ABBA is an iconic Swedish pop music group comprising artists Agnetha Falskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Anderson and Anni Lyngstad. ABBA is an acronym formed from the first letter of the first names of each member of the band. The group was formed in 1972 in Stockholm, Sweden. Commercially, they are one of the most successful groups in the history of pop music. Their songs topped a lot of global charts in the mid-1970s and early 1980s.
Even though, the ABBA music group come from a non-English speaking origin, their songs went on to become hits in such places as the UK, US, Canada, South Africa, Ireland etc. During their lively days, their popularity became a challenge which affected their marriage lives. ABBA disintegrated in 1982. Benny and Ulvaeus continued writing songs for stage. Anni and Agnetha also went their separate ways to pursue solo music careers.
The group later reunited after their record company was purchased in 1989 by Polygram. They teamed up and gave the world another collection of best-selling songs such as ABBA Gold. Their successful rebound regained public interest in the group.
In 2005, the ABBA music group was honored at the 50th Anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2010, the group was honored with one of the greatest honors in the music industry when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Famous Songs by ABBA
- “Andante, Andante”
- “Does Your Mother Know”
- “Happy New Year”
- “Mamma Mia”
- “My Mama Said”
- “Super Trouper”
- “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)”