"Honey, Honey" is a song by the Swedish pop group ABBA. It was released as the second single from their second studio album, Waterloo, after the success of the title track winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest. This was the last official recording by the group in their own language, and was released as the B-side of the Swedish "Waterloo" single. In its English format, "Honey, Honey" was released with "King Kong Song" as the B-side.
"Honey, Honey" was released in several European countries, the United States, Australia & New Zealand, but not in the UK. ABBA's British record label, Epic Records, decided to release a remixed version of "Ring Ring". But this single only reached No.32, so, instead, a cover version of "Honey, Honey" was recorded by the act Sweet Dreams, featuring vocalist Polly Brown, promptly hitting the UK top 10. The song spent 4 months in the top 5 in West Germany and also reached the top 5 in Austria, Spain and Switzerland. In the United States, "Honey, Honey" was moderately successful compared to the group's later singles. It reached No.27 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts; the 1st ABBA single to reach the AC chart. -- Wikipedia
The ABBA song Honey Honey was covered by ...
All cover versions with details (partly from Wikipedia)
- Sweet Dreams covered the song on their 1974 single "Honey Honey". Their version reached #10 in the UK and #14 in Ireland in 1974. In the U.S. the Sweet Dreams version debuted on the Hot 100 in Billboard two weeks prior to the ABBA original but ultimately lost out to the latter the peak of the Sweet Dreams version being #68.
- Arthur Greenslade covered it on his 1975 album "Arthur Greenslade & His Orchestra Play the Best of ABBA Instrumental Versions".
- Czech duo Hana Zagorová & Petr Rezek covered it on a 1975 single in Czechoslovakia.
- Finnish singer Monica Aspelund wrote her own lyrics for her rendering of "Honey, Honey" featured on her 1975 album Monika; this version was remade by Johanna Raunio on her self-titled 1994 album.
- Robin Workman, Chic Perryman, Paul Jansen & Paul Baker covered it on their 1976 album "Moog Plays ABBA".
- In 1981, an Urdu version titled "Kabhi, Kabhi" was released by Pakistani sisters Salma and Sabina Agha.
- Swedish country band Nashville Train covered it on their 1977 album "Abba Our Way".
- New Zealand alternative rock band Loves Ugly Children covered it on the 1995 compilation "ABBAsalutely: A Flying Nun Tribute to the Music of ABBA".
- Lisa Stokke, Eliza Lumley & Melissa Gibsoncovered it for the 1999 "Mamma Mia! The Musical Based on the Songs of ABBA".
- The 1999 compilation ABBA: A Tribute - The 25th Anniversary Celebration features a cover by Michael B. Tretow and his daughter Sofia. Michael Tretow was a recording engineer for ABBA during the group's career. This cover of the song is unique in that it features musical references to thirteen other ABBA songs interspersed within the melody.
- A hi-NRG/eurodance cover by Abbacadabra was released in the late 1990s through Almighty Records. It was most recently available on the 2008 compilation We Love ABBA: The Mamma Mia Dance Collection. On various P2P sharing sites, the song is often mistakenly labelled as being performed by the Swedish teen pop group A-Teens. An audio sample of the cover can be heard on the official Almighty Records website.
- Björn Again covered it on their 2000 album "Greatest Hits of ABBA: Live at the Royal Albert Hall".
- Abbaration covered it on their 2000 album "A Tribute to Abba".
- Pleasure Forever covered it on their 2007 album "Bodies Need Rest".
- Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Lilley & Rachel McDowall covered it for the 2008 "Mamma Mia - The Movie Soundtrack".