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I needn't be late, that would be bad
As a man with a job, I must get to work

I must travel quickly now, so I go
I travel by the underground train

I have bills that I need to pay
I need that money to live

My name is just a name, it's rather dull
If you feel lonely, as I do, feel free to give me a call


Can you guess the speaker's name?

Each group of connected lines contains an allusion. See the attached tags.

Also, also, (sorry @trolly813 :/), each two-line set alludes to a different artist and/or song.

Please explain every line in your answer, and good luck solving!

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    $\begingroup$ Dear @Rewan Demontay ,Can you add a hint?This is really an interesting puzzle but I have no direction how to solve it... $\endgroup$ – Tahel Jul 28 at 19:24
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OK, it's only a try

The speaker is (or is related to) the ABBA pop group

I needn't be late, that would be bad As a man with a job, I must get to work

SOS song by ABBA (of course, a SOS signal must be responded very quickly, otherwise it can turn bad).

I must travel quickly now, so I go I travel by the underground train

Waterloo by ABBA (it's a London Underground station).

I have bills that I need to pay I need that money to live

Money, Money, Money by ABBA (probably no explanation needed).

My name is just a name, it's rather dull If you feel lonely, as I do, feel free to give me a call

Take a Chance on Me by ABBA; and the name of the group is... well, rather dull, since it's a mere abbreviation.

Bonus:

The knowledge and music tags not only show that one need some knowledge in music to answer the question, bus also probably reference Knowing Me, Knowing You and Thank You For The Music songs, also performed by ABBA.

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