ABBA, Anyone?

After years and years of saying it wouldn’t happen, a member of Sweden’s 70s super-pop group ABBA says a reunion just might happen. 

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Agnetha Fältskog, centre and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, receiving a lifetime achievement award on behalf of ABBA in Stockholm.

Made up of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Frida Lyngstad, ABBA’s songs such as “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.” and “Fernando” dominated Top 40 four decades ago.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame by Bee Gees Barry and Robin Gibb in 2010, ABBA had its final performance on a British TV show in 1982.  Since then, individual members have nixed the idea of bringing back the magic. 

But there is a reason for the latest reunion news.  Next year is the 40th anniversary of the release of the group’s first hit – “Waterloo” – the song that won ABBA the Eurovision award.

A new hope for an ABBA reunion comes to us from Fältskog who told Welt Am Sonntag that the group is considering a reunion, telling the German newspaper, “Of course it’s something we’re thinking about.”

“There seems to be plans to do something to mark this anniversary in some way.  But I can’t say at this point what will come of them.”

Stay tuned.