DJ Sue

DJ Sue
Welcome to my blog. I’m a DJ in Second Life and I find myself discussing the music I’m playing with many of those in attendance at my shows. Unfortunately, when I am busy DJing, I can’t participate and discuss the music as fully as I would like. I’m hoping this blog can help change that. Look here before my set to see if I might be playing something interesting today or maybe after to see if discussion on a topic might continue. You are invited to join in the conversation and leave comments.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


What can I say?  I can’t even come close to scratching the surface on all that could be said in a single blog post.  If you were alive anywhere on the planet in the 70s, you remember ABBA.  Some of us associate the name with the exotic or Swedish, others recall the flashy clothing, yet others are brought back to the disco floor.  For a decade Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Usually just referred to as “Frida”) dominated the international charts.  If you note the bold letters, their name was derived from the first initial of each of their first names. Bjorn and Agnetha were a married couple as Benny and Frida would eventually become.

Last week, a bunch of us were at AWT during one of my sets and the subject of ABBA came up.  By popular demand, a date and time slot was chosen and today I will be Djing a show dedicated to ABBA at 2 PM Second Life time.  (Pacific Time, USA)

All four displayed great talent before forming ABBA in 1972 in their native Sweden.  Agnetha had a #1 record in Sweden at age 17 (1967), which I will play during my set today.  Benny was a member of the Hep Stars, known as the Swedish Beatles, at age 18.  Bjorn was a member of the Hootenanny Singers, a Swedish folk group, at the age of 18 too.  Frida had a rather successful solo career for about five years before forming ABBA.

Their breakthrough came when they entered their song, “Waterloo,” into the Eurovision competition in 1973.  It eventually won and Europe had its new sensation.  It didn’t take the rest of the world long to hear about ABBA.  They topped the charts worldwide until their break up in 1983 and sold over 375 million records.  They still sell upwards of 3 million a year and are inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Both couples were divorced prior to ABBA’s break up.  They went on to successful careers both as performers and writers.  In 2000, they are reported to have turned down a 1 billion US dollar deal to do a reunion tour.  It wasn’t until 2004 that all four members were seen together briefly.  There have been a few other occasions where they have come together briefly in public, including the premier of the movie Mama Mia, originally a musical stage production.  Mama Mia has helped keep their music popular today.

1 comment:

  1. Here is the set list showing what I actually played that day during the ABBA set. Note that I did play Birthday by the Beatles unexpectedly. It turned out it was Wynter's birthday. The opening song, My Sweetheart is my theme song.

    14:01 : Focus - My Sweetheart
    14:05 : ABBA - Take A Chance On Me
    14:09 : ABBA - Waterloo
    14:11 : ABBA - Dancing Queen (DJ Mixmotta Remix 2009)
    14:19 : ABBA - Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton / On Top Of Old Smokey / Midnight Special
    14:23 : ABBA - S.O.S.
    14:26 : ABBA - Mamma Mia
    14:30 : ABBA - Rock'N'Roll Band
    14:33 : ABBA - Chiquitita
    14:38 : The Beatles - Birthday
    14:41 : ABBA - The Name Of The Game
    14:45 : ABBA - Knowing Me, Knowing You
    14:49 : ABBA - King Kong Song
    14:52 : ABBA - Does Your Mother Know
    14:55 : ABBA - Kisses Of Fire
    14:58 : ABBA - Money, Money, Money
    15:01 : Agnetha Fältskog - Jag Var Så Kär
    15:04 : ABBA - Voulez Vous
    15:08 : ABBA - Rock Me
    15:11 : ABBA - Super Trouper
    15:15 : ABBA - The Winner Takes It All
    15:20 : ABBA - Fernando
    15:24 : ABBA - Bang-A-Boomerang
    15:27 : ABBA - When I Kissed The Teacher
    15:30 : ABBA - Waterloo (Swedish Version)
    15:33 : ABBA - Summer Night City
    15:36 : ABBA - Dancing Queen
    15:40 : ABBA - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
    15:45 : ABBA - The Piper
    15:48 : ABBA - Lay All Your Love On Me
    15:53 : ABBA - One Of Us
    15:56 : ABBA - Thank You For The Music