It’s been a long time since I had a song affect me like this one has.
I was never an ABBA fan, but the other night, whilst listening to an “oldies” radio station, in the wee small hours, this song came on. I was blown away by it. I had no idea who was singing. I had no idea what the words were – I was half-asleep. It almost sounded all Spanish to me, but I finally got up and wrote down “New song Chiqua Vita” as a possible name for it. I turned on my computer and began my search.
I tried going to the radio station’s web site but I had a lot of trouble navigating that web page. After about 25 minutes of no luck, I clicked on a link there and up popped their play-list for the night… and half-way down it was “Chiquitita” and I knew it MUST BE IT.
Then I googled “Chiquitita” and found it was sung by ABBA.
I had never heard this song before. I had heard lots of other ABBA songs but I was more a folk-song follower and not pop music at all. When I played it for Paul, he said he’d heard it before. But not I!
I am still, now two weeks into this love affair, totally enraptured of this song as sung by ABBA.
Of course, I went right to amazon and ordered the CD. Not a night goes by that I don’t listen to it before going to sleep. Oh my. I hope the little video below works. I’ve just now found it online and wanted to share.
It sounds a lot better on my Bose than on my laptop,(however, if I plug my headphones into my laptop, it increases the quality by 1000%) but still, I think this is one of the most inspirational and uplifting songs I’ve ever heard.
“Try once more, like you did before,
Sing a new song, Chiquitita!”
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“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”