Sunday, January 29, 2012

Take a Chance on Us: Swedish Supergroup ABBA to Release 1st New Song in 18 Years

ABBA decked out in their 70s Forever Lazies...

Swedish pop group ABBA will be releasing their first new song in over 18 years. The group, who scored hit after hit in the 1970s and early 80s, disbanded in 1982. ABBA sold over one hundred million records worldwide and scored an impressive list of Number One hits across a large portion of the world.

Group members Agnetha Fältskog, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad toured the world together as one of entertainment's most popular acts, before the price of fame ultimately tore the good friends (and former couples) apart. 

The "new" song is actually an unreleased single left off the group's final album, 1981's The Visitors, titled "From a Twinkling Star to a Passing Angel". The group have never performed live together since disbanding in 1982, not even reuniting to perform for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. The group experienced a rebirth in popularity over the past several decades, courtesy of the Australian cult film Muriel's Wedding starring Toni Collette as well as the popular Broadway hit play Mamma Mia, featuring the band's catchy pop tunes. 

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