celebrating 40+ years of motorcycling

ABBA: A motorcycling legacy.

In an idle moment once, it occurred to me that the songs of ABBA probably were, in many cases, motorcycling songs, but that music critics of the time totally failed to notice this connection.

Witness, if you will, the following examples. I’m sure there are more.

Bling, Bling, why don’t you give me a call?
Watercooled.
Money, money, money
Shine (see “Bling, Bling”)
Rocket III Me
Mama Mito
The winner takes it all

And so on…

Interesting, don’t you think? The Swedish superstars were embedding subliminal motorcycling messages in their songs. Is it any wonder, then, that motorcycle sales skyrocketted in the 70’s? And here we were thinking that it had something to do with the 1973 oil crisis. Silly people.