Music Video of the Day: That’s Me by ABBA (1977, dir. Lasse Hallström)


At the time of writing this, I had to be up at 5:45 AM to go have CT Scans done on my chest, neck, and sinuses. I’m okay. The point is that I am running on empty. I honestly thought that today’s video was the one where they sing next to a giant snowman, which would basically make the post this sentence before the comma. Instead, it turns out that the video is for the song That’s Me. As a result, I don’t have a whole lot to say. Not that it really matters with this video. I wouldn’t have a whole lot to say anyways.

According to Wikipedia, this was filmed during the making of ABBA-DABBA-DOO! Okay, if you say so. The Flapper Dress version of Money, Money, Money was filmed on that show and it looks nothing like this. However, it does also say that it was combined with some original footage and stock footage from their other music videos. That I buy since it’s what you are getting here. The majority of this video is the Snow Version of Knowing Me, Knowing You and the well-known version of Money, Money, Money with a little bit of Agnetha and Frida singing spliced into it. At one point, Frida looks bored as her eyes just drift off into space.

Apparently, it wasn’t even released back in 1977 or, as Wikipedia says, 1976. Things get dicey with their album Arrival since it came out in October of 1976, so it could be either year. I’m going with 1977. It’s not important anyways since it appears to have gotten the She’s Gone by Hall & Oates treatment. By that, I mean that it was filmed back then, but wasn’t actually released until 1993. She’s Gone being that bizarre video made in 1973–never aired–that John Oates himself leaked onto the Internet.

I don’t particularly like this one, but Agnetha must have since her 1998 compilation album of her solo work is called That’s Me.

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. ???)
  28. Tiger by ABBA (1976, dir. ???)
  29. Money, Money, Money by ABBA (1976, dir. ???)
  30. Money, Money, Money by ABBA (1976, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  31. Fernando by ABBA (1976, dir. Lasse Hallström) + Spanish Version
  32. Dancing Queen by ABBA (1976, dir. Lasse Hallström)