There’s nothing that kick-starts a celebration like a hit from the biggest Swedish band this planet has ever known.
And face it, ABBA also gave us one of the most classic misheard lyrics ever:
But on a more serious note: Even alternative rockers like Kurt Cobain and Bono confessed their love for the fabulous Scandinavian foursome. As a matter of fact, the U2 frontman summed up their evergreen pop charm very well, when he said: “I think ABBA have a pure joy to their music. That’s what makes them extraordinary.”
In celebration of this musical joy we compiled a list of ABBA singles that went to number one in at least one of the following countries: Australia, Austria, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and/or the United States. What we’d love to know, is:
If you’re curious what ABBA’s favourites among their own hits are, treat yourself to this old TV interview – the members not only explain why they like certain songs best, they also deny any rumours that they might be breaking up anytime soon:
In case you still can’t decide what ABBA tune to vote for, click on “playlist” below. But be warned: Listening to all these golden hits won’t necessarily make your decision any easier.