ABBA ‎– The Winner Takes It All / Elaine

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"The Winner Takes It All" was released in the summer of 1980, as the first from single "Super Trouper", a good 3 months before the album. The uptempo ballad was one of ABBA's biggest hits. Considered the prime example of ABBA's divorce themed songs, lead vocals were by Agnetha, whose then-recent divorce from ABBA's Björn formed the starting point for the lyrics - which Björn wrote.

The B-side was uniformly "Elaine". Of the releases submitted on Discogs, the only exception is the Argentine commercial 7", where the Spanish version of "Hasta Mañana" was used instead. (Since both sides have their own master, it is placed outside any master.)

The same happy 'tropical shirts' cover design (which is hardly in line with the 'divorce' theme of the A-side) was used on all releases, except in East Germany (text design) and India (unique 'live' design). A 12" with a pop-up gatefold sleeve was released in the UK.

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Versions (60)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
POS 1272 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) Polar POS 1272 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
2141 281 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(12", Maxi) Polydor 2141 281 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
S EPC 12 8835 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(12", Single, Gat) Epic S EPC 12 8835 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ECK-200998 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7") RCA Victor ECK-200998 Ecuador 1980 Sell This Version
MO 1971 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) Carnaby MO 1971 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
EPC 8835 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) Epic EPC 8835 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
7608, 1272 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) Pan-Vox (2), Polar 7608, 1272 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
101353 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) Vogue 101353 France 1980 Sell This Version
101.8194 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) RCA 101.8194 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
SP - 5475 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) RCA Victor SP - 5475 Mexico 1980 Sell This Version
2001 981 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) Polydor 2001 981 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
S EPC 8835, EPC 8835 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) Epic, Epic S EPC 8835, EPC 8835 UK 1980 Sell This Version
2001 981, 2001981 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) Polydor, Polydor 2001 981, 2001981 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2001 981 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) Polydor 2001 981 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
2001 981 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) Polydor 2001 981 Switzerland 1980 Sell This Version
103645 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) RCA Victor 103645 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
SPSK 70463, POS 1272 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) Pepita, Polar SPSK 70463, POS 1272 Hungary 1980 Sell This Version
RS - 2119 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) RCA RS - 2119 Bolivia 1980 Sell This Version
2001 981 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) Polydor 2001 981 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
GBS 141 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) Sunshine (2) GBS 141 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
2001 981 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) Polydor 2001 981 India 1980 Sell This Version
103645 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) RCA Victor 103645 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
2001 981 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) Polydor 2001 981 Austria 1980 Sell This Version
POS 1272 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) Polar POS 1272 Denmark 1980 Sell This Version
DSP-205 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) Discomate DSP-205 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
4 56 460 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) AMIGA 4 56 460 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1980 Sell This Version
1220020, POS 1272 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) PGP RTB, Polar 1220020, POS 1272 Yugoslavia 1980 Sell This Version
45-877 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) Vik 45-877 Venezuela 1980 Sell This Version
MO 1971 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single, Promo) Carnaby MO 1971 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
DSP-205 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single, Promo) Discomate DSP-205 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
XB-01210 ABBA The Winner Takes It All = Los Ganadores Se Llevan Todo(7", Single) RCA XB-01210 Panama 1980 Sell This Version
XB-01210 ABBA The Winner Takes It All = Los Ganadores Se Llevan Todo(7", Single) RCA XB-01210 Panama 1980 Sell This Version
233 Abba The Winner Takes It All(7") Balet 233 Turkey 1980 Sell This Version
GBS 141 ABBA The Winner Takes It All(7") Sunshine (2) GBS 141 Zimbabwe 1980 Sell This Version
S EPC 8835 ABBA The Winner Takes It All(7", Promo) Epic S EPC 8835 UK 1980 Sell This Version
S EPC 8835 ABBA The Winner Takes It All(7", Single) Epic S EPC 8835 Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
CA-10975- ABBA The Winner Takes It All(7", Single) RCA CA-10975- El Salvador 1980 Sell This Version
MS 5546 ABBA The Winner Takes It All(7", Single) Atlantic MS 5546 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
Pro-3607 ABBA The Winner Takes It All(7", Single) Polydor Pro-3607 Philippines 1980 Sell This Version
S EPC 8835 ABBA The Winner Takes It All(7", Single, Com) Epic S EPC 8835 UK 1980 Sell This Version
S EPC 8835, EPC 8835 ABBA The Winner Takes It All(7", Single, Inj) Epic, Epic S EPC 8835, EPC 8835 UK 1980 Sell This Version
S EPC 8835 ABBA The Winner Takes It All(7", Single, Juk) Epic S EPC 8835 UK 1980 Sell This Version
3776 ABBA The Winner Takes It All(7", Single, MO) Atlantic 3776 US 1980 Sell This Version
3776 ABBA The Winner Takes It All(7", Single, Mono, Promo, MO) Atlantic 3776 US 1980 Sell This Version
3776 ABBA The Winner Takes It All(7", Single, Mono, Promo, SP) Atlantic 3776 US 1980 Sell This Version
MS 5546 ABBA The Winner Takes It All(7", Single, Promo) Atlantic MS 5546 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
3776 ABBA The Winner Takes It All(7", Single, SP) Atlantic 3776 US 1980 Sell This Version
S EPC 8835 ABBA The Winner Takes It All(7", Single, Sol) Epic S EPC 8835 UK 1980 Sell This Version
S EPC 8835 ABBA The Winner Takes It All(7", Single, Sol) Epic S EPC 8835 UK 1980 Sell This Version
POS 1272 ABBA The Winner Takes It All(7", TP, W/Lbl) Polar POS 1272 Finland 1980 Sell This Version
31034, XB-01210 ABBA Va Todo Al Ganador (The Winner Takes It All)(7", Single) RCA, RCA 31034, XB-01210 Chile 1980 Sell This Version
XRPBO-1024 ABBA Va Todo Al Ganador(7", Single) RCA XRPBO-1024 Peru 1980 Sell This Version
XRPBO 1024 ABBA Va Todo Al Ganador(7", Single) RCA XRPBO 1024 Peru 1980 Sell This Version
ECK-200998-0 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Red) RCA Victor ECK-200998-0 Ecuador 1981 Sell This Version
ECK-200998-0 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) RCA Victor ECK-200998-0 Ecuador 1981 Sell This Version
ECK-200998-0 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single, Bro) RCA Victor ECK-200998-0 Ecuador 1981 Sell This Version
ECK-200998-0 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single, Gre) RCA Victor ECK-200998-0 Ecuador 1981 Sell This Version
ECK-200998-0 ABBA The Winner Takes It All / Elaine(7", Single) RCA Victor ECK-200998-0 Ecuador 1982 Sell This Version
543 471-2 ABBA The Winner Takes It All(CD, Single) Polar 543 471-2 Sweden 1999 Sell This Version
2001 981 ABBA The Winner Takes It All(7", Single) Polydor 2001 981 Kenya Unknown Sell This Version

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dobbin_the_horse

dobbin_the_horse

October 2, 2018
referencing The Winner Takes It All, 7", Single, Sol, S EPC 8835
i have an A3 / B3 matrix, other than that identical.