Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
by ABBA

Album: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (1979)
Charted: 3

Songfacts®:

  • This was arguably ABBA's most influential track as its emphasis on electronics made it a very important record for techno musicians in the post-disco era.
  • This reached #1 in Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland and Switzerland.
  • Madonna's "Hung Up" is based on this track, and Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson are included in its songwriting credits. The only previous time ABBA had allowed one of their songs to be sampled was in 1996 when they allowed the Fugees to sample the bass and synthesizer of 1977's "The Name Of The Game" for their 1996 hit "Rumble in the Jungle." Madonna begged the ABBA songwriters for permission to sample this song and sent an emissary to Stockholm telling them how much she liked their music.

Comments: 8

  • Melinda from AustraliaThis is the best ABBA song. EVER. The intro gets me every time. When I heard Madonnas song Hung Up I knew immediately she’s nicked the intro from this ABBA song . But I also at first I thought it was Giorgio Moroda. The Italian DJ, record producer and singer. The intro certainly sounds like his touch. But I don’t think he was involved in this song. Donna Summer songs had his involvement. And lots of others in the 1970’s.
  • Luke from Manchester, UkDon - San Antonio
    If you do not think this is music, I pity you.
  • Kent from Greensburg, PaI always thought the synthesizer sounded like something from a video game.
  • Paula from Laredo, TxIf you like housecleaning, which I don't, this song makes it bearable. I love ABBA!
  • Shamomo Apolo Onono from Liverpool, OhThis is one of my favorite ABBA songs ever!
  • Patrickman from Makati City, Otherthis song contains one of the most hypnotic bass line ever!
  • Don from San Antonio, TxI don't think this IS music...can someone straighten me out on this? And watching those guys sing backup (ABBA Live) on this particuler track is disturbing.
  • Guy from Woodinville, WaHa, I think many Madonna fans who would probably belittle ABBA music would be enlightened to learn that Madonna "begged ABBA for permission" and how much she liked their music.
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