ABBA Hits Quiz

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ABBA Hits Quiz
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The glamorous Swedish quartet ABBA ruled the world airwaves in the '70s with their catchy pop hits. How much do you know about the songs of Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and Anni-Frid?
Name the ABBA hit by its lyrics: "I've been cheated by you since I don't know when."
"Waterloo"
"Mamma Mia"
"Mamma mia, here I go again/My, my, how can I resist you?"
"SOS"

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Name the ABBA hit by its lyrics: "Half past twelve/And I'm watching the late show in my flat all alone."
"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
"Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight/Won't somebody help me chase the shadows away."
"Fernando"
"Thank You for the Music"

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Name the ABBA hit by its lyrics: "The history book on the shelf/Is always repeating itself."
"Waterloo"
"Waterloo, I was defeated; you won the war/Waterloo, promise to love you forever more."
"Knowing Me, Knowing You"
"Voulez-Vous"

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Name the ABBA hit by its lyrics: "No more carefree laughter/Silence ever after."
"Chiquitita"
"The Winner Takes It All"
"Knowing Me, Knowing You"
"Knowing me, knowing you/There is nothing we can do."

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Name the ABBA hit by its lyrics: "We were young and full of life and none of us prepared to die."
"Super Trouper"
"Dancing Queen"
"Fernando"
"There was something in the air that night/The stars were bright, Fernando."

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Name the ABBA hit by its lyrics: "I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay."
"Money, Money, Money"
"Money, money, money/Must be funny/In the rich man's world."
"Does Your Mother Know"
"Take a Chance on Me"

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Name the ABBA hit by its lyrics: "Where are those happy days, they seem so hard to find/I tried to reach for you, but you have closed your mind."
"Knowing Me, Knowing You"
"SOS"
"So when you're near me, darling can't you hear me/SOS."
"Thank You for the Music"

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Name the ABBA hit by its lyrics: "You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life"
"The Winner Takes It All"
"Waterloo"
"Dancing Queen"
"Ooooh, see that girl, watch that scene, digging the dancing queen."

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What was ABBA's biggest hit worldwide?
"Dancing Queen"
"Dancing Queen" topped them all.
"Mamma Mia"
"Take a Chance on Me"

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Did "Dancing Queen" hit No. 1 in the United States?
yes
"Dancing Queen" was the only ABBA song to top the charts in the United States.
no

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What was the working title of "Dancing Queen"?
"Friday Night"
"Boogaloo"
The "Dancing Queen" demo was called "Boogaloo."
"See That Girl"

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What was ABBA's first song to chart in Sweden?
"Pop Muzik"
"Vill Ha Dej"
"Hej Gamle Man"
"Hej Gamle Man" ("Hey Old Man") went to No. 5. It was the first song to feature all four members.

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In which country did ABBA have their first overseas hit?
Australia
Japan
In March 1972, "She's My Kind of Girl" was a Top 10 hit in Japan.
United Kingdom

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What was the first ABBA song to chart in the United States?
"People Need Love"
"People Need Love" made it to No. 114 in the U.S.
"Knowing Me, Knowing You"
"The Day Before You Came"

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What was ABBA's breakout hit?
"Take a Chance on Me"
"Mamma Mia"
"Waterloo"
ABBA had had a few modest hits before receiving worldwide notice with "Waterloo."

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What contest did ABBA win with "Waterloo" in 1974?
Eurovision
ABBA was the first Swedish group to win the massive Eurovision contest.
Sweden Live
Hello Europe

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ABBA was NOT successful with this song at Eurovision in 1973.
"Honey Honey"
"Ring Ring"
"Ring Ring" got ABBA pretty far in Eurovision 1973 but no grand prize.
"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"

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ABBA has allowed only two artists to sample one of its songs: the Fugees in 1997 and this artist in 2005.
Kylie Minogue
Madonna
Madonna won over ABBA with a personal letter stating her longtime fandom.
Paul Simon

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Which song did Madonna sample in "Hung Up"?
"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
Madonna asked for the rights to disco classic "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!"
"Dancing Queen"
"Voulez-Vous"

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Which song did the Fugees sample?
"Waterloo"
"Super Trouper"
"The Name of the Game"
The Fugees used "The Name of the Game" for their song "Rumble in the Jungle."

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What's one of the only ABBA hits with a male lead vocal?
"Does Your Mother Know"
Bjorn took the lead on "Does Your Mother Know."
"SOS"
"Voulez-Vous"

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This huge ABBA hit is NOT found on any of the group's studio albums.
"Money, Money, Money"
"Take a Chance on Me"
"Fernando"
"Fernando" was originally Anni-Frid's solo song (in Swedish), but the band recorded it in English for a greatest hits compilation.

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What was the last song that ABBA recorded in Swedish?
"Waterloo"
The band recorded a Swedish version on the B-side of "Waterloo." After that it was all English, all the time.
"I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
"Take a Chance on Me"

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Which ABBA song features a marimba intro?
"Chiquitita"
"The Winner Takes It All"
"Mamma Mia"
"Mamma Mia" kicks off with some marimba.

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What was ABBA's biggest hit in the United States after "Dancing Queen"?
"Take a Chance on Me"
"Take a Chance on Me" hit No. 3 in July 1978.
"Fernando"
"Mamma Mia"

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This ABBA song was the best-selling single in Australian history until Elton John overtook it in 1997 with his "Candle in the Wind" tribute to Princess Diana.
"Mamma Mia"
"Dancing Queen"
"Fernando"
The Aussies couldn't get enough of "Fernando."

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Which ABBA song did U2 frequently cover on their Zoo TV tour?
"Dancing Queen"
At a 1992 tour stop in Stockholm, Bono brought Bjorn and Benny on stage to sing "Dancing Queen."
"Waterloo"
"Knowing Me, Knowing You"

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Bjorn Ulvaeus says he got the idea for this song while he was jogging.
"Money, Money, Money"
"Dancing Queen"
"Take a Chance on Me"
That distinctive ch-ch-ch beat was the rhythm of Ulvaeus' running feet.

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This 1994 Australian film featured numerous ABBA songs.
"Muriel's Wedding"
Toni Collette's awkward character in "Muriel's Wedding" is obsessed with ABBA.
"The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"
"Strictly Ballroom"

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What was the last official ABBA single?
"Under Attack"
The 1982 single "Under Attack" was ABBA's last.
"Does Your Mother Know"
"Thank You for the Music"

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