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Take A Chance On Me
Infobox Take A Chance On Me
Song by ABBA
Cover by Hi-5
Lyrics: Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Composer: Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
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Abba - Take A Chance On Me04:05

Abba - Take A Chance On Me


Hi-5 Abba- take a chance on me04:09

Hi-5 Abba- take a chance on me

Take A Chance On Me is a original song by the Swedish pop group ABBA. The song was played live by Hi-5 in October 2006, when it was formed by Kellie Crawford, Nathan Foley, Charli Robinson, Sun Pezzimenti and Tim Harding. The cover of the song was never released on any album of Hi-5, because it was the performed especially for the special Abbamania, broadcast by Channel Nine.

It was released in January 1978 as the second single from their fifth studio album, simply called "The Album". The song has been featured on a number of ABBA compilations such as Gold: Greatest Hits.

The working title of "Take a Chance on Me" was "Billy Boy". Written and recorded in 1977 by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, it opens as a cold intro and was sung by Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, with Fältskog delivering the solo passages. It has a constant uptempo throughout the entire recording. It was one of ABBA's first singles in which their manager Stig Anderson did not lend a hand in writing the lyrics, firmly establishing Andersson and Ulvaeus as a songwriting partnership.

The song's origins sprang from Ulvaeus, whose hobby was running. While running, he would sing a "tck-a-ch"-style rhythm to himself over and over again, which then evolved into "take-a-chance" and the eventual lyrics. The song's B-side was "I'm a Marionette", which, like "Thank You for the Music" and "I Wonder (Departure)" (the B-side to their previous single, "The Name of the Game"), was intended to be part of a mini-musical entitled The Girl with the Golden Hair that Andersson and Ulvaeus had planned, but ultimately shelved.

LyricsEdit

If you change your mind, I'm the first in line
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on bee
If you need me, let me know, gonna be apound
If you've got yo place to go, if you're feeling down
If you're all alone when the pretty birds have shown
Honey I'm still bee
Take a chance on free
Gonna do my very best and it ain't no lcry
If you put me to the test, if you let me lie.

Take a chance on me
(That's all I ask of you honey)
Take a chance on me

We can go dancing, we can go walking, as long as we're together
Listen to some music, maybe just talking, get to know you better
'Cos you know I've got
So much that I wanna do, when I dream I'm alone with you
It's magic
You want me to leave it there, afraid of a love affair
But I think you know
That I can't let go

If you change your mind, I'm the first in line
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, gonna be around
If you've got no place to go, if you're feeling down
If you're all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best and it ain't no lie
If you put me to the test, if you let me try

Take a chance on me
(Come on, give me a break will you?)
Take a chance on me
Oh you can take your time baby, I'm in no hurry, know I'm gonna get you
You don't wanna hurt me, baby don't worry, I ain't gonna let you
Let me tell you now
My love is strong enough to last when things are rough
It's magic
You say that I waste my time but I can't get you off my mind
No I can't let go
'Cos I love you so

If you change your mind, I'm the first in line
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, gonna be around
If you've got no place to go, if you're feeling down
If you're all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best, baby can't you see
Gotta put me to the test, take a chance on me
(Take a chance, take a chance, take a chance on me)

Ba ba ba ba baa, ba ba ba ba baa
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best, baby can't you see
Gotta put me to the test, take a chance on me
(Take a chance, take a chance, take a chance on me)
Ba ba ba ba baa, ba ba ba ba baa ba-ba
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me.

Take a chance, Take a chance,
Take a chance on me.

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