ABBA Open Up to Possible Reunion
Published Mar 26, 2010After years of turning down financial offers and expressing little to no interest in the idea, your mom's favourite pop group, ABBA, have suggested that a one-off reunion show might be in the cards.
According to BIllboard, ABBA men Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus told the Times newspaper this morning (March 26) that a single reunion show, which could be televised internationally, might finally be of interest to the group.
"Yeah, why not?" Andersson said. "I don't know if the girls sing anything any more. I know Frida was in the studio. It's not a bad idea, actually."
Ulvaeus added: "We could sing 'The Way Old Folks Do,'" poking fun at the group's Super Trooper track.
The Swedish popsters have been continually turning down offers to reunite since their break-up in 1982, even saying no to huge financial offers. In 2008, Andersson even told the Sunday Telegraph that "there is simply no motivation to re-group. Money is not a factor and we would like people to remember us as we were. Young, exuberant, full of energy and ambition."
The band's profile has hardly faltered following the band's break-up. In 1992 and '93, the band issued ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits and More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits, respectively, and the tremendous success of both the musical and film versions of Mamma Mia have only increased the band's fan base.