Music Video of the Day: Gimmie! Gimmie! Gimmie! (A Man After Midnight) by ABBA (1979, dir. Lasse Hallström)


I had to go and check ABBA: The Movie (1977) because there is a part within that movie that is almost identical to this. However, that part was for the song Thank You For The Music. Otherwise, it’s the same. I’m guessing that Hallström and the band thought it was worth reusing for this song. It works. It just leaves me with little to say unless I want to make an overused reference to Rock: It’s Your Decision (1982).

The one thing I can mention is that this song has been covered and sampled many many times. One of the more notable cases being the sampling of it in Hung Up by Madonna. According to Songfacts, she sent an “emissary” to Stockholm to get permission from Benny and Björn. According to Wikipedia, that was only the second time that an ABBA song had been given official permission to be sampled. The other being Rumble In The Jungle by Fugees, which used The Name Of The Game.

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. Honey Honey by ABBA (1974, dir. ???)
  20. Hasta Mañana by ABBA (1974, dir. ???)
  21. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do by ABBA (1975, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  22. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do by ABBA (1975, dir. ???)
  23. Bang-A-Boomerang by ABBA (1975, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  24. SOS by ABBA (1975, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  25. Mamma Mia by ABBA (1975, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  26. Knowing Me, Knowing You by ABBA (1976, dir. ???)
  27. Tropical Loveland by ABBA (1976, dir. ???)
  28. When I Kissed The Teacher by ABBA (1976, dir. ???)
  29. Tiger by ABBA (1976, dir. ???)
  30. Money, Money, Money by ABBA (1976, dir. ???)
  31. Money, Money, Money by ABBA (1976, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  32. Fernando by ABBA (1976, dir. Lasse Hallström) + Spanish Version
  33. Dancing Queen by ABBA (1976, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  34. That’s Me by ABBA (1977, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  35. Knowing Me, Knowing You by ABBA (1977, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  36. The Name Of The Game by ABBA (1977, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  37. Thank You For The Music/Gracias Por La Música by ABBA (1977/1978, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  38. One Man, One Woman by ABBA (1978, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  39. Take A Chance On Me by ABBA (1978, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  40. Eagle by ABBA (1978, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  41. Summer Night City by ABBA (1978, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  42. Estoy Soñando by ABBA (1979, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  43. Chiquitia by ABBA (1979, dir. ???)
  44. Does Your Mother Know by ABBA (1979, dir. Lasse Hallström)
  45. Voulez-Vous by ABBA (1979, dir. Lasse Hallström)
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