102746 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) RCA Victor 102746 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
AT 3346 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) Atlantic AT 3346 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
GBS 114 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) Sunshine (2) GBS 114 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
45.X. 14 062, 45 X. 14062 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) Melba, Melba 45.X. 14 062, 45 X. 14062 France 1976 Sell This Version
DSP-107 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) Discomate DSP-107 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
45. X 140062, 45.X. 140 062 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) Vogue, Vogue 45. X 140062, 45.X. 140 062 France 1976 Sell This Version
2001.648 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) Polydor 2001.648 Portugal 1976 Sell This Version
102746 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) RCA Victor 102746 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
2001 639 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) Polydor 2001 639 Austria 1976 Sell This Version
XYPBO-806 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) RCA Victor XYPBO-806 El Salvador 1976 Sell This Version
2001 639 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) Polydor 2001 639 Kenya 1976 Sell This Version
MO 1582 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) Carnaby MO 1582 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
2001 639 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) Polydor 2001 639 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
XAPBO-717 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) RCA XAPBO-717 Panama 1976 Sell This Version
BE 187 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) Balet Plak BE 187 Turkey 1976 Sell This Version
ECK-200481 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) RCA ECK-200481 Ecuador 1976 Sell This Version
POS - 1224 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) RCA Victor POS - 1224 Chile 1976 Sell This Version
102746 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) RCA Victor 102746 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
XYPBO-806 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) RCA XYPBO-806 El Salvador 1976 Sell This Version
45.X. 140062, 45 X. 140 062 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) Melba, Melba 45.X. 140062, 45 X. 140 062 France 1976 Sell This Version
DG 1131 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) Dig-It International Records DG 1131 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
7595, POS 1224 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) Pan-Vox (2), Pan-Vox (2) 7595, POS 1224 Greece 1976 Sell This Version
POS 1224 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) RCA POS 1224 Peru 1976 Sell This Version
2001 648 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) Polydor 2001 648 Hong Kong 1976 Sell This Version
45-685 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) RCA 45-685 Venezuela 1976 Sell This Version
BOC/S - 1127 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) RCA BOC/S - 1127 Bolivia 1976 Sell This Version
45.X. 14 062, 45 X. 14062 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) Melba, Melba 45.X. 14 062, 45 X. 14062 France 1976 Sell This Version
102746 ABBA Fernando(7", Single) RCA Victor 102746 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
S EPC 5962 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, Gre) Epic S EPC 5962 UK 1976 Sell This Version
POS 1224 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, Lar) Polar POS 1224 Norway 1976 Sell This Version
POS 1224 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, Lar) Polar POS 1224 Sweden 1976 Sell This Version
S 53 939, POLS 266 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, Lig) PGP RTB, Polar S 53 939, POLS 266 Yugoslavia 1976 Sell This Version
31A-2661 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, M/Print, Promo) RCA Victor 31A-2661 Argentina 1976 Sell This Version
45-3346 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, Mono, Promo, MO) Atlantic 45-3346 US 1976 Sell This Version
45-3346 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, Mono, Promo, SP) Atlantic 45-3346 US 1976 Sell This Version
S 53 939, POLS 266 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, Ora) PGP RTB, Polar S 53 939, POLS 266 Yugoslavia 1976 Sell This Version
45-3346 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, PL) Atlantic 45-3346 US 1976 Sell This Version
MO 1582 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, Promo) Carnaby MO 1582 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
POS 1224 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, Promo) RCA Victor POS 1224 Peru 1976 Sell This Version
S EPC 4036 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, Promo) Epic S EPC 4036 UK 1976 Sell This Version
101.80482 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, Promo, Unofficial) RCA Victor (2) 101.80482 Uruguay 1976 Sell This Version
POS 1224 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, Pus) Polar POS 1224 Scandinavia 1976 Sell This Version
45-3346 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, RI) Atlantic 45-3346 US 1976 Sell This Version
S 53 939, POLS 266 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, RP, blu) PGP RTB, Polar S 53 939, POLS 266 Yugoslavia 1976 Sell This Version
45-3346 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, SP) Atlantic 45-3346 US 1976 Sell This Version
XAPBO-717, no ABBA Fernando(7", Single, Sol) RCA Victor, Padisco XAPBO-717, no Panama 1976 Sell This Version
S EPC 4036 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, Yel) Epic S EPC 4036 UK 1976 Sell This Version
S EPC 4036 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, Yel) Epic S EPC 4036 UK 1976 Sell This Version
S 53 939 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, blu) PGP RTB S 53 939 Yugoslavia 1976 Sell This Version
S 53 939, POLS 266 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, blu) PGP RTB, Polar S 53 939, POLS 266 Yugoslavia 1976 Sell This Version
S 53 939 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, blu) PGP RTB S 53 939 Yugoslavia 1976 Sell This Version
GBS 114 ABBA Fernando/Tropical Loveland(7", Single, Gre) EMI GBS 114 Madagascar 1976 Sell This Version
S EPC 5962 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, RE, Ora) Epic S EPC 5962 UK 1978 Sell This Version
DAS 40002 ABBA Fernando(7") Discos CBS International DAS 40002 US 1980 Sell This Version
DAS 40002 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, Promo) Discos CBS International DAS 40002 US 1980 Sell This Version
DSP-153 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, RE) Discomate DSP-153 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
S EPC 5962 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, RE, Blu) Epic S EPC 5962 UK 1981 Sell This Version
887 193-7 ABBA Fernando (There Was Something In The Air That Night)(7", Single, RE) Polydor 887 193-7 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
4795077 ABBA Fernando(7", Single, Ltd, Pic, RE) Polar 4795077 Europe 2016 Sell This Version

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