1Zumba Fernando

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ab2Last week, I woke up early morning, having the famous song “Fernando” playing over and over in my mind, for no obvious reason. It has been long time since the last time I listened to Abba, or any of their songs.

I thought, my 1Zumba friend, that there must have been a good reason for that song to be popping up in my mind like that. Sure, I did my homework, and I found a profound analysis for that song. Wow!

ab3I knew that “Fernando” was one of ABBA’s best-selling singles, with more than 10 million copies sold worldwide. I found out that Fernando was topping the charts in at least 13 countries:[3] Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, and Switzerland. In Australia, “Fernando” stayed at number 1 for 14 weeks and spent 40 weeks in the charts, making “Fernando” one of the best selling singles of all time in Australia.

abThe original song was not in English. “The English version presents a vision of nostalgia for two veterans reminiscing in old age about a lost battle in which they participated. “I wrote all the songs as little stories. “Fernando” was about two old freedom-fighters from the war between Texas and Mexico. I was lying outside one summer night, looking at the stars and it suddenly came to me”.

ab4This quote indicates that an English version was always foreseen as the summer referred to must be the summer of 1975. “I knew that the title ‘Fernando’ had to be there, and after pondering a while, I had this vivid image in my mind of two old and scarred revolutionaries in Mexico sitting outside at night talking about old memories” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernando_(song)

Dear 1Zumba friend, Fernando has very interesting history, one thing I liked the most when I read it, was the beautiful word of “Liberty”, probably you would find out why it came to me!

 For now, I would call this one ” 1Zumba Fernando”   😉


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