Super Trouper PROMO

Filmed: Friday 3 - Sunday 5 and Wednesday 8 October 1980

Location: Europa Film Studios, Tappvägen 24, Stockholm, Sweden

Release status: Released on Super Trouper Deluxe Edition

Duration: 4:11

Shown in: Worldwide

Additional information

Directed by Lasse Hallström.

The party footage was shot at the same time as that of the Happy New Year and Felicidad  PROMOs at Europa Film Studios, Tappvägen 24, Stockholm - with circus performers instead of balloons. They were back at the studios later to film the 'performance' of the song in front of the banks of coloured lights.

Note that the lighting shown in this picture is NOT a Super Trouper but a CCT Silhouette follow-spot. A real super trouper is much bigger and looks like this.   Any idea who the "super trouper" operator is?  NOTE that the shot of the "super trouper" operator in the PROMO is a different one to that used in the TV advert.

Footage was used in TV advert for the Super Trouper LP.


Release information:
This has been released on:
The Essential Collection 
The Definitive Collection
Super Trouper Deluxe Edition CD/DVD

Super Trouper
Written by: (B. Andersson / B. Ulvaeus)

Super Trouper
beams are gonna blind me
but I won’t feel blue
like I always do
’cause somewhere in the
crowd there’s you

I was sick and tired
of everything
when I called you
last night from Glasgow
all I do is eat
and sleep and sing
wishing every show
was the last show
so imagine I was
glad to hear
you’re coming
suddenly I feel all right
and it’s gonna be
so different when
I’m on the stage tonight

Tonight the
Super Trouper
lights are gonna find me
shining like the sun
smiling, having fun
feeling like a number one
tonight the

Super Trouper
beams are gonna blind me
but I won’t feel blue
like I always do
’cause somewhere in the
crowd there’s you

Facing twenty thousand
of your friends
how can anyone
be so lonely
part of a success
that never ends
still I’m thinking
about you only
there are moments
when I think I’m
going crazy
but it’s gonna be alright
everything will be
so different when
I’m on the stage tonight

Tonight the
Super Trouper
lights are gonna find me
shining like the sun
smiling, having fun
feeling like a number one
tonight the

Super Trouper
beams are gonna blind me
but I won’t feel blue
like I always do
’cause somewhere in the
crowd there’s you

So I’ll be there
when you arrive
the sight of you
will prove to me
I’m still alive
and when you take
me in your arms
and hold me tight
I know it’s gonna
mean so much tonight

Tonight the
Super Trouper
lights are gonna find me
shining like the sun
smiling, having fun
feeling like a number one
tonight the

Super Trouper
beams are gonna blind me
but I won’t feel blue
like I always do
’cause somewhere in the
crowd there’s you

© Copyright 1980 for the world by Universal/Union Songs AB, Stockholm, Sweden.
All rights reserved

White Super Trouper costumes
Super Trouper jumper (Frida) - also worn in the Words and Music interview.


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