RELEASE DATE
1st June 1992 (UK), 1st June 1992 (DE), 30th June 1992 (USA)

CHART POSITIONS
1 (UK), 2 (DE), 85 (USA)

TRACKLISTINGS

7″ SINGLE:

UK & GERMANY

abbaesque_7inch

MUTE144 (UK) / INT 111.899 (DE)
A1 – Lay All Your Love On Me [4:44]
A2 – S.O.S. [3:45]
B1 – Take A Chance On Me [3:46]
B1 – Voulez Vous [5:30]

12″ SINGLES:

UK & GERMANY

abbaesque_12inch1

12MUTE144 (UK) / INT 126.730 (DE)
– Lay All Your Love On Me [4:44]
– S.O.S. [3:45]
– Take A Chance On Me [3:46]
– Voulez Vous [5:30]

UK & GERMANY

abbaesque_12inch2

L12MUTE144 (UK) / INT 126.737 (DE)
– Voulez Vous (Brain Stem Death Test Mix) [5:46]
– Lay All Your Love On Me (No Panties Mix) [5:10]
– Take A Chance On Me (Take A Trance On Me Mix) [13:24]
– SOS (Perimeter Mix) [5:17]

CASSETTE SINGLES:

UK & USA

abbaesque_UKcassette

CMUTE144 (UK) / Elektra 61386-4 (USA)
– Lay All Your Love On Me [4:44]
– S.O.S. [3:45]
– Take A Chance On Me [3:46]
– Voulez Vous [5:30]

CD SINGLES:

UK, GERMANY & USA

abbaesque_UKCD1

CDMUTE144 (UK) / INT 826.897 (DE) / Elektra 961386-2 (USA)
– Lay All Your Love On Me [4:44]
– S.O.S. [3:45]
– Take A Chance On Me [3:46]
– Voulez Vous [5:30]

UK & GERMANY

abbaesque_UKCD2

LCDMUTE144 (UK) / INT 826.737 (DE)
– Voulez Vous (Brain Stem Death Test Mix) [5:46]
– Lay All Your Love On Me (No Panties Mix) [5:10]
– Take A Chance On Me (Take A Trance On Me Mix) [13:24]
– SOS (Perimeter Mix) [5:17]


VIDEOS

Lay All Your Love On Me: Directed by Jan Kounen for HLA.


S.O.S.: Directed by Jan Kounen for HLA.


Take A Chance On Me: Directed by Philippe Gautier for Oil Factory.


Voulez Vous: Directed by Jan Kounen for HLA.

CREDITS
Written by Andersson/Ulvaeus except ‘SOS’ written by Andersson/Anderson/Ulvaeus.

Published by Bocu Music Ltd.

‘Take A Chance On Me’ rap written by MC Kinky.

Produced by Dave Bascombe.

Assisted by Dave Eringa at Konk and Ben Darlow at Nomis.

Recorded at Amsterdam and Konk studios.

‘Voulez Vous (Brain Stem Death Test Mix)’ mixed by Fortran 5.

‘Lay All Your Love On Me (No Panties Mix)’ mixed by Fortran 5.

‘Take A Chance On Me (Take A Trance On Me Mix)’ mixed by Philip Kelsey.

‘SOS (Perimeter Mix)’ mixed by Chris and Cosey.


Design by Me Company. Photography by Lewis Mulatero.

LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON ME

I wasn’t jealous before we met
Now every woman I see is a potential threat
And I’m possessive, it isn’t nice
You’ve heard me saying that smoking was my only vice

But now it isn’t true
Now everything is new
And all I’ve learned has overturned
I beg of you

Don’t go wasting your emotion
Lay all your love on me

It was like shooting a sitting duck
A little small talk, a smile, and baby I was stuck
I still don’t know what you’ve done with me
A grown-up woman should never fall so easily

I feel a kind of fear
When I don’t have you near
Unsatisfied, I skip my pride
I beg you dear

Don’t go wasting your emotion
Lay all your love on me

Don’t go sharing your devotion
Lay all your love on me

I’ve had a few little love affairs
They didn’t last very long and they’ve been pretty scarce
I used to think I was sensible
It makes the truth even more incomprehensible

‘Cause everything is new
And everything is you
And all I’ve learned has overturned
What can I do?

Don’t go wasting your emotion
Lay all your love on me

Don’t go sharing your devotion
Lay all your love on me

Don’t go wasting your emotion
Lay all your love on me

Don’t go sharing your devotion
Lay all your love on me

S.O.S.

Where are those happy days, they seem so hard to find?
I tried to reach for you, but you had closed your mind
Whatever happened to our love? I wish I understood
It used to be so nice, it used to be so good

So when you’re near me
Darling can’t you hear me?
S.O.S.
The love you gave me
Nothing else can save me
S.O.S.
When you’re gone
How can I even try to go on?
When you’re gone
Though I try how can I carry on?

You seem so far away, though you are standing near
You made me feel alive, but something died I fear
I really tried to make it out, I wish I understood
What happened to our love, it used to be so good?

So when you’re near me
Darling can’t you hear me?
S.O.S.

The love you gave me
Nothing else can save me
S.O.S.

When you’re gone
How can I even try to go on?
When you’re gone
Though I try how can I carry on?

So when you’re near me
Darling can’t you hear me?
S.O.S.

The love you gave me
Nothing else can save me
S.O.S.

When you’re gone
How can I even try to go on?
When you’re gone
Though I try how can I carry on?
When you’re gone
How can I even try to go on?
When you’re gone
Though I try how can I carry on?

TAKE A CHANCE ON ME

If you change your mind, I’m the first in line
Honey I’m still free, take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, and I’ll be around
If you’ve got no place to go, when you’re feeling down

If you’re all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I’m still free, take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best and it ain’t no lie
If you put me to the test, if you let me try

Take a chance on me
Take a chance on me

We can go dancing, we can go walking
As long as we’re together
Listen to some music, maybe just talking
Get to know you better

‘Cause you know I’ve got so much that I wanna do
When I dream I’m alone with you, it’s magic!
You wanted to leave me there, afraid of a love affair
But I think you know, that I can’t let go

If you change your mind, I’m the first in line
Honey I’m still free, take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, and I’ll be around
If you’ve got no place to go, when you’re feeling down

If you’re all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I’m still free, take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best and it ain’t no lie
If you put me to the test, if you let me try

Take a chance on me
Take a chance on me

Oh you can take your time baby, I’m in no hurry
I know I’m gonna get ya
You don’t wanna hurt me, baby don’t worry
I ain’t gonna let ya

Let me tell you now: my love is strong enough
To last when things are rough, it’s magic!
You say that I waste my time, but I can’t get you off my mind
No I can’t let go, ’cause I love you so

Hopping in
If you like what you’re seeing take a chance with me, ya!
You won’t be grabbed, if you’re feeling horny
Well, you’ve passes so you got to know this precious property
I don’t know the lads, so call me MC K
Nobody sits, understand me clearly
However hard he try, could he never own me
We all fit nice and just move freely
Special K, what he says all said carefully
Me not sit all along and just wait by phone
Not call me ’cause me never, never home ya
Machinegun as we get the wrong one
Master Mark, master Paul, mister Luke and John
If we like what we see we chance a situation
Nothing don’t pay nothing, maybe see what follow on
What a Jill may do if the right man come?
Hey reagge boat, come we just have a little fun!
Go now!

Baba-ba-ba-ba, baba-baba-ba-baba
Honey I’m still free, take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best and it ain’t no lie
If you put me to the test, if you let me try

If you’re all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I’m still free, take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best and it ain’t no lie
If you put me to the test, if you let me try

VOULEZ-VOUS

People everywhere
A sense of expectation hanging in the air
Giving out a spark
‘Cross the room your eyes are glowing in the dark

And here we go again, we know the start, we know the end
Masters of the scene
We’ve done it all before and now we’re back to get some more
You know what I mean

Voulez-vous?
Take it now or leave it
Now is all we get
Nothing promised, no regrets
Voulez-vous?
Ain’t no big decision
You know what to do
La question c’est voulez-vous?

Voulez-vous?

I know what you think
The girl means business, so I’ll offer her a drink
Feeling mighty proud
See you leave your table, pushing through the crowd

I’m really glad you came, you know the rules, you know the game
Master of the scene
We’ve done it all before and now we’re back to get some more
You know what I mean

Voulez-vous?
Take it now or leave it
Now is all we get
Nothing promised, no regrets

Voulez-vous?
Ain’t no big decision
You know what to do
La question c’est voulez-vous?

I’m really glad you came, you know the rules, you know the game
Master of the scene
We’ve done it all before and now we’re back to get some more
You know what I mean

Voulez-vous?
Take it now or leave it
Now is all we get
Nothing promised, no regrets

Voulez-vous?
Ain’t no big decision
You know what to do
La question c’est voulez-vous?

Voulez-vous?