“I Know There’s Something Going On” by Frida

Frida was formerly a member of the renowned Swedish musical group ABBA. And one of the good things about the songs this grouping tends to put out is that they’re easy to understand. Such is the case with Frida’s “I Know There’s Something Going On”. As a matter of fact, the title alone gives you a pretty clear indication of the subject matter it is based on. And that is, succinctly put, the lover’s romantic partner cheating on her. 

First Verse

In the first verse she delineates details she’s gathered to support such a belief. So whereas her partner has never come forth explicitly and stated that he is seeing someone else, still the songstress is able to deduce that “there’s something going on”.

Second Verse

The second verse centers on the emotional pain she is going through after coming to this realization. The hardest part is having to deal with the ‘loss of a friend’, which indicates that the role her lover plays in her life extends beyond the realm of romance.


So basically, the singer is preparing for the inevitable. By her estimation all the signs are there that her significant other is seeing someone else while simultaneously losing interest in her. So she understands that it ‘won’t be long before he’s gone’, as in their relationship is inevitably coming to an end.

Lyrics of "I Know There's Something Going On"

“I Know There’s Something Going On” is Frida’s Biggest Solo Hit

Frida (aka Anni-Frid Lyngstad) is better known as a member of the ultra-popular 1970s music group ABBA.

However, she also embarked on a successful solo career, with “I Know There’s Something Going On” being one of her biggest hits. In fact the song scored a number one in Belgium and Switzerland. Moreover it charted in almost 20 other countries, including the United States and United Kingdom.

When did Frida release ” I Know There’s Somethin Going On”?

“I Know There’s Something Going On” was released as the lead single from Frida’s third solo album on 20 August 1982. And that project itself was entitled “Something’s Going On”.

Writing Credits for “I Know There’s Something Going On”

This track was written by Russ Ballard and produced by none other than Phil Collins. In fact Mr. Collins also provided backup vocals for the tune, in addition to playing the drums.

Music Video

The music video, which was directed by Stuart Orme, was one of the first to receive heavy rotation on MTV back in the days.

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