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Sol, vind och vatten (Swedish: [ˈsuːl ˈvɪnd ɔ ˈvatːɛn], "Sun, wind and water") is a song written by Swedish lyricist Kenneth Gärdestad and composer Ted Gärdestad. First recorded by Lena Andersson, the song was released as a single in October 1972.[2] Ted Gärdestad recorded the song for his 1973 album Ted.[3]

"Sol, vind och vatten"
Single by Lena Andersson
A-side"Sol, vind och vatten"
B-side"Nu kommer kvällen"
ReleasedOctober 1972
Format7" single
GenreSchlager, Vispop
Songwriter(s)Kenneth Gärdestad
Ted Gärdestad
Producer(s)Benny Andersson
Björn Ulvaeus
Stig Anderson[1]
Lena Andersson singles chronology
"Better To Have Loved (Than Never Loved At All)"
"Sol, vind och vatten"
""Söderjäntans söndag"'"



By the second verse, the birth of Jesus is apparent, but in Sweden the song is strongly associated with the summertime and not Christmastime. Many people interpret dig "you" as a human being, and not God or Jesus.

Later during the 1970s, 80's and early 90's, the term Sol, vind och vatten' became associated with the issue of energy politics, with protests against nuclear power yelling:

  • -Vad skall väck? -Barsebäck! (-What shall be gone? -Barsebäck!)
  • -Vad skall in? -Sol och vind! (-What shall come in? - Sun and wind!)

A Framåt fredag version, written by Peter Sundblad and Lars Gunnar Övermyr, was also called Sol, vind & vatten, but actually had an energy political theme.[4]


Chart trajectoryEdit

Chart (2014) Peak position
Sweden 7[5]


  1. ^ Andersson, Lena; Anderson, Stikkan; Andersson, Benny; Ulvaeus, Björn (1972). 12 Nya Visor (liner notes). Stockholm, Sweden: Polar. POLS 237.
  2. ^ Information at Svensk mediedatabas
  3. ^ Information at Svensk mediedatabas
  4. ^ Framåt fredag - Sol, vind & vatten Archived 2008-04-13 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Sol, vind och vatten". Swedishcharts. 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2014.