Waterloo (by Abba) (written by Stig Anderson, Benny Andersson and Bjorn UIlvaeus; released March 1974) [This Troll-rocker is sensational, almost too good for Eurovision, which it blitzed in April 1974, even beating our own ONJ. It gets into your head like a gummy-bear dream and stays. And weren’t they all great? Two naughty boys and two lovely lasses, from Sweden by way of Eden! We miss them.]
ABBA’s production values are superb, elevating their bubble-gum pop to another level. The lyrics are fairly infantile but somehow, it all works. Clean and crisp, unlike the battle from which it took its title. Even the Iron Duke might have whistled this infectious tune.