I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do

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The last of ABBA's mildly cheesy Eurovision-style pop singles directed more at the housewives of Europe than their teenagers (their very next single, the glorious "S.O.S.," would be their big breakthrough), "I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do" has a vaguely '50s gloss, thanks to the prominent saxophone hook and a piano part that sounds like the guy from the Platters' "The Great Pretender" jacked up on espresso. It's easy to mock the simplistic lyrics, but it's hard to deny that they're quite effective in their own mildly exploitative way, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Faltskog sing them with the guileless abandon that the Cookies or the Ronettes would have brought to similar tunes a decade before. And it's a hard heart that can sit through this song's performance at the climax of the ABBA musical Mamma Mia without at least misting up a little.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
ABBA 1975 Universal Distribution / Polydor 3:17
No Image 1975 Vogue
No Image 1976 Atlantic 3:15
No Image 1976
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution
No Image 1976 Polydor
No Image 1982 Polydor
Best of ABBA 1984 Silver Eagle Records
Hits 1987 Pickwick 3:17
More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits 1993 Polydor / PolyGram / Universal 3:16
Gold: Greatest Hits [Video] 1993 Polydor
Gold: Greatest Hits 1993 Polydor / PolyGram 0:00
Thank You for the Music [Box] 1995 Polygram 3:17
Muriel's Wedding 1995
Original Soundtrack
Polydor / Polygram 3:16
Pure Collection 1996
Various Artists
Fast Forward Records / Signature 3:16
Forever Gold 1998 Polydor / Polygram 3:16
Singles Collection 1972-82 1999 Polygram 3:15
25th Anniversary Singles Collection 1999 Polar Records 3:18
Complete Golden Collection 2000 Polygram 3:16
20th Century Masters-The Millennium Collection: The Best of ABBA 2000 Polydor / Dolvador 3:17
The Definitive Collection 2001 UTV / Polygram 3:16
ABBA and Other 70's Disco Hits 2003
Ring Ring/Waterloo/ABBA 2003 Universal International 3:17
The ABBA Story 2004 Polar Records 3:16
Todo ABBA: Sus Grandes Exitos 2004 Universal / Polar 3:16
The Complete Studio Recordings 2005 Universal / Universal International 3:17
18 Hits 2006 Universal International 3:17
Chronicles 2006 Polydor / Polar 3:17
Greatest Hits: 30th Anniversary [Universal International] 2006 Fontana Distribution 3:17
Number Ones 2006 Polar Records 3:17
Golden Years 2007 PHV
No Image 2007 Polydor
The Albums 2008 Polydor / Universal / Universal Distribution 3:17
ABBA Gold 2009 Universal Distribution 3:17
Icon 2010 Polar 3:16
ABBA: The Vinyl Collection 2010 Polydor / Universal Distribution / Universal Music 3:17
No Image 2013
No Image Universal Distribution
The Best of ABBA Universal 3:17