“I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” by ABBA
ABBA‘s “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” is based on the singer seemingly trying to convince the person she is singing to of her love. This individual seems to be reluctant to engage in a relationship. However the singer is convinced that he is the one. Moreover, she assures him that if things do not work out, there will not be any “hard feelings” between the two of them.
Of course being that the term ‘I do’ is a popular marriage vow, this track is commonly used at weddings. However, marriage is never forthrightly mentioned during this song. Rather it is simply based on the singer really, really loving the addressee.
Facts about “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do”
- Three songwriters are given songwriting credits on “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do”. They are Björn Ulvaeus (of ABBA), Stig Anderson, and Benny Andersson (of ABBA).
- The song was co-produced by Benny and Björn. Recording of the track took place in February 1975.
- On April 21st, 1975, ABBA released this track. It was released from their third studio album called ABBA.
- “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” has appeared in a couple of films over the year, including Muriel’s Wedding.
- ABBA’s longtime music video director, Lasse Hallström, was responsible for directing the music video for “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do”.
Chart Performance of “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do”
This tune became a huge hit in a host of nations. It was ranked number 1 in Australia, South Africa, France, Switzerland, and New Zealand. It also climaxed at number 5 in the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, and Austria.
And how did it perform in the United States and the United Kingdom? It hit number 15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and 38 on the UK Singles Chart.
Have any musicians covered this track?
Many have. Owing to its success, the track instantly became an ideal song to be covered by many an artist. Some of the artists who have covered this track include:
- Ingmar Nordströms (in 1975)
- Seija Simola (in 1975)
- Nashville Train (in 1978)
- The Black Sweden (in 2000)