ABBA. One of the greatest bands to have ever existed. Although the band broke up before I got to enjoy one of their concerts, they’re in my personal top five bands I wish I could’ve seen perform live (Queen is on top of that list).
But this is not why I’m bringing them here today. As I mentioned earlier, it’s a really special day, and this is a really special music video for our dear friend, Adriana. (did I mention it’s her birthday today? Happy Birthday! once more!) And this is one of her favorite songs (from what I heard, her favorite Abba song, actually). So Have a Wonderful Earth Day!
I keep on being amazed of the creativity and the incredible talents coming from Sweden! (visiting Sweden is one of my dream voyages I hold close to my heart). Winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 was the starting point of ABBA’s huge success. Two married couples (who, at the peak of their fame, got divorced): Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson – the name of the band being formed of the band’s members initials.
Although they never really called it quits (officially, at least), the band is considered dissolved since 1983 and they didn’t appear in public as a foursome until the Swedish premiere of “Mamma Mia!”, the musical in 2005 and the movie, in July 2008 (oh, I loved that movie!) Can you believe they actually refused a $1 Billion offer? (which meant 100 concerts as the old Abba band) Amazing! (more about their story here)