Mamma Mia! An ABBA Reunion?
Are you ready to break out your one-piece, polyester bell-bottom jumpsuit and your dancing queen platforms? There is a chance that the Nordic, disco-tastic foursome, ABBA, may be reuniting. I know, I know—I never really considered it possible to see them live again since they’ve gone on record saying that they would never get back together. They even turned down a $1 billion tour so that their fans could remember them as the young, hot, exuberant Swedes they once were and not the old folks they are now. But with the success of “Mamma Mia!” and a recent induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, they may take a chance on reuniting. In a recent interview, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, the dude part of the quad, said that they would consider a one-off performance. “I don’t know if the girls sing anything any more. I know Frida [Anni-Frid Lyngstad] was in the studio. It’s not a bad idea, actually,” said Andersson.
Should we get excited and start practicing our four-part harmonies? Not yet. Before you voulez-vous with your old ABBA records, let’s see what the ladies have to say about this reunion show. Frida Lyngstad is now a princess, as in she married a German prince, and Agnetha Fältskog lives on a Swedish island as a fame-hating recluse. Hmmm. I think it’s going to be a hard sell, but I have a dream. Until then, I will have to continue to be satisfied watching “Muriel’s Wedding.” Oh, and bonus points if you can name all of the ABBA song references in this post. [Times Online]