STORY OF SONG
“I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” was the second single from ABBA and their self-titled third studio album released in April 1975. The song was written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus & Stig Anderson, and produced by Ulvaeus and Andersson.
“I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” was ABBA’s next worldwide hit after “Waterloo”. The song is in an ode to a lover, expressing their wedding vows “I do, I do, I do, I do”. “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” was inspired by the European schlager music of the 1950’s, as well as the sounds of 50’s American orchestra leader Billy Vaughn and his saxophone sounds.
The music video for “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” was released in 1975 and directed by Lasse Hallström. It features ABBA members singing angelically to the camera, while lit up. The video was uploaded to YouTube in October 2009, and currently has 17.4 million views and 56 thousand likes.
Release Date: April 1975, March 1976 (US)
Songwriter/s: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus & Stig Anderson
Producer/s: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Label/s: Polar (Sweden), Epic (UK), Atlantic (US) & CRI Records (China)
Music Video Release Date: 1975
Music Video Director: Lasse Hallström
Chart Rankings: “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” charted at #1 in Australia, #2 in Belgium, #6 and #12 on various charts in Canada, #5 in France, #6 in Germany, #1 in New Zealand, #2 in Norway, #1 in South Africa and Switzerland, #38 in the UK, #15 and #18 on various US Billboard charts and #19 on the US Cashbox Top 100 Singles.
The lyrics to “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” can be viewed here: LINK