ABBA

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ABBA

ABBA in 1974; from left to right Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus
Background information
Also known as Agnetha
Benny
Björn
Anni-Frid
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Pop rock, Euro disco, Europop, synthpop
Years active 1972–1982
Labels Polar, Polydor, Atlantic, Universal, Epic, Vogue, RCA, PolyGram, Sunshine (Rhodesia-Zimbabwe), Ariston/Dig It (Italy)
Associated acts Hep Stars, Hootenanny Singers, Benny Anderssons Orkester
Website abbasite.com
Past members
Agnetha "Anna" Fältskog
Björn Ulvaeus
Benny Andersson
Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad

ABBA was a Swedish pop music group, who had many hits in the 1970s in Stockholm and early 1980s. ABBA was the most commercially successful pop group of the 1970s.[1] The name "ABBA" is made from the first letter of each member's first name:

  • A gnetha Fältskog
  • B jörn Ulvaeus
  • B enny Andersson, and
  • A nni-Frid Lyngstad.

ABBA became very popular after they won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974. They had many hits. These included "Dancing Queen", "SOS", "Mamma Mia", and "Waterloo". Most of their songs were written by Ulvaeus and Andersson.

They broke up in 1982, but their music is still popular. It has appeared in movies (including the Australian movies The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Muriel's Wedding) and the musical Mamma Mia!.

Albums[change | edit source]

ABBA recorded eight albums between 1973 and 1981[2], as well as some compilation albums.

  • Ring Ring (1973)
  • Waterloo (1974)
  • ABBA (1975)
  • Arrival (1977)
  • ABBA: The Album (1977)
  • Voulez-Vous (1979)
  • Super Trouper (1980)
  • The Visitors (1981)

Famous songs[change | edit source]

  • Mamma Mia
  • Dancing Queen
  • Money Money Money
  • Waterloo
  • Gimme Gimme Gimme
  • Fernando

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