"My Love, My Life"
Song by ABBA
from the album Arrival
Released11 October 1976 (1976-10-11)
Recorded20 August 1976
StudioMetronome Studio
Length3:53
LabelPolar
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Benny Andersson
  • Björn Ulvaeus
Music video
"My Love, My Life" on YouTube

"My Love, My Life" is a song recorded by ABBA for their album, Arrival. The song was written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.

Background

"My Love, My Life" was one of the last songs to be recorded for the album.[1] Agnetha Fältskog sings lead vocals and Björn Ulvaeus proclaimed the song to be the finest example of Agnetha's vocal purity.[citation needed]. A complete demo with the original "Monsieur, Monsieur" lyrics was recorded before this, and remains unreleased.[2]

Composition

According to sheet music published at Sheetmusicdirect.com by Union Songs, "My Love, My Life" is a slow tempo of 68 beats per minute. Written in common time, the song is in the key of C major. Agnetha Fältskog's vocal range spans from G3 to E5 during the song.[3]

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again version

Lily James, Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep recorded My Love, My Life for the soundtrack of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Their version was released on July 13, 2018 alongside the rest of the soundtrack, by Capitol and Polydor Records. It was produced by Benny Andersson. This version featured new lyrics written by Bjorn Ulvaus.

Charts

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Scotland (OCC)[4] 47

References

  1. ^ Scott, Robert (2002) 'ABBA: Thank You for the Music - The Stories Behind Every Song', Carlton Books Limited: Great Britain, p.78
  2. ^ Ian Cole (23 February 2020). ABBA: Song by Song. Fonthill Media. pp. 85–. GGKEY:UUB3KX87Y3H.
  3. ^ "My Love, My Life sheet music by ABBA (Piano, Vocal & Guitar (Right-Hand Melody) – 111366)". www.sheetmusicdirect.com. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 August 2018.