ABBA ‎– Happy New Year • Andante, Andante

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A video for "Happy New Year" was shot with single release in mind, but apparently the single was only released in a couple of countries in 1980/81 (Portugal, Argentina and Peru), apart from several promos issued in late 1980. The festive theme of the song has prompted belated releases in the form of a greeting card issue in 1989 and 'millennium' issues in late 1999. More download-only releases took place in 2008/9. Even after so much time, the releases charted, making the Top 10 in many charts. A coloured vinyl 7" was also released in 2011.

"Happy New Year" and the B-side "Andante, Andante" were also recorded in Spanish to be included on the "Super Trouper" album in Spanish-speaking territories. "Felicidad" was released as a single in Argentina (making #5, b/w "Super Trouper") and in Peru. A US promo 7" was released in 1981, with the Spanish "Andante" as A-side, b/w "Felicidad".

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Happy New Year
Andante, Andante

Versions (13)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2002 069 ABBA Happy New Year • Andante, Andante(7", Single) Polydor 2002 069 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
E- 0045, E-0045 ABBA Felicidad (En Castellano) / Super Trouper(7", Single) RCA Victor, RCA Victor E- 0045, E-0045 Argentina 1980 Sell This Version
ABBA 1 ABBA Happy New Year (7", Single, Promo) Atlantic ABBA 1 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
XPS 110 ABBA Happy New Year(7", Promo, W/Lbl, S/Sided) Epic XPS 110 UK 1980 Sell This Version
0001 981 ABBA Happy New Year(7", S/Sided, Promo) Polydor 0001 981 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
PR 380 ABBA Happy New Year(7", Single, Promo, Mono) Atlantic PR 380 US 1980 Sell This Version
DAS-40004 ABBA Andante, Andante (Version En Español)(7", Single) Discos CBS International DAS-40004 US 1981 Sell This Version
XRPBO 1046 ABBA Felicidad ( Vers. Espanola )(7", Single) RCA Victor XRPBO 1046 Peru 1981 Sell This Version
655329 1 ABBA Happy New Year(CD, Mini) CBS 655329 1 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
561 496 - 2, 561 496-2 ABBA Happy New Year(CD, Ltd, Mil) Polydor, Universal 561 496 - 2, 561 496-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
561 448-2 ABBA Happy New Year(CD, Single) Polydor, Polar 561 448-2 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
561 462-2 ABBA Happy New Year(CD, Single) Polydor, Polar 561 462-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
060252788168 ABBA Happy New Year(7", Single, Ltd, Num, Sil) Polar 060252788168 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version

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WAXFAX

WAXFAX

May 4, 2014
referencing Happy New Year , 7", Single, Promo, ABBA 1
Somethings incorrect here about this release. It shows "Happy New Year" on both sides, but "Andante Andante" in the title.
hbotis

hbotis

December 13, 2011
referencing Happy New Year, 7", Single, Ltd, Num, Sil, 060252788168
The annoying thing was no one knew of its availability until the last minute.
Also only available through 2 fan sites, you can order up to 5 copies per person!
picdisc65

picdisc65

December 9, 2011
referencing Happy New Year, 7", Single, Ltd, Num, Sil, 060252788168
What on EARTH is the point of releasing a record by a group like ABBA in a limited run of only 500 copies? It's a stupidity and merely lines the pockets of the greedy who are selling it at 100's of euros/pounds. Mad!