ABBA on television

A listing of every ABBA song, with every known appearance on television or other visual medium.

Song

Programme

Description

Al Andar Por Siempre ABBA montage
Andante, Andante    
Angeleyes    
Another Town, Another Train    
Arrival ABBA In Studio 2 (ABBA In Poland) October 1976 (over end credits)  
As Good As New    
Bang-A-Boomerang Promo clip April 1975 (reedited for More ABBA Gold videocassette 1993)  
Cassandra Show Express (West Germany) November 1982 (with cold ending)  
Chiquitita UNICEF concert January 1979 Black skin-tight with black puffy jackets
Official promo clip February 1979 Snowman behind ABBA
ABBA In Switzerland February 1979  
Alternate performance in Switzerland February 1979  Sitting around table
Musikladen (West Germany) 1979 (edited) White suits
Live - ABBA In Concert November 1979  
Chiquitita (Spanish version) Aplauso 79 (Spain) May 1979  
300 Millones (Spain) May 1979  
Conociendome, Conociendote Por Siempre ABBA  
Crazy World    
Dame! Dame! Dame! Aplauso 80 (Spain) 1980  Not a stage performance, but seated around interview table
Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)    
Dancing Queen The Best Of ABBA (Musikladen [West Germany]) January 1976 Velvet jumpsuits
Bandstand (Australia) March 1976 (also shown on Top Of The Pops [UK]) Blue satin suits
Promo clip mid 1976 (reedited with montage from other clips to promote ABBA Gold/for ABBA Gold vidoecassette 1992; reedited version reedited to include clips from the film Muriel's Wedding 1994) Velvet jumpsuits
Royal Wedding Gala June 1976 "Baroque" outfits
Disco (West Germany) 1976  
Don Kirschner's New Rock Concert (USA) October 1976 1974/75 tour costumes
Midnight Special (USA) October 1976 Kimonos
Wolfman Jack Show (Canada) October 1976 Kimonos
ABBA In Studio 2 (ABBA In Poland) October 1976 Kimonos
Live - ABBA - The Movie March 1977
Olivia! April 1978 (live) Frida frilly white lace, Agnetha white shirt over purple skin tight
ABBA In Japan October 1978  
Japanese TV October 1978 Black skin tight with black puffy jackets
Japanese TV October 1978 Black skin tight with black puffy jackets
Live - ABBA In Concert November 1979  
The Day Before You Came Promo clip September 1982  
Show Express (West Germany) November 1982 (with cold ending)
Disillusion    
Does Your Mother Know ABBA In Switzerland February 1979 (early version)
Promo clip 1979 White skin tight
Aplauso 79 (Spain) May 1979  
300 Millones (Spain) May 1979  
Live - ABBA In Concert November 1979  
Dum Dum Diddle Live - ABBA-dabba-dooo!! 1976 Arrival overalls
Eagle ABBA - The Movie 1977  
Promo clip April 1978 Fox & rabbit tunics
James Last's Star Parade (West Germany) April 1978  - edited/segues into Thank You For The Music Frida white frills, Agnetha white shirt over purples skin tight
ABBA In Japan October 1978  
ABBA In Switzerland February 1979 (over footage of hot air balloons)  
Live - ABBA In Concert November 1979 (bit)  
Elaine    
Estoy Soñando Promo clip September 1979  
Felicidad Promo clip November 1980  
Fernando Promo clip February 1976 White peasant dresses with small floral pattern
The Best Of ABBA (Musikladen [West Germany]) January 1976 (alternate mix) White peasant dresses with small floral pattern
The Best Of ABBA (ABBA In Australia) March 1976 White peasant dresses with small floral pattern
Top Of The Pops (UK) March 1976 (rerecorded backing, live vocals) White peasant dresses with small floral pattern
The Dinah Shore Show (USA) October 1976 Blue satin suits
Don Kirschner's New Rock Concert (USA) October 1976 Arrival overalls
Wonderama (USA) October 1976 Kimonos
Midnight Special (USA) October 1976 (live) Kimonos
Wolfman Jack Show (Canada) October 1976 Kimonos
ABBA In Studio 2 (ABBA In Poland) October 1976 Arrival overalls
ABBA In Studio 2 (ABBA In Poland) October 1976 Black & white flapper dresses
Live - ABBA - The Movie March 1977
Olivia! April 1978 (live) Frida white frilly lace, Agnetha white shirt over purple skin tight
ABBA In Japan October 1978
Fernando (Spanish)    
Get On The Carousel Live - ABBA The Movie March 1977  
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) Promo clip September 1979  
Live - ABBA In Concert November 1979  
Live - Dick Cavett Meets ABBA April 1981  
Gonna Sing You My Lovesong    
Gracias Por La Musica Por Siempre ABBA  
Happy Hawaii Cartoon film made 1977 but never screened  
Happy New Year Promo clip November 1980
Swedish TV December 1980) Purple and pink suits
French TV December 1980 (same performance as above Swedish TV with different introductions Purple and pink suits
Hasta Mañana Señores y Señoras (Spain) May 1974 (in black & white)  
The Best Of ABBA (ABBA In Australia) March 1976 Cat dresses
Hasta Mañana (Spanish)    
He Is Your Brother Live - ABBA - The Movie March 1977  
UNICEF concert January 1979 - all-star singalong Black skin tight with black puffy jackets
Head Over Heels Promo clip January 1982  
Hey, Hey Helen Don Kirschner's Rock Concert (USA) November 1975 1974/75 tour outfits
Hole In Your Soul Intro played over opening ABBA - The Movie 1977 Over footage of Qantas plane flying over Sydney
ABBA In Switzerland February 1979  Over footage of ABBA ice skating
Live - ABBA In Concert November 1979  
Honey, Honey ? 1974 (often thought as "official promo clip" - poss one of the 1974 performances listed below)  
Die actuelle Schaubude (West Germany) 1974  
Señores y Señoras (Spain) May 1974 (in black & white)  
James Last's Star Parade (West Germany) June 1974  
Austrian TV 1974  
Ein Kessel Buntes (German Democratic Republic) December 1974  
Disco (West Germany) 1974/75?  
The Best Of ABBA (Musikladen [West Germany]) January 76 Blue satin suits (without jackets)
The Best Of ABBA (ABBA In Australia) March 1976 White peasant dresses with small floral pattern
Honey, Honey (Swedish)    
Hovas Vittne Filmed performance for Stig’s birthday party January 1981, shown on Här är det liv for Stig Anderson (Sweden) January1986 Waterloo costumes
I Am Just A Girl    
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do Promo clip April 1975
Eddy-Go-Round (Netherlands) 1975 Frida off-the-shoulder leopard print
Disco (West Germany) (West Germany) 1975  
Made In Sweden 1975 (picnic)  
Disco (West Germany) 1975  
American Bandstand (USA) November 1975 Cat dresses
The Best Of ABBA (ABBA In Australia) March 1976 Blue satin suits
I Have A Dream 300 Millones (Spain) May 1979  
Live - ABBA In Concert November 1979  
Live - full performance used as official promo clip 1979  
Late Late Breakfast Show (UK) December 1982 (last TV appearance)  
I Let The Music Speak    
I Saw it In the Mirror    
I Wonder (Departure)    
I’m A Marionette Live - ABBA - The Movie March 1977  
If It Wasn't For The Nights ABBA in Japan October 1978 (edited, remixed) Black skin tight with black puffy jackets
Mike Yarwood Show (UK) November 1978 (edited) Black skin tight with black puffy jackets
Intermezzo no. 1 Background music, Made In Sweden 1975
Live - ABBA - The Movie March 1977  
Background music during credits of ABBA Music Show videocassettes 1981  
I've Been Waiting For You Nygammalt (Sweden) 1974 1974/75 tour costumes
The Best Of ABBA (Musikladen [West Germany]) January 1976 White peasant dresses with small floral pattern
Live - ABBA - The Movie March 1977
The King Has Lost His Crown ABBA In Switzerland February 1979 (alternate mix)  
King Kong Song    
Kisses Of Fire ABBA In Switzerland February 1979 (early mix)  
Knowing Me, Knowing You ABBA-dabba-dooo!! 1976  On sailboat
ABBA In Studio 2 (ABBA In Poland) October 1976 Arrival overalls
Promo clip January 1977  In snow, Frida with big fur coat
ABBA In Japan October 1978  
Live - ABBA In Concert November 1979  
Live - Dick Cavett Meets ABBA April 1981  
Lay All Your Love On Me Montage of previous clips made by Epic Records (UK) 1981  
Like An Angel Passing Through My Room    
Love Isn't Easy (But it sure is hard enough) Danish TV 1973  
Lovelight    
Lovers (Live A Little Longer) ABBA In Switzerland February 1979 (early mix)  
Mamma Mia Promo clip April 1975 1974/74 tour costumes
Don Kirschner's Rock Concert (USA) November 1975 1974/75 tour costumes
Made In Sweden 1975  
Disco (West Germany) 1975  
Top Of The Pops (UK) January 1976 (rerecorded backing, live vocals) Blue satin suits
The Best Of ABBA (Musikladen [West Germany]) January 1976  
Bandstand (Australia) March 1976 Blue satin suits
The Best Of ABBA (ABBA In Australia) March 1976 Cat dresses
Don Kirschner's New Rock Concert (USA) October 1976 Arrival jumpsuits
Midnight Special (USA) October 1976 (live) Kimonos
Wonderama (USA) October 1976 Kimonos
Live - ABBA - The Movie March 1977  
ABBA In Switzerland February 1979  Over footage of children skiing
Mamma Mia (Spanish)    
Man In The Middle    
Me and Bobby and Bobby's Brother    
Me And I Live - Dick Cavett Meets ABBA April 1981  
Merry-Go-Round    
Money, Money, Money ABBA-dabba-dooo!!  1976 Black & white flapper dresses
Promo clip 1976 Kimonos and street clothes
Disco (West Germany) 1976 Black & white flapper dresses
ABBA In Studio 2 (ABBA In Poland) October 1976 Black & white flapper dresses
Cartoon film made 1977 but not screened/excerpt screened on The Money Programme (UK) 1983, also A For ABBA (UK) 1993?  
Live- ABBA - The Movie March 1977  
ABBA In Japan October 1978 (live with studio orchestra)  
Move On    
My Love My Life ABBA-dabba-dooo!! 1976  
ABBA In Studio 2 (ABBA In Poland) October 1976 Kimonos
My Mama Said    
The Name Of The Game Promo clip 1977 (B&W/colour) (also an early "rough edit" version in full colour, shown in Europe)  
ABBA - The Movie 1977  
Japanese TV show October 1978  
ABBA In Switzerland February 1979 (over footage of ABBA skiing)
National commercials 5 different 60 second television commercials (Australia) August? 1976  
Nina Pretty Ballerina ABBA In Studio 2 (ABBA In Poland)  October 1976 Montage
No Hay A Quien Culpar Promo clip August and November? 1981 Frida green/Agnetha red jeweled dresses
On And On And On Slide presentation made by Anders Hanser used as official promo clip (with additional verse & chorus) 1980 (reedited for More ABBA Gold videocassette [without additional verse, but same length] 1993) Various 1979 tour costumes
Show Express (West Germany) December 1980 Purple and pink suits
Show Express (West Germany) December 1980  
Live - Dick Cavett Meets ABBA April 1981
One Man, One Woman Promo clip April 1978  
One Of Us Promo clip November 1981 (also alternate version with slightly different "fan" effect, shown in West Germany)  
Our Last Summer    
People Need Love Disco (West Germany) 1973  With Inga Brundin replacing Agnetha
Austrian TV 1973  With Inga Brundin replacing Agnetha
The Piper    
Reina Danzante    
Ring Ring (1973 standard version) Austrian TV 1973  Standing around low chandelier; with Inga Brundin replacing Agnetha
Filmed at TV-byen (Denmark) 1973 (not screened until 1999) Black and silver sequined costumes
The Best Of ABBA (ABBA In Australia) March 1976 Cat dresses
Overdubbed on 1974 promo clip (originally with 1974 single remix) for ABBA Video Biography vidoecassette 1989 Frida lizard skin, Agnetha red top/pants/flares with large sequins, Björn cape, Benny puffy shirt with large feather
Ring Ring (Swedish) Melodifestivalen February 1973, though no known copy exists  
Chorus played over credits of The Best Of ABBA (Musikladen [West Germany]) January 1976  
Ring Ring (German)    
Ring Ring (1974 single remix) Promo clip August 1974 Frida lizard skin, Agnetha red top/pants/flares with large sequins, Björn cape, Benny puffy shirt with large feather
Tommy Cooper show 1974 (rerecorded backing, live vocals) Frida lizard skin, Agnetha red top/pants/flares with large sequins, Björn cape, Benny puffy shirt with large feather
Ring Ring (1974 US LP remix) Señores y Señoras (Spain) May 1974 (in black & white) Waterloo costumes 
Rock Me Don Kirschner's Rock Concert (USA) November 1975 1974/75 tour costumes
The Best Of ABBA (Musikladen [West Germany]) January 1976 Denim
The Best Of ABBA (ABBA In Australia) March 1976 Blue satin suits
Don Kirschner's New Rock Concert (USA) October 1976 Arrival jumpsuits
Live - ABBA - The Movie March 1977  
Rock'n Roll Band    
Santa Rosa    
Should I Laugh Or Cry    
She's My Kind Of Girl In the film The Seduction Of Inga  
Sitting In The Palmtree    
Slipping Through My Fingers Live - Dick Cavett Meets ABBA April 1981  
So Long ? 1974 (possibly one of the 1974 performances below)  
Austrian TV 1974  
Ein Kessel Buntes (German Democratic Republic) December 1974  
Disco (West Germany) 1974/75?  
Omkring et flygel (Denmark) May 1975  
Made In Sweden 1975 Cat dresses without long skirts
The Best Of ABBA (Musikladen [West Germany]) January 1976  
The Best Of ABBA (ABBA In Australia) March 1976 Velvet jumpsuits
Live - ABBA - The Movie March 1977  
Soldiers
SOS Omkring et flygel (Denmark) May 1975
Musikladen (West Germany) 1975 (with live vocals) (also in The Best Of ABBA [Musikladen] 1976)  Cat dresses without long skirts
Seaside Special (UK) 1975 (live vocals)
? 1975 Outdoors on Viggsö in casual clothes
Don Kirschner's Rock Concert (USA) November 1975 1974/74 tour costumes
NBC’s Saturday Night (USA) November 1975 (with live vocals) 1974/75 tour costumes
American Bandstand  (USA) November 1975 Cat dresses without long skirts
Dinah! (USA) November 1975 Cat dresses
The Best Of ABBA (ABBA In Australia) March 1976 Velvet jumpsuits
ABBA In Studio 2 (ABBA In Poland) October 1976 (Björn, Benny & Frida on one plane, Agnetha on another)  
Wonderama (USA) October 1976 Kimonos
Wolfman Jack Show (Canada) October 1976 Blue satin suits; song edited
Live - ABBA - The Movie March 1977  
ABBA In Japan October 1978 (live with studio orchestra)  
Summer Night City Promo clip 1978  
ABBA In Japan October 1978  Red & green fox & rabbit tunics (only shown in bottom corner of screen, with travelogue footage of Sweden)
Japanese TV October 1978 Black skin tight, girls not wearing black puffy jackets
Japanese TV October 1978
Live - ABBA In Concert November 1979
Live - Dick Cavett Meets ABBA April 1981
Super Trouper Promo clip October 1980 Super Trouper white clothes
Show Express (West Germany) December 1980 Purple and pink suits
Stars (France) 1980  
Live - Dick Cavett Meets ABBA April 1981
Suzy-Hang-Around    
Take A Chance On Me Promo clip January 1978  
Am laufenden Band (West Germany) February 1978 Fox and rabbit tunics
Olivia! April 1978 (live) Frida white frilly lace, Agnetha white shirt over purple skin tight
James Last's Star Parade (West Germany) May 1978 (with "choral" ending) Frida white frilly lace, Agnetha white shirt over purple skin tight
ABBA In Japan October 1978  
Japanese TV show October 1978 Black skin tight with black puffy jackets
ABBA In Switzerland February 1979  
Thank You For The Music ABBA - The Movie 1977 (alternate mix)  
Jimm'll Fix It (UK) 1978 (with 2 young girls)  
Am laufenden Band (West Germany) February 1978 (part of song only) Fox and rabbit tunics
Promo clip April 1978 Fox and rabbit tunics
Olivia!! April 1978 (live with Andy Gibb, Olivia Newton-John, chorus only) Frida white frilly lace, Agnetha white shirt over purple skin tight
James Last's Star Parade (West Germany) April 1978 (segue in from Eagle) Frida white frilly lace, Agnetha white shirt over purple skin tight
ABBA In Japan October 1978 (live with studio orchestra)  
Japanese TV show October 1978 Black skin tight with black puffy jackets
Mike Yarwood Show December 1978 (live or remixed?) Skin tight covered with sequins
ABBA In Switzerland February 1979  
Live - Dick Cavett Meets ABBA April 1981  
Late Late Breakfast Show (UK) November 1982 (live, broadcast cut off song before the end)  
Nöjesmaskinen (Sweden) November 1982 (live)
That's Me Promo clip 1977 (inlcudes bits from Money, Money, Money and Knowing Me, Knowing You clips)
ABBA In Japan October 1978
Tiger ABBA-dabba-dooo!! 1976 Denim & t-shirts, driving around in car
ABBA In Studio 2 (ABBA In Poland) October 1976 Arrival jumpsuits
Live - ABBA - The Movie March 1977  
ABBA In Japan October 1978  
Tivedshambo Här är det liv for Stig Anderson (Sweden) January1986  
Tropical Loveland The Best Of ABBA (Musikladen [West Germany]) January 1976 Denim
The Best Of ABBA (ABBA In Australia) March 1976 (TV studio performance) Cat dresses
ABBA In Australia (international version) March 1976 (also on ABBA From The Beginning October 1976) Outdoor footage - boomerang throwing, eating at barbecue, travelling on boat
Two For The Price Of One Live - Dick Cavett Meets ABBA April 1981  
Under Attack Promo clip November 1982  
Show Express (West Germany) November 1982 (with cold ending)  
Nöjesmaskinen (Sweden) November 1982 (with cold ending)  
Late Late Breakfast Show (UK) December 1982 (with cold ending - last TV appearance)  
The Visitors    
Voulez-Vous Promo clip 1979 (reedited with montage from other clips to promote ABBA Gold 1992)  
Aplauso 79 (Spain) May 1979  
300 Millones (Spain) May 1979  
Live - ABBA In Concert November 1979  
Watch Out    
Waterloo Eurovision Song Contest April 1974 (live vocals, 2 performances) Waterloo costumes
Top Of The Pops (UK) April 1974 (rerecorded backing, live vocals) Waterloo costumes
Señores y Señoras (Spain) May 1974 (in black & white)  
West German/Dutch TV show 1974  In front of house 
West German TV show 1974 Waterloo costumes, in castle grounds)
James Last's Star Parade (West Germany) June 1974  
Ein Kessel Buntes (German Democratic Republic) December 1974 Benny standing without piano
Top Of The Pops (UK) August 1974 (rerecorded backing, live vocals) Agnetha pink outfit with heart cut out of stomach
Seaside Special (UK) 1975
NBC’s Saturday Night (USA) November 1975 1974/75 tour costumes
Don Kirschner's Rock Concert (USA) November 1975 1974/75 tour costumes
Top Of The Pops (UK) December 1974 (rerecorded backing, live vocals) Frida black dress, Agnetha red dress
The Best Of ABBA (Musikladen [West Germany]) January 1976 Denim
The Best Of ABBA (ABBA In Australia) March 1976 Cat dresses with skirts ripped off at start of song
ABBA In Studio 2 (ABBA In Poland) October 1976 (over footage of ABBA/planes at airport to depart to Poland)  
Live - ABBA - The Movie March 1977  
ABBA In Japan October 1978  
Live - ABBA In Concert November 1979 (bit)  
Waterloo (French)    
Waterloo (German) German TV 1974 Frida lizard skin, Agnetha red top/pants/flares with large sequins, Björn cape, Benny puffy shirt with large feather
Ein Kessel Buntes (German Democratic Republic) December 1974 (part of song only)  
Waterloo (Swedish) Melodifestivalen February 1974 Waterloo outfits
The Way Old Friends Do Live - ABBA In Concert (USA and Japan only) November 1979 (also edited, shown in Words & Music 1980)  
What About Livingstone    
When All Is Said And Done Promo clip August 1981 (alternate mix, overdubbed with released version for More ABBA Gold videocassette 1993)  
When I Kissed The Teacher ABBA-dabba-dooo!! 1976 (alternate mix, overdubbed with released version for More ABBA Gold videocassette 1993)  
ABBA In Studio 2 (ABBA In Poland) October 1976 Arrival jumpsuits
Live - ABBA - The Movie March 1977  
Why Did It Have To Be Me Live - ABBA-dabba-dooo!! 1976 Kimonos
Live - ABBA - The Movie March 1977  
The Winner Takes It All Promo clip July 1980  
Show Express (West Germany) December 1980 Purple and pink suits
French TV December 1980  
You Owe Me One    
Åh vilka tider    

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