ABBA song structure - who has experimented with this? (this is not about the Swedish pop band!)
I expect many clever comments about the amazing Swedish pop band here, and I will enjoy them all, but I am mostly interested to find out who out there has experimented with creating melodies/songs using this song structure or form. Perhaps this form is most widely understood to be called "marches" but many marches are not ABBA. I believe that "marches" here on thesession.org generally are generally in 4/4 time.
Some prime examples of ABBA melody form are Raglan Road, Roddy McCorley, Boys of Barre Na Sraide, or Lakes of Pontchartrain. In these examples, the songs can be in 4/4 or 3/4 time. The melody structure is ABBA in each case regardless of the meter. Therefore I think that this melody form is kind of unique in that it is not meter-based.
I have created a few melodies in this ABBA pattern and I was able to record a medley with some fine musical friends a few years ago. I would love to listen to other musical links posted here that are original melodies that follow this ABBA pattern. Here’s my link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CHZzhLkDtQ