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With news breaking that ABBA are reforming, we all now have the perfect excuse to dig out their records and enjoy a bit of karaoke. Even better, the world’s ultimate tribute to ABBA, Bjorn Again, are touring very soon, so you can get your live ABBA fix whilst you wait for the Swedish pop icons to return to the stage once again.
In anticipation of the Bjorn Again live shows, we’ve picked out the five ABBA songs we can’t wait to jive along to. Play them loud, wherever you are.
Revealed as Her Royal Majesty The Queen’s favourite song, you can’t really beat this ABBA classic. Sure to fill up dancefloors, whether it be at a wedding, a festival or concert, as soon as you hear the intro, you’ll be twisting and turning all over the place.
A song so good there’s a film and a musical named after it. With one of the most recognisable melodies on the planet, Mamma Mia has become a much-loved and longstanding hit across the globe.
It’s a well-known fact that you can’t listen to Waterloo without breaking into dance, no matter your location. Alongside that perfect piano, you’ve got saxophone, hand claps and stunning vocals guiding you through two and a half minutes of joy.
One of the darker ABBA songs to exist, though still instantly catchy, S.O.S offers haunting vocals, wavering synths and an edgy chorus. Proving that ABBA were more than a soft, bubbly, pop act, it may not be everyone’s go-to, but it’s still one of their best.
Taking things down a bit for our final choice, Chiquitita is the stunning ballad that showcases ABBA’s multiple talents at their finest. The folk-pop harmonies and delicate guitar plucks lead you up to a powerful chorus, which just screams to be belted out at the top of your voice.
19 November 2018 – St Davids Hall, Cardiff
20 November 2018 – Victoria Theatre, Halifax
21 November 2018 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
24 November 2018 – The Limelight, Belfast
26 November 2018 – Hexagon Theatre, Reading
27 November 2018 – Guildhall, Portsmouth
30 November 2018 – Brighton Centre, Brighton
1 December 2018 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
2 December 2018 – O2 Academy, Oxford
4 December 2018 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
5 December 2018 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
6 December 2018 – UEA, Norwich
7 December 2018 – O2 Academy, Leicester
8 December 2018 – O2 Academy, Newcastle
11 December 2018 – O2 Academy, Liverpool
12 December 2018 – O2 ABC, Glasgow
13 December 2018 – O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 December 2018 – O2 Academy, Leeds
15 December 2018 – Manchester Academy, Manchester
18 December 2018 – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
19 December 2018 – O2 Academy, Bristol
20 December 2018 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
21 December 2018 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Tickets for Björn Again are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.
This article originally appeared on Academy Music Group