|Also known as||Agnetha
|Genres||Pop rock, Euro disco, Europop, synthpop|
|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|
|Agnetha "Anna" Fältskog
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. 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 | change source]
ABBA recorded eight albums between 1973 and 1981, 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 | change source]
- Waterloo (1974)
- Mamma Mia (1975)
- Fernando (1976)
- Dancing Queen (1976)
- Money Money Money (1976)
- Chiquitita (1978)
- Gimme Gimme Gimme (1979)
- The Winner Takes It All (1980)
References[change | change source]
- "ABBA Music News & Info". billboard.com. 2012. http://www.billboard.com/artist/abba/chart-history/3915#/artist/abba/3915. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
- "ABBA Albums, Discography". billboard.com. 2012. http://www.billboard.com/artist/abba/chart-history/3915#/artist/abba/discography/albums/3915. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
Other websites[change | change source]
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