History Music / ABBA

24th Sep '16 8:16:08 PM JamesAustin
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This was not however the end of ABBA in popular culture. The music remained popular, steady sellers and formed the background for the 1994 Australian CultClassic ''Film/MurielsWedding'' - ABBA has always been especially huge in the LandDownUnder. More directly, Benny and Björn collaborated thrice in the realm of musical theater. First with lyricist Creator/TimRice on ''{{Theatre/Chess}}'', and later in the creation of ''Theatre/MammaMia'', a stage musical [[JukeboxMusical based around the ABBA songs]]. The musical, opening first in 1999 in London and in New York in 2001 has proved enormously popular with global audiences. In 2008 a movie version was released staring Creator/MerylStreep, PierceBrosnan and [[Creator/AmandaSeyfried Amanda Seyfried]] (who, at 22, was born well after the group dissolved). That film was such a smash hit it made $100+ million ''before'' it opened in North America. Their third stage musical is called "[[Literature/TheEmigrants Kristina from Duvemåla]]" (or just "Kristina" for short) and is based on the literary epos by Vilhelm Moberg about a group of people who emigrate from Sweden to America in the mid-19th century. The musical was a massive success in Sweden and remains one of the most popular musicals of all time there. It's been translated into English but has not been performed other than in concert. Many fans of the original Swedish version are highly critical of the English translation, citing a huge decrease in the quality of the lyrics, which might have played a role in the show not being brought properly to an English speaking stage.

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This was not however the end of ABBA in popular culture. The music remained popular, steady sellers and formed the background for the 1994 Australian CultClassic ''Film/MurielsWedding'' - ABBA has always been especially huge in the LandDownUnder. More directly, Benny and Björn collaborated thrice in the realm of musical theater. First with lyricist Creator/TimRice on ''{{Theatre/Chess}}'', and later in the creation of ''Theatre/MammaMia'', a stage musical [[JukeboxMusical based around the ABBA songs]]. The musical, opening first in 1999 in London and in New York in 2001 has proved enormously popular with global audiences. In 2008 a movie version was released staring Creator/MerylStreep, PierceBrosnan Creator/PierceBrosnan and [[Creator/AmandaSeyfried Amanda Seyfried]] (who, at 22, was born well after the group dissolved). That film was such a smash hit it made $100+ million ''before'' it opened in North America. Their third stage musical is called "[[Literature/TheEmigrants Kristina from Duvemåla]]" (or just "Kristina" for short) and is based on the literary epos by Vilhelm Moberg about a group of people who emigrate from Sweden to America in the mid-19th century. The musical was a massive success in Sweden and remains one of the most popular musicals of all time there. It's been translated into English but has not been performed other than in concert. Many fans of the original Swedish version are highly critical of the English translation, citing a huge decrease in the quality of the lyrics, which might have played a role in the show not being brought properly to an English speaking stage.
27th Jun '16 11:06:35 AM bt8257
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** ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''[[note]] Like Guilty Gear, it has loads of musical references.[[/note]] has a weird history with referencing ABBA. In the Japanese version, they haven't been mentioned, [[LongRunners yet]]. In the official English version, the name of the character {{Enya}} was blended with ABBA, supposedly to avoid legal issues, resulting in Enyaba. Then there's the fluke of Abbachio, whose name is an actual Italian word [[note]] It's a colloquial term which roughly means 'lamb that will be sent to the slaughterhouse'; and now you know.[[/note]], [[AvertedTrope and isn't meant to reference ABBA at all]].

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** ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''[[note]] Like Guilty Gear, it has loads of musical references.[[/note]] has a weird history with referencing ABBA. In the Japanese version, they haven't been mentioned, [[LongRunners yet]]. In the official English version, the name of the character {{Enya}} Music/{{Enya}} was blended with ABBA, supposedly to avoid legal issues, resulting in Enyaba. Then there's the fluke of Abbachio, whose name is an actual Italian word [[note]] It's a colloquial term which roughly means 'lamb that will be sent to the slaughterhouse'; and now you know.[[/note]], [[AvertedTrope [[SubvertedTrope and isn't meant to reference ABBA at all]].
17th Jun '16 5:54:48 AM erforce
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-->--'''Music/BrianMay'''.

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-->--'''Music/BrianMay'''.
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* ShoutOut: Partially. In ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry DK Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble]]'', there are two bear characters named Benny and Björn. They run a ski-lift business...in a warm, rocky area.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Partially. In ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble DK Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble]]'', there are two bear characters named Benny and Björn. They run a ski-lift business...in a warm, rocky area.
15th Jun '16 12:27:27 AM ricardoobacosta
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*SoloSideProject: both Agnetha and Frida recorded solo albums while the group was still around.
** Agnetha recorded two albums in Swedish: ''Elva kvinnor i ett hus'' in 1975 and ''Nu tändas tusen juleljus'' in 1980, this one with her daughter Linda Ulvaeus. She also recorded ''Never Again'', a duet with Tomas Ledin released as a single in 1982.
** Frida also recorded two albums in the meantime: ''Ensam'' in 1975, and ''Something's Going On'' in 1982, the first in Swedish and the latter in English.
7th Jun '16 7:21:31 PM RisefromYourGrave
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ABBA never officially broke up, but by 1983 they had essentially dissolved. The former members would go on to have mixed careers and despite occasional public appearances together never did reunite despite a reported offer in 2000 of $1,000,000,000 (yes, you read that right, that's a ''billion dollars'') to do a reunion tour consisting of 100 concerts.

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ABBA never officially broke up, but by 1983 they had essentially dissolved. The former members would go on to have mixed careers and despite occasional public appearances together never did reunite despite a reported offer in 2000 of $1,000,000,000 (yes, you read that right, that's a ''billion dollars'') to do a reunion tour consisting of 100 concerts.
concerts. It wasn't until [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/06/abba-sing-together-for-first-time-in-more-than-30-years/ June 2016]] that the group finally reunited to perform one song ("Me and I").
8th Feb '16 8:36:04 PM jedidarrick
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* ''Voulez Vous'' (1979)
* ''Super Trouper'' (1980)

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* ''Voulez Vous'' ''Music/VoulezVous'' (1979)
* ''Super Trouper'' ''Music/SuperTrouper'' (1980)
23rd Jan '16 8:08:40 PM Exxolon
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ABBA was a [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] pop supergroup of TheSeventies and early [[TheEighties Eighties]] composed of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

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ABBA '''ABBA''' was a [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] pop supergroup of TheSeventies and early [[TheEighties Eighties]] composed of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
15th Jan '16 3:18:12 AM Anddrix
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* ViewersAreMorons: The video for "Lay All Your Love On Me".

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%% * ViewersAreMorons: The video for "Lay All Your Love On Me".
6th Jan '16 3:37:13 PM Arcee6
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** In "Happy New Year", the word 'champagne' in the first line is pronounced with a 'Ch' sound instead of an 's'.
23rd Nov '15 9:57:03 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U4kDzwZAMk Toni Colette and Rachel Griffiths lip-syncing "Waterloo"]] in ''MurielsWedding''.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U4kDzwZAMk Toni Colette and Rachel Griffiths lip-syncing "Waterloo"]] in ''MurielsWedding''.''Film/MurielsWedding''.
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