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Originally, this was called "In The Arms Of Rozellita." Bjorn Ulvaeus, who wrote the song, liked the title but couldn't find a matching story, so it became "Chiquitita." (thanks, royi - Rishon Le Zion, Israel)
ABBA performed this song in 1979 at the Music for UNICEF Concert. ABBA donated half the proceeds from the song to UNICEF. (thanks, Vineeta - Rockville, MD)
Chiquitita, in Spanish, means "Very Little Girl." (thanks, Kyre - Atlanta, GA)
To facilitate a breakthrough in South America, ABBA recorded a Spanish-language version of this song, despite the fact the band had never learned the language. The Swedes sang the song phonetically and their efforts enhanced their popularity in a number of Latin America countries.
This song reached #1 in Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Rhodesia, South Africa, Spain and Switzerland. (thanks, Jerro - New Alexandria, PA)
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