It was released with "Man in the Middle" as the B-side. The song is unique among pop songs of the period, opening with an unaccompanied classical keyboard in a subdued D-minor key. The song then transitions to a rock chorus in a major key, dominated by a distorted electric guitar and full vocals. Despite the song's catchiness, it was passed over as the lead single from the album; Plappermäulchen - Willi Boskovsky, Wiener Philharmoniker - Strauss-Concert Met Willi Boskovsky track " So Long " was chosen instead.
Lyricist Ulvaeus has said that, after three years of trying to figure out what style would define them, ABBA found its identity as a pop group with the release of "SOS". Much of the video is filmed from an overhead camera, as if from a tower or lighthouse, with the bandmates' faces sometimes distorted, as though shot through a prism. The track has a number of music industry devotees. The Who guitarist Pete Townshend has said Touch My Heart - Po Boys - The Po Boys Pick Again is one of the best pop songs ever written,  adding that when he first heard the song he "was transported by it".
British conductor and producer Charles Hazlewood called the song's "supersonic" transition from an acoustic D-minor key to an electric rock motif "absolutely genius". ABBA's performance of "SOS" on American Bandstand in has been included on lists of the most significant performances in the show's 31 seasons by several reviewers and critics. To date the song is the only Hot single or 1 single in Australia  in which both the title and the credited act and also the musical genre are palindromes.
American singer Cher 's version was the second single from her album Dancing Queen. It was released on 23 August SOS was also listed as the 18th best music video of by Paper. Roytel Montero said that "in a studied homage to the original ABBA classic from[the] interpretation of the video renders it a poignant call to female solidarity".
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