STORY OF SONG
“Voulez-Vous” is one of the tracks from ABBA’s 1979 album of the same name. Written and produced by members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, “Voulez-Vous” is a disco track which translates to “what do you want?”.
“Voulez-Vous” was written by Ulvaeus and Andersson while on a songwriting trip to the Bahamas. Since it was close to Miami, the group ended up recording some parts of the backing vocal at Criteria Studios in Miami, with members of the disco group Foxy. “Voulez-Vous” is sung as a question to a potential lover, one whom the narrator spots across a room. The track is also the only song to ever be recorded by ABBA outside Sweden.
The music video was directed by Lasse Hallström and shows the group performing the song on a stage with red lights. Since its upload to the ABBA YouTube channel in October 2009, the video has 40.4 million views and 145 thousand likes.
Release Date: 2nd July 1979
Songwriter/s: Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Producer/s: Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Label: Polar Music
Music Video Release Date: 1979
Music Video Director: Lasse Hallström
Chart Rankings: “Voulez-Vouz” reached the following chart positions in various locations: #79 in Australia, #1 in Belgium, #87 in Canada, #20 in Finland, #14 in Germany, #3 in Ireland, #4 in the Netherlands, #9 in Switzerland, #3 in the UK, #80 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, #37 on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, #85 in the US Cash Box chart and #77 on the US Record World chart.
The lyrics to “Voulez-Vous” can be viewed here: LINK