With news breaking that ABBA are reforming, we all now have the perfect excuse to dig out their records and enjoy a bit of karaoke. Even better, the world’s ultimate tribute to ABBA, Bjorn Again, are touring very soon, so you can get your live ABBA fix whilst you wait for the Swedish pop icons to return to the stage once again.
In anticipation of the Bjorn Again live shows, we’ve picked out the five ABBA songs we can’t wait to jive along to. Play them loud, wherever you are.
1. Dancing Queen
Revealed as Her Royal Majesty The Queen’s favourite song, you can’t really beat this ABBA classic. Sure to fill up dancefloors, whether it be at a wedding, a festival or concert, as soon as you hear the intro, you’ll be twisting and turning all over the place.
2. Mamma Mia
A song so good there’s a film and a musical named after it. With one of the most recognisable melodies on the planet, ‘Mamma Mia’ has become a much-loved and longstanding hit across the globe.
It’s a well-known fact that you can’t listen to ‘Waterloo’ without breaking into dance, no matter your location. Alongside that perfect piano, you’ve got saxophone, hand claps and stunning vocals guiding you through two and a half minutes of joy.
One of the darker ABBA songs to exist, though still instantly catchy, ‘S.O.S’ offers haunting vocals, wavering synths and an edgy chorus. Proving that ABBA were more than a soft, bubbly, pop act, it may not be everyone’s go-to, but it’s still one of their best.
Taking things down a bit for our final choice, ‘Chiquitita’ is the stunning ballad that showcases ABBA’s multiple talents at their finest. The folk-pop harmonies and delicate guitar plucks lead you up to a powerful chorus, which just screams to be belted out at the top of your voice.
If you want to sing and dance along to all your favourite ABBA songs live, come and see Bjorn Again at one of the following dates:
O2 Academy Birmingham: Saturday 1 December - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Oxford: Sunday 2 December - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Leicester: Friday 7 December - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Newcaste: Saturday 8 December - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Liverpool: Tuesday 11 December - Buy Tickets
O2 ABC Glasgow: Wednesday 12 December - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Sheffield: Thursday 13 December - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Leeds: Friday 14 December - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Bournemouth: Tuesday 18 December - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Bristol: Wednesday 19 December - Buy Tickets
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire: Thursday 20 December - Buy Tickets
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire: Friday 21 December - Buy Tickets
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