The Name of the Game by ABBA was a UK number 1 hit on Friday, November 4, 1977 spending 4 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson were both admirers of Stevie Wonder and had been listening to his then-current album Songs In The Key Of Life. They began work on a new song, with a working title "A Bit Of Myself," in which the bass line was similar to a slowed down version of Stevie Wonder's "I Wish." This formed the core of the song and the rest was then built up as a 6-part harmony structure, becoming their most complex composition yet. When the band's manager Stig Anderson heard the backing track, he suggested "The Name Of The Game" as the song's new title. It topped the UK charts but in all the other territories where ABBA were at the time successful it fell short of the top spot. The Fugees sampled the bass and synthesizer from this for their 1997 hit "Rumble In The Jungle." This was the first time ABBA allowed one of their songs to be sampled.
Who sang The Name of the Game?
The Name of the Game was performed by ABBA
What year did The Name of the Game get to the UK number 1 spot?
The Name of the Game first became a UK number 1 on Friday, November 4, 1977
How long was The Name of the Game at number 1 in the UK?
The Name of the Game spent 4 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.