When one hears the name of Abba. They do think right away of a wonderful music group like no other. This is what Abba is and will always be in the history of music. The group did top the charts from 1972 to 1982, and they are without a doubt, one of the most commercially successful of acts to ever grace popular music with their presence.
What does the name of Abba stand for? Is the first letters of all the names of the members that make up the band. There is two women and two men that are in the group. They originally came from Sweden and the music that they did sing was in the following categories. These categories were no other than disco, pop, and dance. Abba did sell more than 381 millions records and singles around the world. They are not only one of the best selling of all music artists of all time, but they are also, second when it comes to being one of the two best selling of all music groups in the industry.
They also can enjoy the distinction of being the first very musical group to come from a non-speaking country to garner major success in English-speaking lands. Some of these English-speaking lands was the United States, the UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa.
Due to the fact that they were also very big in Latin American countries, as well, Abba did go on to record some songs of theirs in Spanish. Many of these Spanish songs became top hits on the record charts. Some of Abba's most memorable of all hit songs do include Dancing Queen, Fernando, Knowing Me Knowing You, Waterloo, and Take A Chance On Me. These are just a few of the many albums and singles that they did record over the course of their music fame.
Abba is a very special music group that does indeed have its place in the annals of music history. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. Despite the fact that the group broke up, and their music seemed to decline in popularity over time, interest in the group came back to life with seven different motion pictures that did feature some of their most popular songs. Mamma Mia, which was a stage musical did adapt the songs of Abba into their stage act, and it did travel worldwide.