Happy New Year PROMO

Filmed 3-5 & 8 October 1980  

Location Europa Film Studios, Tappvägen 24, Stockholm, Sweden
Polar Music office, Baldersgatan 1, Stockholm, Sweden and
Lasse Hallström's old apartment (Karlavägen 83), Stockholm, Sweden
Broadcast (hundreds of times!)
Released This clip has been released on ABBA - The Definitive Collection
The footage of Björn and Agnetha was taken in Lasse Hallström's apartment; the close-up singing shots (in the pink/purple/blue shiny suits) were filmed in the Polar offices.

The party footage was shot at the same time as that of the Super Trouper PROMO only the circus performers were replaced with balloons.

There is differing party footage included in the PROMOS Super Trouper, Felicidad and Happy New Year (even more different footage was shown briefly in ABBA - Words and Music

An official 'Millenium edit' video was produced at the end of 1999 as one of Polygram's last projects. It was used for the 1999 single.

Compare 'Happy New Year' and 'Felicidad' here (with clever use of the pause/play button!):

           Happy New Year                                                           Felicidad                                                 Millenium edit

Duration approximately 4½ minutes
Watch Out For

Björn Skifs in a yellow and black spotted hard hat and Tomas Ledin giving Görel Hanser a piggy-back!

Note that the highest picture on the wall above Agnetha's head is one of those put on the wall in the One Of Us PROMO.

Lyrics Click on song title for the song lyrics and recording information: Happy New Year  
Pictures Click on image for a larger view:

Related Links Super Trouper PROMO, 1980; Felicidad PROMO, 1980; ABBA - Words & Music, 1980  
Credits Thanks to Enrique Soriano and Alex Jones.
YouTube links c/o and