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?
"Mamma mia, here I go again/My, my, how can I resist you?"
"Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight/Won't somebody help me chase the shadows away."
"Waterloo, I was defeated; you won the war/Waterloo, promise to love you forever more."
"Knowing me, knowing you/There is nothing we can do."
"There was something in the air that night/The stars were bright, Fernando."
"Money, money, money/Must be funny/In the rich man's world."
"So when you're near me, darling can't you hear me/SOS."
"Ooooh, see that girl, watch that scene, digging the dancing queen."
"Dancing Queen" topped them all.
"Dancing Queen" was the only ABBA song to top the charts in the United States.
The "Dancing Queen" demo was called "Boogaloo."
"<i>Hej Gamle Man</i>" ("Hey Old Man") went to No. 5. It was the first song to feature all four members.
In March 1972, "She's My Kind of Girl" was a Top 10 hit in Japan.
"People Need Love" made it to No. 114 in the U.S.
ABBA had had a few modest hits before receiving worldwide notice with "Waterloo."
ABBA was the first Swedish group to win the massive Eurovision contest.
"Ring Ring" got ABBA pretty far in Eurovision 1973 but no grand prize.
Madonna won over ABBA with a personal letter stating her longtime fandom.
Madonna asked for the rights to disco classic "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!"
The Fugees used "The Name of the Game" for their song "Rumble in the Jungle."
Bjorn took the lead on "Does Your Mother Know."
"Fernando" was originally Anni-Frid's solo song (in Swedish), but the band recorded it in English for a greatest hits compilation.
The band recorded a Swedish version on the B-side of "Waterloo." After that it was all English, all the time.
"Mamma Mia" kicks off with some marimba.
"Take a Chance on Me" hit No. 3 in July 1978.
The Aussies couldn't get enough of "Fernando."
At a 1992 tour stop in Stockholm, Bono brought Bjorn and Benny on stage to sing "Dancing Queen."
That distinctive ch-ch-ch beat was the rhythm of Ulvaeus' running feet.
Toni Collette's awkward character in "Muriel's Wedding" is obsessed with ABBA.
The 1982 single "Under Attack" was ABBA's last.