ABBA

Lay All Your Love on Me

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Yet another in the long line of dramatic, disco-tinged singles that ABBA released in the late '70s and early '80s, 1980's "Lay All Your Love On Me" isn't quite as effective as the likes of "Voulez-Vous," but only because by this point in the group's career, there was starting to be a certain quality of sameiness to the group's efforts. (Ever notice how all of ABBA's late-period albums have pretty much exactly the same graphic design, right down to the font used and the placement of the text on the cover and inner sleeve? Clearly, Peter Gabriel was not quite the forerunner he thought.) In its favor, "Lay All Your Love On Me" builds an effective choral sound out of multiple overdubs of Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Faltskog's high-register harmonies on the choruses, and the album version has a neat little synth solo by Benny Andersson over the extended fade.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Super Trouper 1980 PolyGram 4:33
Hits 1987 Pickwick 4:22
Gold: Greatest Hits [Video] 1993 Polydor
Gold: Greatest Hits 1993 Polydor / PolyGram 4:35
Thank You for the Music [Box] 1995 Polygram 4:33
Pure Disco, Vol. 3 1998
Various Artists
Polydor 4:32
Forever Gold 1998 Polydor / Polygram 4:34
Complete Golden Collection 2000 Polygram 4:35
The Definitive Collection 2001 UTV / Polygram 4:34
Real ABBA Gold [Musicbank] 2002 Musicbank
Name of the Game 2002 Spectrum Music 4:35
On and On 2003 Universal Special Products 4:33
The Complete Studio Recordings 2005 Universal / Universal International 4:35
Rock On: Breakout Years 2005 Madacy / Universal Special Products 4:33
No Image 2005 Universal Distribution 4:33
No Image 2006 United Recordings
18 Hits 2006 Universal International 4:36
20th Century Masters -- The Millennium Collection: The Best of Disco, Vol. 2 2006
Various Artists
Universal 4:34
Universal Masters Collection 2006 Universal Distribution
S.O.S.: Best of ABBA 2007 Polar Records
No Image 2007 Polydor
The Albums 2008 Polydor / Universal / Universal Distribution 4:35
ABBA Gold 2009 Universal Distribution 4:34
ABBA: The Vinyl Collection 2010 Polydor / Universal Distribution / Universal Music 4:36
Songs About Love 2010
Various Artists
4:36
No Image Polydor
Light & Dark: The Platinum Tribute Collection Klone