Everyone knows ABBA, right?

My my
At Waterloo Napoleon did surrender
Oh yeah
And I have met my destiny in quite a similar way
The history book on the shelf
Is always repeating itself
Waterloo I was defeated, you won the war
Waterloo promise to love you for ever more
Waterloo couldn’t escape if I wanted to
Waterloo knowing my fate is to be with you
Waterloo finally facing my Waterloo

This is their winning contribution in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest. Waterloo was the first single released under the band name ABBA and was their break-though single. Although at first glance, this song seems to be about the actual defeat of Napoleon in Waterloo the song actually has a deeper meaning, telling the story of a woman surrendering to a man. It’s beautiful really.

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