ABBA - As Good as New
Chris Chameleon: The thing is, you can't allow yourself to be dead serious all the time, especially when you’re going through a particularly dark time in your life. This is where this track hits the mark every time. I think that somewhere in the 90s the emphasis shifted towards being cool, and a lot of people forgot how to have fun. That is why Justin Timberlake, in spite of being really good, can't touch Michael Jackson, or even MC Hammer. Pulling your face into a pissed off expression and going on about how the world owes you something just won't make you feel good, man. You can get in some real good production and hit a kiff tune, but without the feel-good you're just cool, and then you get old and then you're not cool anymore, but you're still feeling like crap, and what good is that? So I recommend this ABBA tune, because it is cool and it feels good, and if it doesn't get you jumping up with a smile you either have no heart… or no legs!
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