How well do you know your ABBA songs?
You may think you know them all, but I dare you to test your knowledge with my quiz. By the way, the questions only refer to songs that feature in Mamma Mia!
1. Which is the only ABBA song to include vocalists other than the four band members?
2. Which ABBA song was originally called ‘Gypsy Girl’?
3. The title of which song roughly translates as “little girl” in Spanish?
4. Which song was sampled by Madonna in 2005?
6. Which song inspired the name of Bill Anderson (Stellen Skarsgård)’s yacht in Mamma Mia?
7. In 1976, an ABBA song replaced a Queen song (which happens to feature the title of that ABBA song in its lyrics) at the number 1 position. Which ABBA song is it?
8. Which ABBA single was the second to be released from the album after the success of the title track winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest?
9. Which ABBA song was first performed during a Royal Variety Show in Stockholm the evening before the Swedish Royal Wedding?
10. The 12-note section at the end of the chorus of which ABBA song inspired the Beegees to pen the 1983 Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers hit Islands in the Stream? The giveaway bit is the instrumental section where Dolly and Kenny are ad-libbing ‘ sail away/won’t you sail away with me’…
11. ‘It was like shooting a sitting duck, a little small talk, a smile and baby I was stuck’ is a line from which ABBA song?
12. ‘Vi gick längs floden och satte oss i gräset under Eiffeltornet’ is a line (translated into Swedish) from which ABBA song?
13. Which ABBA song refers to the band’s dislike of touring?
14. Which is the only ABBA song to be recorded in a studio outside of Sweden?
16. Which song regularly tops polls as the best ABBA song ever?
17. Which song sparked ABBA-Mania in Australia by becoming ABBA’s first chart topper there?
18. It was covered by Erasure in the early 1990s. Which song is it?
19. Frida commented “all my sadness was captured in that song.” about which track?
20. Which song was originally called’ Honey Pie”?
21. Can you name the ABBA song with the wonderfully self-deprecating opening?
22. The Australian DJ in ABBA: The Movie fantasises about starring in a pop video for which song?
Mamma Mia! is showing on ITV1 tonight – 9th April – at 7pm, and you can also catch The Nation’s Favourite Abba Song at 4.30pm
ANSWERS: 1. I Have a Dream. 2. Money Money Money. 3. Chiquitita. 4. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight). 5. Does Your Mother Know. 6. Fernando. 7. Mamma Mia! 8. Honey Honey. 9. Dancing Queen. 10. SOS. 11. Lay All Your Love on Me. 12. Our Last Summer. 13. Super Trouper. 14. Voulez Vous. 15. Slipping Through My Fingers. 16. The Winner Takes it All. 17. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do. 18. Take a Chance on Me. 19. When All is Said and Done. 20. Waterloo. 21. Thank You for the Music. 22. The Name of the Game.