“I Know There’s Something Going On” is a song by Swedish singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad, also known as Frida, who was one of the members of the iconic pop group ABBA. The song was released in August 1982 with “Threnody” on the B-side as the lead single from her third solo album “Something’s Going On.” The song was written by English musician Russ Ballard and produced by Phil Collins, who also played drums on the song and sung the backing vocals with Frida.
“I Know There’s Something Going On” is characterized by its rock-infused sound, a departure from the pop music for which Frida was known as a member of ABBA. The song features a prominent guitar riff, powerful vocals by Frida, and a dynamic arrangement. The song achieved commercial success, reaching the top ten on music charts in numerous countries. Frida’s powerful performance and the song’s rock edge added to its appeal.
The music video was directed by Stuart Orme and filmed in London, EJuly 1982. The video shows Frida in a relationship with a man who works as a photographer, that is seeing another woman who had modeled for him.
“I Know There’s Something Going On” remains a beloved track among fans of both Frida and ABBA. It showcased Frida’s versatility as an artist and her ability to explore different musical styles beyond the confines of pop music. The song is often celebrated for its rock sensibilities and Frida’s distinctive vocal delivery.
Frida – I Know There’s Something Going On – Lyrics