Hopes of a reunion of the great ABBA were dashed this week when Benny and Bjorn unequivocally denied rumors of a seventilicious confab of the enigmatic Swedish songbirds.
Over the years, the quartet has reportedly turned down $1billion (yes, that’s a “b”) for a reunion tour. Tthe disco-era fab four won’t hear of reuniting, stating that money is not a factor. Perhaps some of the recent “reunion” tour bands should take heed to observe Benny’s recent quote on the matter:
“We would like people to remember us as we were, young, exuberant and full of ambition.”
Agnetha and Anni-Frid joined Benny and Bjorn at the Swedish premier of the new movie, Mamma Mia — based on the hit musical — and were rightly impressed with the vocal styling of ex-James Bond, Pierce Brosnan.
Ok. Mamma Mia features 22 Abba songs!! In addition to Remington Steele, Oscar-winner Meryl Streep is part of the ensemble cast along with Christine Baranski and the erstwhile Brit, Colin Firth. It seems that the language of ABBA is, indeed, universal.
Of course, this is not the first movie to feature the music of the great ABBA. Their music has been featured in no less than 25 other movies (go figure), including Muriel’s Wedding, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and most recently, the remake of Get Smart.
While ABBA is immortalized on the big screen, back in the real world there will be no Dancing Queen reprise…unless you count mindless covers by would be pretenders.
Thankfully, through the magic of MTV and VH-1, we still have these “real deal” gems, captured for posterity.
Take A Chance On Me
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Vinnaren tar allt det!