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Gimme Gimme Gimme - Yngwie Malmsteen

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Legbamel Not-Pop

How many of you would believe that Yngwie Malmsteen, metal god, would cover an ABBA song? And of you few that would, how many would suspect that he'd pick Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man after Midnight)? Yet here I am with proof that it's precisely what he did.

Of course he changed the words a bit to "Gimme, gimme, gimme your love after midnight", the big chicken. And in truth it's a pretty good cover, with plenty of wicked licks but true enough to the original that it's readily identifiable. Naturally, Mr. Malmsteen isn't the only one to have covered this iconic and--let's be honest--guilty pleasure of an ABBA song.

Here's I've got not only the original Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man after Midnight) but the Yngwie Malmsteen cover, passable versions from Erasure and A*Teens, and a great R&B cover from the Nils Landgren Funk Unit. I'll be digging into that last to see if they have anything else that entertains me as much as this one did so if you like it keep an eye on this space! And do let me know what you think of these various covers.

Gimme Gimme Gimme a Cover Song by legbamel on Grooveshark

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