The winner Takes it all by ABBA

"The Winner Takes It All" is a song recorded by the Swedish pop group ABBA. This page provides information about the song and links to the lyrics and the official video.

The winner Takes it all by ABBA


Intermediate and advanced students.

Facts about the song

  • Song:
    The winner Takes it all

  • Album:
    Super Trouper
  • Date of release:
    21 July 1980
  • Genre:
    Pop, soft rocK
  • Length of the song:
    4 minutes and 54 seconds.
  • Writers:
    Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
  • Produced by:
    Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus

Interesting information about the song

The lyrics to the song were thought to mirror the divorce between Ulvaeus and Fältskog in 1979, similar to the 1981 song "When All Is Said and Done", in which Ulvaeus deals with the divorce between Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson in 1981.

Ulvaeus denies the song is about his and Fältskog's divorce, saying the basis of the song "is the experience of a divorce, but it's fiction. There wasn't a winner or a loser in our case. A lot of people think it's straight out of reality, but it's not".

The video

The Video

The lyrics

Full lyrics of this song

Language points

The song includes many interesting language points:

Eexpressions that may be useful to students:

  • I don't wanna talk
    About things we've gone through
    Though it's hurting me
    Now it's history
    I've played all my cards
    And that's what you've done too
    Nothing more to say
    No more ace to play

Source: Wikipedia

More lyrics here