Abba reunited.

@garymarsh6 (13198)
United Kingdom
January 21, 2016 2:02am CST
For most of us on mylot you would have had to live under a stone or without any means of communication for the past 40 years not to have heard of the Eurovision song winners called ABBA who stormed the charts around the 70's. Their music is still as popular today as it was back then. They finally got together for an opening of a new Greek restaurant in the Capital city of Sweden, Stockholm. For those of us of a certain age I am sure that there are one or two songs you could sing along to without having to wrack your brains too much. The last time the four of them got together was back in 2008. Bjorg and Benny are still creating their music and the two girls are more or less living in purdah and out of the limelight. These four very talented people were hugely popular and even today their legacy of their music lives on both on stage and in films and now apparently in a restaurant in Sweden. The one thing that surprised me most was that they are either 70 or nearly 70. My granddaughter can sing word for word all their songs on their movie. She adores ABBA. Did you like ABBA the pop group and do you still like their music?
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@TheHorse (62359)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Jan 16
The horror. I remember Abba. The horror.
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 16
OH please no. They were and are still very good. That statement is almost of philistine proportions.
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@JudyEv (119065)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jan 16
What do you mean - the horror? What an infidel you are!
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@JudyEv (119065)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jan 16
@garymarsh6 I think so! My opinion of him has slipped a notch or two! The horror indeed! Humph - and double humph.
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@LadyDuck (147879)
• Switzerland
21 Jan 16
I like the Abba and I believe I can sing along most of their songs. When I visit Ikea they always play their songs. At least something pleasant in that store.
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 16
I will never ever set foot in Ikea again Anna. It is my worst nightmare. I will listen to ABBA in the car instead!
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@LadyDuck (147879)
• Switzerland
21 Jan 16
@garymarsh6 I remember a post you wrote on the other site about your visit to Ikea, my husband hates too.
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 16
@LadyDuck Your husband sounds so sensible Anna!
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@TRBRocks420 (73981)
• Banks, Oregon
21 Jan 16
Yes, I remember Abba and, they were popular, still are I guess.
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 16
They certainly are still popular. I was not too keen on the film but the stage show is interesting it would be hard to keep yourself still when watching it.
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@JudyEv (119065)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jan 16
@garymarsh6 That's what I found. The music needed to be loud and you needed to be able to move even if you couldn't lay claims to being a dancer.
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21 Jan 16
@JudyEv yes, it makes me wanna dance!
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
21 Jan 16
I so love their songs . Dancing queen is one of them. I even have a cassette tape and long playing .
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 16
I had a CD but lost one as it was stuck in the car player and I could not retrieve it.
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
21 Jan 16
@garymarsh6 Yes i had a CD of Abba too .
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@JudyEv (119065)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jan 16
They had some wonderful songs. I remember a lot of them. Take A Chance on Me always has me tapping my feet and moving my body. Can't help myself! :)
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@vandana7 (62543)
• India
21 Jan 16
I love ABBA A to A. lol. They were the best at that time. Westlife was good after them but did not reach that magic. My little friend's little sister (less than 2) tries to keep up with the beat of Honey Honey..she likes that number apparently. Her mother wants strictly no adult English or Hindi songs, but this one is a born naughty kid. She loves even Beegees Staying alive - especially ha ha ha ha bit. It is fun to see her enjoying the beat..:)
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 16
The reason that ABBA music is so popular is something to do with the score it is written in. The beat is infectious and liked by most people.
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@vandana7 (62543)
• India
21 Jan 16
@garymarsh6 ... yes, it is difficult to decide which of them is really my favorite...may be The Piper. :) Or I have a dream. Or Thank you for the music...just so difficult to decide...mama mia..awesome..
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21 Jan 16
@vandana7 for years, i called Dancing Queen my theme song.
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@DianneN (74477)
• United States
21 Jan 16
I enjoyed Mama Mia in London. They had me singing and dancing in the aisles.
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 16
It was the same in Las Vegas too. The audience were stir crazy all up dancing in the aisles too. My daughter took my grand daughter to see it a month or so ago. She absolutely adores it and sings all the words. Of course Naughty Granddad sings the wrong words which gets her in a huff a bit as she tries to correct me!
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@DianneN (74477)
• United States
21 Jan 16
@garymarsh6 When we saw it, my hubby heard that it was coming to the US. He told me that it would be a huge success. He was right! Your granddaughter would slap me silly if she heard me sing! Nevermind the words!!!!!
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
22 Jan 16
@DianneN Who cares eh as long as you are enjoying it.
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@amadeo (61875)
• United States
21 Jan 16
I love that group.How did they fare there?thanks.Good morning
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 16
ABBA was very popular here in the 70's and 80's plus now there is the show Mama Mia here in London. I saw it in Las Vegas about 7 years ago. Hope you are feeling better?
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@marlina (71303)
• Canada
21 Jan 16
We have a CD of ABBA and I walk often downstairs listening to it.
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 16
Walk ? you should be dancing and singing to it Marlina! It is very happy music mostly and just think of all the exercise and having fun at the same time if you sing along to it.
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@bluesa (13430)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Jan 16
I still love their music @garymarsh6 ! After seeing Mama Mia about a dozen times, all their songs in it still brings a smile to my face and gets my feet tapping! @Inlemay thank you for suggesting this post.
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
23 Jan 16
You are not wrong there. Watching the show gets everyone tapping, singing and dancing in the aisles!
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@Inlemay (16490)
• South Africa
24 Jan 16
you are welcome - we are both Dancing Queen Chiquitita's that love the Winner takes it all, I have a Dream and Thank you for the Music
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@dianadee (1729)
• South Africa
1 Feb 16
@Inlemay Thank you for the music..love that one.
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@gudheart (12754)
21 Jan 16
I do like some of their songs yes. I saw a pic of their reunion which was nice to see :D
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 16
They were very good.
@JudyEv (119065)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jan 16
Vince just showed me the photo of the four of them. They were immensely popular in Australia almost before they achieved fame anywhere else. I love their music.
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 16
They did a whole tour of Australia after they won the Eurovision song contest. I think they even made a movie about it. They were mobbed when they went there.
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@JudyEv (119065)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jan 16
@garymarsh6 Australia, and our Molly Meldrum, claims they were/are responsible for helping Abba become so popular.
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 16
@JudyEv They were already popular here in Europe before they hit Australia.
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• United States
25 Jan 16
I enjoyed them back in the 70's as well as now and of course when Mama Mia came out, it was one of the best films using a great groups music !
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
25 Jan 16
My grand daughter loves the film. I am not too keen on it funnily enough but I did enjoy the stage show!
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• United States
25 Jan 16
So did we when it came to Playhouse Square here in Cleveland ! @garymarsh6
@BelleStarr (37118)
• Portland, Connecticut
23 Jan 16
I love ABBA and I think I can sing just about everyone of their songs from memory. I listened to their records, tapes and CDs that many times.
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
23 Jan 16
They were so popular back then and even up to now!
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@dianadee (1729)
• South Africa
1 Feb 16
Their songs stick in one's mind and you find yourself humming their tunes!
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@Fleura (7113)
• United Kingdom
22 Jan 16
I wasn't such a fan at the time, I thought they were rather cheesy. I like them better now, but the biggest fan in the family is my daughter age 9 so obviously you don't have to be 'of a certain age'!
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
23 Jan 16
That's very true. My grand daughter who is five adores them and knows every word to the film. She is word perfect.(Until I started singing) I got her quite exasperated in the end by keep singing 'In the loo la lala lala In the loo. No grandad it's Waterloo. I did it a bit too much in the end she stomped off and sat on the floor sulking because I would not do as I was told. Ooops!
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@Fleura (7113)
• United Kingdom
23 Jan 16
@garymarsh6 Oh dear I'm afraid you'll have me singing 'in the loo' now too! That reminds me that it was only a few years ago that I found out what a 'supertrooper' was!
@celticeagle (117268)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Jan 16
Yes, I enjoy their sounds very much.
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 16
You have good taste!
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@celticeagle (117268)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Jan 16
@garymarsh6 ....I like all kinds of music. Even some rap and opera(my least favorites) can stir the soul and entertain us.
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@gr8nana6 (2207)
• United States
21 Jan 16
I do remember Abba and still love listening to their songs. Some of my favorites are " Mama mia, Fernando, chiquitita and dancing queen" I have them saved in my Utube folder, lol
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 16
They are great songs Maria so cheerful!
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@gr8nana6 (2207)
• United States
22 Jan 16
@garymarsh6 Yes I agree. I sometimes pull them up on youtube and dance along. Good excercise, lol.
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@Hatley (164736)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Jan 16
I al so like Ab ba a lot and remem ber mosof hte songs oo
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 16
They are so happy and cheerful aren't they Patsie.
@boiboing (12203)
• Northampton, England
21 Jan 16
My friend who lived in Sweden got me one of the Anna's CD of new songs a few years back. I have to confess I've not even played it - probably mostly because it's all in Swedish.
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 16
Arr so perhaps now is the time to have a listen! I must admit to liking ABBA. They are timeless.
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@DeborahDiane (20129)
• Laguna Woods, California
22 Jan 16
Yes, I LOVE ABBA. I really enjoyed their music in "Mama Mia," too.
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@Inlemay (16490)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
I LOVE ABBA - this is fantastic - Mamma Mia!!! Voulez-vous I feel my heart all excited about your news. I watch the movie Mamma Mia at least once a month for the last 5 years just to sing along to all the ABBA songs .
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