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


I normally wouldn’t count this. However, not only does mvdbase say it is a music video, but so does Wikipedia and apparently the book ABBA: The Name of the Game since it is the source cited on Wikipedia. You can see that this was done for the German TV Show called Disco because of the show’s name in the background.

So, here it is. This is the Flapper Dress version of Money, Money, Money. It’s really just them performing. According to IMDb, the acts performing on the show would sometimes perform live, and other times mime to the song. My money is on them performing live since according to the description of the video, it says “Audio-CD-Sound”. I have no reason to doubt that since I played the studio version at the same time as this one, and they were identical. I could be wrong though. It could be that the studio version playing during the video sounded bad enough that the person who posted the video replaced it with the studio track seeing as it perfectly syncs–even down to Björn’s little guitar bits–with the studio version. That would mean they were miming. It doesn’t really matter.

Like I said before, it is just them performing. They wear Flapper Dresses to evoke images of that rich period in history, and foreshadow The Great Depression. The other music video is far more interesting and ties it in more to the lyrics. Still, it is fun to look at since it has what I think may be the most unenthusiastic audience I’ve ever seen. Some even appear to be confused as to what they are doing there.

Enjoy!

Update:

I screwed up. I found the actual Flapper Dress version. Here it is:

That happens. Me and YouTube searches aren’t perfect. Sorry.

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. ???)
  28. Tiger by ABBA (1976, dir. ???)
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