You Changed Your Mind, We'll Be First In Line

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Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad—or more simply, ABBA—will be reuniting for a TV special and releasing NEW songs. Could this mean Mamma Mia! 3: My My Just How Much I’ve Missed You is in the works?

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Deadline reports the broadcast is planned for December, and will air on NBC and the BBC:

“The decision to go ahead with the exciting ABBA avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence,” the members said.

“We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and get into the recording studio. So we did. And it was like time had stood still and that we only had been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyful experience.”

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ABBA did get together once before in 2016, at a private party, hosted by someone not in my social circle.

But this special is for all of us normals! The band has produced two new songs, one of which is titled “I Still Have Faith in You.” That seems meaningful. The Swedish pop group broke up in 1982, but their enduring legacy has given us so much, like unnecessary sequels. Now they’re back to have the time of their lives all over again. We’ll be watching.

Contributing Writer, writing my first book for the Dial Press called The Lonely Hunter, follow me on Twitter @alutkin

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stathakula
Stathakula

I heard they were considering touring with Elvis Costello but had yet to decide who was going to headline and who was going to open.

So I guess we’ll have to watch ABBA and Costello to see Who’s On First.

I’ll see myself out now.