King Kong Song

"King Kong Song" (working title "Mr. Sex"), written and composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, is the name of a 1974 recording by Swedish pop group ABBA, included on their album Waterloo. In 1974, the song competed in the Swedish radio chart show Tio i topp, where it stayed in the charts for four shows and peaked at number 4. Also in Sweden, "King Kong Song" was the B-side to "Honey, Honey".

"King Kong Song"
Song by ABBA
from the album Waterloo
A-side
ReleasedNovember 1974
Genre
Length3:11
LabelPolar Music
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Benny Andersson
  • Björn Ulvaeus
ABBA singles chronology
"So Long"
(1974)
"King Kong Song"
(1974)
"I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
(1975)

In 1975, the song was released as the B-side to the single release of "I've Been Waiting for You" in Australia, where it reached number 49.[3]

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1975) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[3] 49

Cover versionsEdit

  • Alternative rock band Electric Boys recorded a cover of the song for the 1992 Swedish tribute album ABBA: The Tribute, released on the Polar Music label.
  • Swedish band Moahni Moahna recorded a cover for their 1996 album Why.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sheffield, Rob (11 August 2018). "The 25 Best ABBA Songs, Ranked". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  2. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Waterloo - ABBA | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b David Kent (2006). Australian Charts Book 1993—2005. Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N.S.W. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-646-45889-2.