“Knowing Me, Knowing You” was recorded in 1976 at the Metronome studio in Stockholm, and released in February 1977, becoming one of the group’s most successful singles. The B-side was “Happy Hawaii,” an arrangement of another ABBA song, “Why Did It Have to Be Me”, but with a different lead vocalist and lyrics. “Knowing Me, Knowing You” was one of the first ABBA songs to deal with the breakup of a relationship, though with an upbeat quality to the music. It predates the divorces of the ABBA members, as well as further breakup songs to come: “The Winner Takes It All“, “One of Us” and “When All Is Said And Done“. Group member Benny Andersson named “Knowing Me, Knowing You” as one of ABBA’s best recordings in a 2004 interview, along with “Dancing Queen“, “The Winner Takes It All” and “When I Kissed the Teacher“.
“Knowing Me, Knowing You” was yet another worldwide smash hit, taken from the hugely successful Arrival album. Hitting No.1 in the UK, Ireland, West Germany, South Africa and Mexico, and reaching the Top 3 in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland and the Netherlands. It was also a Top 10 hit in Norway, New Zealand, Australia and France. In the United States, “Knowing Me, Knowing You” became ABBA’s sixth Top 20 single, peaking at No.14.
“Knowing Me, Knowing You” was also the first in the second in a series of chart-topping singles for ABBA in Britain (continuing with “The Name of the Game” and “Take a Chance on Me“), coming after the group scored three number-ones in the UK in 1976.
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