Ani-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog Image via Twitter @ABBA

Here we go again! This is why ABBA is such a big deal [watch]

If you’re not a super fan of the Swedish group ABBA then you wouldn’t exactly know why they are the best of the best. Here are the answers…


Ani-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog Image via Twitter @ABBA

Almost three decades later, Swedish supergroup ABBA are getting ready to release a new album. The Swedish music legends are also preparing for a virtual tour and Cape Town is on the list! After so many years in music, some people still ask themselves how ABBA is still so relevant…Even though ABBA is quite popular today, not everyone was a fan of them. 

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Many people had dismissed ABBA before they become an international sensation. They prevailed and became one of the biggest music groups in the world. 

One of their most popular songs, Dancing Queen has us swinging our hips 45 years after its release and anyone can almost instantly recognise Mamma Mia just by playing the first few bars of the song. What is it about ABBA that is still so amazing?

Rod Stephen, co-founder of pop group Björn Again (a tribute act of ABBA) told the BBC that he had never seen so many young faces in the crowd at the Glastonbury and Isle of Wight festivals. He asked himself how so many young people were in tune with ABBA’s music. 

“Well, I can guess that their parents perhaps got Mamma Mia! Or ABBA Gold or something and played it relentlessly and they got exposed to it.” 


Over the years they have created a massive fan base around the world.  A 21-year-old fan of the supergroup described them as rule-defying and genre-defying. 

Speaking about the ABBA Gold album, the fan said: “The songwriting and the musicianship and the voice – everything about it is just so above all else. I think it’s so creative just really beautifully done.”

The younger generation of music lovers also had a taste of ABBA when Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again hit cinemas in 2018. 

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ABBA has planned a virtual tour that is set to kick off in Britain early next year. Several cities will be a part of their virtual tour including Tokyo, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro and Sydney. Tickets for the virtual tour have already gone on sale. 

Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson will also release a 10-track album and have already released two new singles Don’t Shut Me Down and I Still Have Faith in You

The album Voyage is set to be released on 5 November.