ABBA sends TikTok wild with first video showing Benny playing Dancing Queen on piano
Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus
have earned fans around the world with their many hits.
The band shared a video of pianist Benny Andersson performing a slow rendition of ABBA’s 1976 number one hit Dancing Queen.
And their army of fans were clearly delighted, with the footage getting three million views in a matter of hours.
“ABBA ON TIKTOK?!
ok, my life is complete,” one fan wrote.
“I screamed when I saw u guys have an account,” another said.
ABBA now on TikTok. Join us! #abba♬ Dancing Queen – ABBA
The band followed the video with a teaser of ABBA Voyage, a mysterious impending announcement that the band has said will be revealed on Thursday.
“Thank you for waiting, the journey is about to begin.
Agnetha, Björn, Benny, Anni-Frid. #ABBAVoyage #ABBA,” the band wrote.
The Mamma Mia version of their 1981 song Lay All Your Love On Me is just one of the songs used in TikTok trends.
Dancing Queen was recently the subject of a challenge that asked users to sing the song’s chorus in just one breath.
The #DancingQueenChallenge resulted in more than 160 million video views.
Fans have been waiting for Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Andersson to reunite since October 2016 when they announced they would get together for a live “entertainment experience” produced by Simon Fuller.
There are rumours the group are planning an “avatar tour” for 2022. The group last performed together in June 2016 for a private party for Ulvaeus and Andersson.
Before that, they hadn’t sung together in public since 1986.
Abba fever gripping the world
Swedish pop group Abba : Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus pose after winning the Swedish branch of the Eurovision Song Contest with their song “Waterloo”, February 9, 1974.
Abba fever is beginning to grip the world in anticipation of the legendary Swedish pop quartet’s first music release in 39 years on Thursday.
The iconic group of the 70s and 80s began teasing its millions of fans last week with a pop-up website, ABBA VOYAGE, saying, “the wait is almost over”.
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ABBA teases us with new music
Get excited, Swedish pop sensations ABBA have teased us with an announcement of new music! The songs will be their first in 39 years. Not only that, the foursome also launched a new website last week called “Abba Voyage”, asking fans to register interest in a new project. There are thoughts it might be the long awaited hologram tour ABBA promised us way back in 2016.
To get some more juicy details, Sarah Macdonald spoke to Carl Magnus Palm a writer and ABBA expert.
ABBA are a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 .
ABBA members : Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
(/ˈæbə/ AB-ə, Swedish: [ˈâbːa])
The group’s name is an acronym of the first letters of their first names. They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1974 to 1983. In 1974 ABBA were Sweden’s first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song “Waterloo“, which in 2005 was chosen as the best song in the competition’s history as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the contest.
During the band’s main active years, it consisted of two married couples: Fältskog and Ulvaeus, and Lyngstad and Andersson. With the increase of their popularity, their personal lives suffered, which eventually resulted in the collapse of both marriages. The relationship changes were reflected in the group’s music, with latter compositions featuring darker and more introspective lyrics.
After ABBA disbanded, Andersson and Ulvaeus achieved success writing music for the stage,while Lyngstad and Fältskog pursued solo careers.
Did ABBA members swap partners?
Yes. They were actually two married couples (Benny and Frieda, Bjorn and Agnetha) whose letters of their first names formed the acronym ABBA (Frida being short for Annfrida).
Why did ABBA split up?
While each member was focussing on other work, such as solo careers and songwriting, their marriages are believed to be the reason the band could not continue together, though for Björn and Agnetha, both have said their split was fairly “amicable.”
Are Benny and Frida still married?
The following year she was engaged to Swedish pianist Benny Andersson, also a member of ABBA, until they married in 1978. The couple separated in 1980 and divorced in 1981.
Who is the richest member of ABBA?
- Anni-Frid Lyngstad Net Worth
- Net Worth: $300 Million
- Gender: Female
- Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.72 m)
- Profession: Singer
- Nationality: Norway
Which one of Abba is a recluse?
AGNETHA Faltskog, the blonde member of Abba, has admitted that fame drove her to become a recluse. Faltskog (55) disappeared from public view in 1987 and retreated to a remote Swedish island.
Which one of Abba is a recluse?
- What was ABBA’s last song?
- The Day Before You Came
- The Day Before You Came
- “The Day Before You Came”
- Recorded 20 August 1982 at Polar Music Studios
- Genre Synthpop, art pop
- Length 5:50
- Songwriter(s) Benny Andersson Björn Ulvaeus
Where do ABBA live now?
Benny and Björn continue to write new music together while also pursuing solo projects. Bjorn lives in Sweden with Lena, his wife of 35 years, and is believed to be worth at least £90million.
What happened to Agnetha from ABBA?
Following the release of her album I Stand Alone, Agnetha went on a 17-year hiatus from the music industry, during which she made few public appearances. … Agnetha now lives in Ekerö, Stockholm County with her son Christian, his partner, and their daughter. Linda also lives in Ekerö with her family.
How long did Abba last?
Ten years after their disbanding, a compilation, ABBA Gold was released, which became a worldwide bestseller. In 1999, ABBA’s music was adapted into the successful musical Mamma Mia! that toured worldwide.
Years active 1972–1983 2016–present
Labels Polar Polydor Atlantic Epic RCA Victor Vogue Sunshine
Why was ABBA so successful?
“Abba didn’t just write great songs, they made great records and that was their secret,” says Palm. “They conceived them as productions and arrangements – visions of perfect pop music. Why are there so few successful covers of Abba songs? Because they’re just so hard to inhabit.
Princess Anni-Frid, Dowager Countess of Plauen , better known by her nickname Frida, is a Norwegian-German-Swedish singer, songwriter and environmentalist.
(née Lyngstad; born 15 November 1945)
She is best known as one of the founding members and lead singers of the Swedish pop band ABBA.
Björn Kristian Ulvaeus is a Swedish singer-songwriter, producer, a member of the Swedish musical group ABBA, and co-composer of the musicals Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia!
(Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbjœːɳ ɵlˈvěːɵs] (About this soundlisten); born 25 April 1945)
He co-produced the films Mamma Mia! and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again with fellow ABBA member and close friend Benny Andersson.
Göran Bror Benny Andersson is a Swedish musician, composer, producer, member of the Swedish music group ABBA, and co-composer of the musicals Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia! For the 2008 film version of Mamma Mia!
(Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbɛ̌nːʏ ˈânːdɛˌʂɔn] (About this soundlisten); born 16 December 1946)
and its 2018 sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, he worked also as an executive producer. Since 2001, he has been active with his own band Benny Anderssons orkester.