"As Good as New"
Single by ABBA
from the album Voulez-Vous
A-side"I Have a Dream"
Released1979
Length3:24
LabelPolar Music
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Benny Andersson
  • Björn Ulvaeus
ABBA singles chronology
"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
(1979)
"As Good as New"
(1979)
"I Have a Dream"
(1979)

"As Good as New" is a song recorded in 1979 by Swedish group ABBA, and was used as the opening track on their Voulez-Vous album. The lead vocals are by Agnetha Fältskog. The song was released as a single in Mexico as a double A-side with "I Have a Dream", where it became ABBA's ninth (and final) number-one hit.[1] "As Good as New" was also released in Argentina[2] and in Bolivia.[3]

History

As usual, the song was written and composed by Andersson and Ulvaeus. It originally had the working title "It's Better Now".[4]

References

  1. ^ Tobler, John (2012). ABBA – Uncensored on the Record. Coda Books Ltd. ISBN 978-1-9085-3823-9. This Agnetha led track reached number one in Mexico of all places and it wasn't even sung in Spanish!
  2. ^ Keller, Adrian. "ABBA As Good As New". ABBA for the Record. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  3. ^ Keller, Adrian. "ABBA As Good As New". ABBA for the Record. Archived from the original on 18 March 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  4. ^ Palm, Carl Magnus. "The Complete Recording Sessions: Missing song titles". Carlmagnuspalm.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2021.