Abba have hinted they may reunite
The Swedish pop band comprised of Anni-Frid Lyngstad , Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Agnetha Fältskog. They shot to fame after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 and had hits with tracks including Dancing Queen, Knowing Me, Knowing You and Super Trouper, but split in 1982.
The group have remained popular, but have always maintained they would never get back together. They are rumoured to have been offered $1 billion for a farewell tour, but were resolute that they could no longer work together.
However, Benny has now hinted the group`s opinion may have mellowed. "Yeah, why not? I don`t know if the girls sing anything any more. I know Frida [Anni-Frid Lyngstad] was recently in the studio," he told British newspaper The Times. "If you can sing, you can sing. It?s not a bad idea, actually."
Benny and Björn are continually amazed by how popular their music is. The musical Mamma Mia!, which is based on their songs has been a huge hit, and was turned into a film starring Meryl Streep in 2008. There?s is also a popular exhibition dedicated to them in London.
"It`s not just people wanting to hear the songs. It has more to do with people wanting to be in some kind of mood that is fictitious," Björn said. "A mood of `the 70s` that Abba represents but is not rooted in reality. For instance, we never thought in our wildest dreams that we would be gay icons."