Friday, January 23, 2009

Golliwog (song)

Single by Agnetha Fältskog
Format7" single
GenreEuropop, Pop
LabelCBS Cupol
Writer(s)Agnetha Fältskog, Bosse Carlgren
ProducerAgnetha Fältskog
Agnetha Fältskog singles chronology

En sång om sorg och glädje


Dom har glömt


"Golliwog" ("Gulleplutt") was one of the first attempts by Agnetha Fältskog to enter the charts outside Sweden. The eight German-language music singles she released didn't enter the charts. But with Golliwog the intention was that not only Germany but all of Europe would get to know Agnetha.[citation needed]

In addition, "Golliwog" was recorded in English as the B side of the single called Here For Your Love ("Tio Mil Kvar Till Korpilombolo" [1]), at the marketing suggestion of Agnetha's record company, CBS Cupol. Agnetha had been against releasing English songs, and also lyrist Bosse Carlgren was not too keen on his English lyrics.[citation needed]

The "Golliwog" single was not successful either in Sweden or in Europe, even though Agnetha was already known as a part of ABBA. In fact the German release stated "Agnetha von ABBA" to increase the sales, but this didn't help the single.[citation needed]

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