''For this particular song there was no image, no scenario, there was only the title phrase, and I constructed the lyric around that. I was an avid runner at that time. The words came to me while I was out running one day. I was thinking to myself, ‘If the music sounds like “chuck-a chuck chuck chuck”, which English words or what phrase might correspond with the percussive feel of the chorus?’ The first notes in the chorus are very short and only the last note is long. And I found this phrase: ‘Take a chance on me’. It was wonderful to be inspired to come up with that title by running in the woods.'' - Björn Ulvaeus
''That's a catchy song. I’m not quite sure how to describe it — not bubblegum pop. ''Honey, Honey'' could be called bubblegum, perhaps, but ''Take A Chance On Me'' is not. The guitar-playing is more country-music-like. The rest of the band sticks really quite strictly to the rhythmic pattern, but the guitar can do anything it likes. It really goes its own way there.'' - Benny Andersson
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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