“One of Us” is a pop song by the Swedish group ABBA. It was released in December 1981 with “Should I Laugh or Cry” on the B-side as the lead single from their eighth studio album, “The Visitors.” The song is notable for its emotional and reflective sound, and it’s one of the tracks from ABBA’s later period.
“One of Us” features the distinctive vocal harmonies of Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and it’s characterized by its introspective lyrics and melody. The song’s production retains some of ABBA’s signature pop elements, but it also reflects a more mature and contemplative approach to their music. The lyrics of “One of Us” convey themes of heartbreak and regret following the end of a relationship. The song’s narrator reflects on the past and expresses a sense of longing and vulnerability. The chorus, with its melodic and harmonious delivery, adds to the song’s emotional and reflective quality.
“One of Us” was a commercial success for ABBA. It topped the music charts in various countries, including Germany and France. In the UK, the single peaked at #3. “One of Us” remains a notable part of their later discography. The song’s emotional and reflective sound made it a distinctive entry in the ABBA catalog and contributed to its enduring popularity.