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ABBA - Fernando (There Was Something In The Air That Night) FLAC album

Performer: ABBA
Genre: Pop music
Title: Fernando (There Was Something In The Air That Night)
Country: Sweden
Released: 1976
Style: Europop, Ballad
FLAC version ZIP size: 1753 mb
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WMA version ZIP size: 1781 mb
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Originally released as an Anni-Frid Lyngstad solo song in 1975, ABBA re-released this song in 1976 and eventually turned this into one of the best-selling songs of all time. It was written by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson. Ulvaeus recalled writing the song in the book 1000 UK Hits: That lyric is so banal and I didn’t like it. It was a love lyric, someone who loved Fernando, but I inherited the word ‘Fernando’ and I thought long and hard, what does Fernando tell me?

ABBA re-recorded this song in English with completely different lyrics in 1976, and it was their first non-album single, though it was a part of their album "Arrival" issued in Australia and New Zealand. In most other countries it was only on greatest hits compilations. Björn Ulvaeus said about the origin of this song, "I thought long and hard, what does Fernando tell me?. I was in my summerhouse one starry evening. and I thought of two old comrades from some guerrilla war in Mexico who would be sitting in the porch and reminiscing about what happened to them back then.

Fernando ‎(7", Single, Promo, Unofficial). RCA Victor (2). 10. 0482. Fernando ‎(7", Single, Sol).

Fernando (оригинал Abba). Фернандо (перевод mickushka). Can you hear the drums Fernando? Ты слышишь звуки барабанов, Фернандо? I remember long ago another starry night like this. Я помню, давным-давно была звёздная ночь, подобная этой. In the firelight Fernando. И в свете костра, Фернандо, You were humming to yourself and softly strumming your guitar. There was something in the air that night. Сияли звёзды, Фернандо, They were shining there for you and me. Они сияли для тебя и для меня, For liberty, Fernando. Ради свободы, Фернандо. Though I never thought that we could lose.

All formats Album CD CD Album CD Single CD Maxi Vinyl records LP 7 inchs 7 inchs (SP) 7 inchs (EP) 12 inchs 78 rpm 10 inchs DVD VHS Tape Clothing T-Shirt Others. Abba fernando there was something in the AIR that night.

ABBA then recorded an English version the following year. The song does not appear on any studio album, only greatest hits collections

ABBA – Fernando Lyrics. Can you hear the drums fernando? I remember long ago another starry night like this. You were humming to yourself and softly strumming your guitar. I could hear the distant drums. And sounds of bugle calls were coming from afar. They were closer now fernando. Every hour every minute seemed to last eternity. I was so afraid fernando. We were young and full of life and none of us prepared to die. And I'm not ashamed to say. The roar of guns and cannons almost made me cry. There was something in the air that night

This line is from the song "Fernando" by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus from the album Greatest Hits (1976). Memories can be a magical thing. And that's what "Fernando" is all about. The song is basically about two old Mexican revolutionaries (one's named Fernando) reminiscing about the good old days when they fought on the Rio Grande. There was something in the air. Liberty! Ah, memorie. eautiful memories. Now you may be wondering which war these ABBA guys are talking about? Well, we don't exactly know. The Mexican Revolution, which began in 1910? Or the Spanish Civil War in 1936? It's probably just any war in general where a guy might be named Fernando and someone could be hanging out on the Rio Grande. We promise not to think about it too much if you won't. Where you've heard it.


A Fernando 4:15
B Tropical Loveland 3:05

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polydor International GmbH
  • Published By – Wien-Melodie Musikverlag GmbH
  • Published By – MMS Musikverlag
  • Lacquer Cut At – Phonodisc GmbH


  • Producer – Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus*
  • Written-By – B. Andersson*, B. Ulvaeus*, S. Anderson*


℗ 1976 Polydor International Gmbh
Made in Switzerland

A Polar Music Production
A: Wien-Melodie Musikverlag GmbH
B: MMS-Musikverlag

Also released in a sleeve with different backside and a completely different sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): 2001 639 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): 2001 639 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): 2001 639 S1 320 4 16
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): 2001 639 S2 320 1.4 16 Made in Switzerland
  • Rights Society: ML
  • Other (Print date, on sleeve): 1376

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
POS 1224 ABBA Fernando ‎(7", Single, Sol) Polar POS 1224 Sweden 1976
101.80482 ABBA Fernando ‎(7", Single, Promo, Unofficial) RCA Victor 101.80482 Uruguay 1976
45-3346 ABBA Fernando / Rock Me ‎(7", Single, Styrene, Mon) Atlantic 45-3346 US 1976
MO 1582 ABBA Fernando ‎(7", Single) Carnaby MO 1582 Spain 1976
XAPBO-717, no ABBA Fernando ‎(7", Single, Sol) RCA Victor, Padisco XAPBO-717, no Panama 1976