When You Really Loved Someone

Album: A (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • This was the first single to be released by Agnetha Fältskog in nine years. Her long hiatus ended after Swedish songwriter Jorgen Elofsson (Kelly Clarkson's "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)" and Britney Spears' "(You Drive Me) Crazy") turned up at Fältskog's house, hoping to play three songs that he had written for the former ABBA singer. "It was flattering," she told BBC News. "It really was. I just couldn't say 'no'. I really loved the songs from the beginning." The track was released for download on March 11, 2013.
  • Elofsson said regarding this song: "We wanted to make this as if Agnetha hadn't entered ABBA. We were interested in what she sounded like if she hadn't been in the group. And yet it's important that she comes across as we remember her to be."

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