Black and white portrait of Agnetha Fältskog.


A highly popular singer and songwriter in Sweden since she was 17, Agnetha Fältskog would score even bigger hits when she joined Polar. Mainly as a quarter of ABBA, but also with her solo recordings, the first of which was the Wrap Your Arms Around album, issued in 1983. Produced by Mike Chapman, fresh from his work with Blondie, the album spawned a hit with The Heat Is On, which reached number one in Sweden.

The same year Agnetha also enjoyed a Top 10 hit with It’s So Nice To Be Rich, the theme song from the Swedish movie P&B, before teaming up with 10cc member Eric Stewart, who produced 1985’s Eyes Of A Woman. The album, which was Agnetha’s final Polar release, spawned a hit with I Won’t Let You Go, written by Agnetha herself.

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