“Waterloo” was Swedish pop group ABBA’s breakout song and also the first single to be released under the name “ABBA” It won the nineteenth annual Eurovision Song Contest broadcast from The Dome in Brighton in 1974 .
In England, the song peaked to No. 1 on 4 May 1974 and it sold nearly six million copies in total, making it one of the best-selling singles in music history.
In 2005, at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Eurovision Song Contest, “Waterloo” was chosen as the best song in the competition’s history.
At Waterloo, Napoleon did surrender
And I have met my destiny in quite a similar way
The history book on the shelf
Is always repeating itself
I was defeated, you won the war
Promise to love you forever more
Couldn’t escape if I wanted to
Knowing my fate…
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