The ABBA song "Chiquitita" covered by

"Chiquitita" (a Spanish term of endearment for a woman meaning "little one") is a song recorded by Swedish pop group ABBA. It was released in January 1979 as the first single from the group's Voulez-Vous album. Originally, the track "If It Wasn't for the Nights" was going to be the album's lead single, but after "Chiquitita" was completed those plans were abandoned, and it would remain an album track.
The song proved to be one of ABBA's biggest hits. It was featured in a 1979 UNICEF charity event, the Music for UNICEF Concert, broadcast worldwide from the United Nations General Assembly. As a direct result of this event, ABBA donated half of all royalties from the song to UNICEF. "Chiquitita" hit #1 in Belgium, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, Mexico, South Africa and Rhodesia, and was a Top 5 hit in ABBA's native Sweden, the United Kingdom (peaking at #2 in both countries where Blondie's "Heart of Glass" was occupying the top spot), Australia, West Germany and Norway, making it the most successful single from the Voulez-Vous album in terms of global charts and one of the most famous charity songs ever. To this day, 50% of the proceeds from the song go to UNICEF in recognition of the "International Year of the Child" in 1979. In Great Britain, "Chiquitita" debuted at #8 in the singles chart, making it the highest place debut for any ABBA single release.
Many preliminary versions of "Chiquitita" exist. It had working titles of "Kålsupare", "3 Wise Guys", "Chiquitita Angelina" and "In The Arms of Rosalita". A revised version, which had a sound that was influenced by the Peruvian song "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)" performed by Simon and Garfunkel, was recorded in December 1978 and released as a single in January 1979. With the success of the English version, ABBA also recorded "Chiquitita" in Spanish by phonetics, and it was one of the featured tracks on the Spanish-language release Gracias Por La Música. -- Wikipedia

The ABBA song Chiquitita was covered by ...

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  • Tupa's Band covered it on their 1979 album "Explosion de exitos Vol. VII".
  • Jørgen Ingmann covered it on his 1979 compilation "Jørgen Ingmann's Hitparade Vol.2".
  • Stanley Black covered it on his 1979 album "Digital Magic".
  • Conquistador covered it on their 1980 album "South American Magic".
  • Max Greger covered it on her 1995 album "Die goldene Tanzplatte".
  • E-Rotic covered it on their 1997 album "Thank You for the Music".
  • Sinead O'Connor covered it on her 1999 album "Across the Bridge of Hope".
  • Stephen Gately covered it for the 1999 compilation "Abbamania".
  • Abbaration covered it on their 2000 album "A Tribute to ABBA".
  • Spiral Tower covered it for the 2001 compilation "A Tribute to ABBA".
  • Dana Winner covered it as part of an ABBA medley in her 2002 album "Unforgettable Too".
  • Lucy Diakovska covered it on the 2005 tribute album "ABBA Mania".
  • Wing covered it on her 2006 album "Dancing Queen".
  • Riff/Raff (german band) covered it on their 2006 album "AB/BA - Rock 'n' Roll Mutation Vol.1".
  • First Aid Kit covered it live at Falls Festival 2012.
  • Siddhi J Sundt covered it on his 2012 album "ABBA Classics".


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