Mamma Mia! Here we go again… or more like here THEY go again. That’s right, the four members of Swedish supergroup ABBA reunited on stage last night at a private party – and then performed together for the first time in three decades.
ABBA sang Me And I, which appeared on their 1980 album Super Trouper.
During Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson’s private party in Stockholm to celebrate 50th anniversary as friends, Eurovision Song Content screenwriter and director, and fellow Swede, Edward af Sillén almost broke the internet when he tweeted a photo of the four band members together on stage.
He wrote: “Wow! Last night history was made. ABBA finally reunited. All 4 on the same stage, singing together.”
The foursome – which also comprises Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstand – split in 1982 and last performed together in public in 1986, although there were reports they sang together at a private birthday party for a friend in 1999.
“It was absolutely amazing,” Anni-Frid told Swedish publication Expressen.
“A lot of emotions. We’ve made this journey throughout our history. Benny and Björn in particular. It’s been very nostalgic.”
Benny and Björn’s musical partnership resulted in one of the most successful bands of the 20th Century, enjoying chart hits with songs like Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Fernando, The Winner Takes It All, Knowing Me, Knowing You and Dancing Queen.
The pop group, who first shot to fame after winning the 1974 Eurovision song contest with Waterloo, were once reported to have been offered $1billion to reunite for a concert tour – but turned it down.
ABBA, who have sold more than 370 million albums and singles, are one of the biggest groups in pop history, despite hailing from a non-English speaking country.