Music Video of the Day: Tiger by ABBA (1976, dir. ???)


Well, this is different for ABBA. Mvdbase says that this was released in 1976. The album it is from–Arrival–did come out that year. However, I’m not 100% sure. The reason I say that is because this and the video for Night Fever by the Bee Gees are pretty much the same video. I’m going with 1976 since you can see that Frida is wearing a T-Shirt that says 1776 on it.

While the video is similar to Night Fever, there are some key differences. They both share footage of the nightlife in common, but the Bee Gees aren’t actually part of it in their video. They are just superimposed over the footage. In this video, you actually get to see band driving around the city at night.

The other thing to notice is how little lip-syncing there is in the video. It’s almost non-existent. There’s a little at the beginning, and that one shot where Frida and Agnetha seem to have switched seats to sing to the camera. Otherwise, it’s just Agnetha driving the band around at night while the song plays. There’s plenty of shots where Agnetha and Frida could be lip-syncing. But instead, we are treated to Agnetha looking very serious, and Frida giving us a quick smirk at one point. Night Fever has them lip-syncing throughout. I like the lack of lip-syncing. It makes it feel gritty. It helps the visuals fit this song.

Enjoy!

ABBA retrospective:

  1. Bald Headed Woman by The Hep Stars (1966, dir. ???)
  2. En Stilla Flirt by Agnetha & ??? (1969, dir. ???) + 8 Hootenanny Singers Videos From 1966
  3. Tangokavaljeren by Björn (1969, dir. ???)
  4. Vårkänslor (ja, de’ ä våren) by Agnetha & Björn (1969, dir. ???)
  5. Titta in i men lilla kajuta by Björn (1969, dir. ???)
  6. Nu Ska Vi Vara Snälla by Björn & Agnetha (1969, dir. ???)
  7. Finns Det Flickor by Björn & Sten Nilsson (1969, dir. ???)
  8. Nu Ska Vi Opp, Opp, Opp by Agnetha (1969, dir. ???)
  9. Det Kommer En Vår by Agnetha (1969, dir. ???)
  10. Beate-Christine by Björn (1969, dir. ???)
  11. En Stilla Flirt by Agnetha & ??? (1969, dir. ???) + 8 Hootenanny Singers Videos From 1966
  12. Att Älska I Vårens Tid by Frida (1970, dir. ???)
  13. Min Soldat by Frida (1970, dir. ???)
  14. Söderhavets Sång by Frida (1970, dir. ???)
  15. Ring, Ring by ABBA (1973, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  16. Ring, Ring by ABBA (1973, dir. ???)
  17. Love Isn’t Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough) by ABBA (1973, dir. ???)
  18. Waterloo by ABBA (1974, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  19. Hasta Mañana by ABBA (1974, dir. ???)
  20. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do by ABBA (1975, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  21. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do by ABBA (1975, dir. ???)
  22. Bang-A-Boomerang by ABBA (1975, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  23. SOS by ABBA (1975, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  24. Mamma Mia by ABBA (1975, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  25. Knowing Me, Knowing You by ABBA (1976, dir. ???)
  26. Tropical Loveland by ABBA (1976, dir. ???)
  27. When I Kissed The Teacher by ABBA (1976, dir. ???)
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