Written by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson on a break in Barbados in January 1980, 'Happy New Year' is a perfect capture of ABBA's bittersweet magic. Originally intended to feature as part of a musical set around New Year's Eve, on one hand, it is a rousing anthem of hope for the future; yet with its lines 'the dreams we had before are all dead, nothing more than confetti on the floor', it not only reflected the inner turmoil within the group at that time, but also the wider wistfulness and mixed emotions people experience with the passage of time, accelerated at the changing of a year. Happy New Year/Felicidad is another delightful keepsake for lovers of ABBA and exquisite pop everywhere.
1. Happy New Year - ABBA
2. Felicidad - ABBA