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."

"Mamma mia, here I go again/My, my, how can I resist you?"

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/Won't somebody help me chase the shadows away."

Name the ABBA hit by its lyrics: "The history book on the shelf/Is always repeating itself."

"Waterloo, I was defeated; you won the war/Waterloo, promise to love you forever more."

Name the ABBA hit by its lyrics: "No more carefree laughter/Silence ever after."

"Knowing me, knowing you/There is nothing we can do."

Name the ABBA hit by its lyrics: "We were young and full of life and none of us prepared to die."

"There was something in the air that night/The stars were bright, Fernando."

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/Must be funny/In the rich man's world."

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."

"So when you're near me, darling can't you hear me/SOS."

Name the ABBA hit by its lyrics: "You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life"

"Ooooh, see that girl, watch that scene, digging the dancing queen."

What was ABBA's biggest hit worldwide?

"Dancing Queen" topped them all.

Did "Dancing Queen" hit No. 1 in the United States?

"Dancing Queen" was the only ABBA song to top the charts in the United States.

What was the working title of "Dancing Queen"?

The "Dancing Queen" demo was called "Boogaloo."

What was ABBA's first song to chart in Sweden?

"<i>Hej Gamle Man</i>" ("Hey Old Man") went to No. 5. It was the first song to feature all four members.

In which country did ABBA have their first overseas hit?

In March 1972, "She's My Kind of Girl" was a Top 10 hit in Japan.

What was the first ABBA song to chart in the United States?

"People Need Love" made it to No. 114 in the U.S.

What was ABBA's breakout hit?

ABBA had had a few modest hits before receiving worldwide notice with "Waterloo."

What contest did ABBA win with "Waterloo" in 1974?

ABBA was the first Swedish group to win the massive Eurovision contest.

ABBA was NOT successful with this song at Eurovision in 1973.

"Ring Ring" got ABBA pretty far in Eurovision 1973 but no grand prize.

ABBA has allowed only two artists to sample one of its songs: the Fugees in 1997 and this artist in 2005.

Madonna won over ABBA with a personal letter stating her longtime fandom.

Which song did Madonna sample in "Hung Up"?

Madonna asked for the rights to disco classic "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!"

Which song did the Fugees sample?

The Fugees used "The Name of the Game" for their song "Rumble in the Jungle."

What's one of the only ABBA hits with a male lead vocal?

Bjorn took the lead on "Does Your Mother Know."

This huge ABBA hit is NOT found on any of the group's studio albums.

"Fernando" was originally Anni-Frid's solo song (in Swedish), but the band recorded it in English for a greatest hits compilation.

What was the last song that ABBA recorded in Swedish?

The band recorded a Swedish version on the B-side of "Waterloo." After that it was all English, all the time.

Which ABBA song features a marimba intro?

"Mamma Mia" kicks off with some marimba.

What was ABBA's biggest hit in the United States after "Dancing Queen"?

"Take a Chance on Me" hit No. 3 in July 1978.

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.

The Aussies couldn't get enough of "Fernando."

Which ABBA song did U2 frequently cover on their Zoo TV tour?

At a 1992 tour stop in Stockholm, Bono brought Bjorn and Benny on stage to sing "Dancing Queen."

Bjorn Ulvaeus says he got the idea for this song while he was jogging.

That distinctive ch-ch-ch beat was the rhythm of Ulvaeus' running feet.

This 1994 Australian film featured numerous ABBA songs.

Toni Collette's awkward character in "Muriel's Wedding" is obsessed with ABBA.

What was the last official ABBA single?

The 1982 single "Under Attack" was ABBA's last.

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