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10 hours ago, Marco said:

 

Looks like more of the same nonsense but sweet in its own way.

And watch this. Cher turns up looking like MATM Madonna around 2.10!

The scenes around the ruins were filmed in Oxford.

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2 hours ago, jonski43 said:

Looks like more of the same nonsense but sweet in its own way.

And watch this. Cher turns up looking like MATM Madonna around 2.10!

The scenes around the ruins were filmed in Oxford.

Love that Cher is in it.  Music royalty which is what Abba deserve ! 

I still wish Madonna had played the Meryl Streep part in the original.  Would love also to see Madonna with Amanda Seyfried who I thought was the stand out in the first film. 

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52 minutes ago, Jazzy Jan said:

Love that Cher is in it.  Music royalty which is what Abba deserve ! 

I still wish Madonna had played the Meryl Streep part in the original.  Would love also to see Madonna with Amanda Seyfried who I thought was the stand out in the first film. 

I want to know what songs they're using.

Glad to see Angeleyes in there. When I kissed the teacher was never a favourite with me and looks kind of crow barred into the plot!

If they've dropped summer night city again, I'll be fumin'!

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21 minutes ago, jonski43 said:

I want to know what songs they're using.

Glad to see Angeleyes in there. When I kissed the teacher was never a favourite with me and looks kind of crow barred into the plot!

If they've dropped summer night city again, I'll be fumin'!

I am SO fussy about musicals and also about Abba music !    The girls harmonised better than anybody ( such magnificent singers )  and I have an insane want of brilliance in singing and dancing in musicals.    

I don't like the sound of the lead girl here.  

I love Angeleyes as well.  One of my favourite Abba songs. 

My list of songs I would like 

Dance while the music still goes on 

Bang a Boomerang 

That's me -  Have to have footage of an eagle flying with a dove :dramatic:

Dum Dum Diddle -  have to love a song where a girl wishes she was a violin called Dum Dum Diddle ! 

My love My Life 

Disillusion 

Eagle 

One man, One woman 

As good as new 

Kisses of Fire 

If it wasn't for the nights 

The king has lost his crown -  Disaster and disgrace !    Love it 

Me and I 

One of us 

Head over heels 

Tropical Loveland 

The Piper 

The Day before you came 

When all is said and done 

Two for the price of one - major comedy relief 

Lovelight 

I've been waiting for you 

Hope also that Summer night city is there too.  

Hope Amanda Seyfried gets plenty of screen time and singing.  

 

 

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@jonski43 @Jazzy Jan Here’s a list of musical numbers confirmed thus far by either Benny Anderson, the trailers or cast members:

Waterloo

Mamma Mia

When I Kissed the Teacher

Dancing Queen

Thank You for the Music

I Wonder (Departure)

Angeleyes

I Have a Dream

Kisses of Fire

Fernando

I’ve Been Waiting For You

Knowing Me, Knowing You

Why Did It Have to Be Me?

The Name Of The Game

As Good As New

If It Wasn’t for the Nights

Super Trouper

On and On and On

The Way Old Friends Do

Head over Heels

One of Us

Like an Angel Passing Through My Room

Summer Night City

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@Marco  Thank you !   Many of my favourites there.  

No Dum Dum Diddle - my darling fiddle though. :cries:

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I love Summer Night City, I think it’s better than Gimme Gimme Gimme

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@Jazzy Jan Happy Hawaii has also been confirmed to appear in the sequel.

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1 hour ago, Marco said:

@Jazzy Jan Happy Hawaii has also been confirmed to appear in the sequel.

Yes !  I always laughed at how " Why did it have to be me" and " Happy Hawaii" had the same melody but were so different in style and lyrics. 

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On 5/24/2018 at 12:12 AM, Jazzy Jan said:

Yes !  I always laughed at how " Why did it have to be me" and " Happy Hawaii" had the same melody but were so different in style and lyrics. 

Both great songs, right?

I think Happy Hawaii is an early version released as a B-side.

It's interesting how some of ABBAs melodies can be found in demos or early takes of their other recordings, e.g. Under Attack / Just Like That / When The Waves Roll Out To Sea (not really ABBA, I know) or Does Your Mother Know and Dream World.

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7 hours ago, Illuminati said:

Both great songs, right?

I think Happy Hawaii is an early version released as a B-side.

It's interesting how some of ABBAs melodies can be found in demos or early takes of their other recordings, e.g. Under Attack / Just Like That / When The Waves Roll Out To Sea (not really ABBA, I know) or Does Your Mother Know and Dream World.

Yes, I was going to say the same thing. They often reused elements of songs. Supposedly, they've very few Dennis in the vaults as they just wired with songs until they got them right rather than write a lot and keep the best.

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15 hours ago, Illuminati said:

Both great songs, right?

I think Happy Hawaii is an early version released as a B-side.

It's interesting how some of ABBAs melodies can be found in demos or early takes of their other recordings, e.g. Under Attack / Just Like That / When The Waves Roll Out To Sea (not really ABBA, I know) or Does Your Mother Know and Dream World.

 

7 hours ago, jonski43 said:

Yes, I was going to say the same thing. They often reused elements of songs. Supposedly, they've very few Dennis in the vaults as they just wired with songs until they got them right rather than write a lot and keep the best.

True.  I enjoy hearing how they keep working on songs that appear in different versions so to speak.  The overwhelming majority of their songs are great, singles, album songs and even songs that turned into other songs !  

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Just now, Marco said:

@Jazzy Jan 

 

 

 

Love that Cher is in this.  :inlove:

Marco, did you know that Fernando was the song that had the record for being number 1 for the longest amount of weeks in Australia- 14 weeks - the record since  1976.   Then who should break the record but Ed Sheeran with the most bland average song imaginable - The Shape of you.  :banghead: How annoying that such an average song could break the record.  This says it all though. 

However, Sheeran's success on the singles chart has come at a time when the methods used to calculate sales are very different to the ABBA era.

The ARIA singles charts are compiled using a mix of paid downloads on iTunes as well as streaming figures from Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and other services.

Some subscription services are available for free, leading some to argue it's difficult to compare the pure sales of ABBA from the vinyl era with the way music is now consumed.

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On 6/28/2018 at 10:15 PM, Jazzy Jan said:

Love that Cher is in this.  :inlove:

Marco, did you know that Fernando was the song that had the record for being number 1 for the longest amount of weeks in Australia- 14 weeks - the record since  1976.   Then who should break the record but Ed Sheeran with the most bland average song imaginable - The Shape of you.  :banghead: How annoying that such an average song could break the record.  This says it all though. 

However, Sheeran's success on the singles chart has come at a time when the methods used to calculate sales are very different to the ABBA era.

The ARIA singles charts are compiled using a mix of paid downloads on iTunes as well as streaming figures from Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and other services.

Some subscription services are available for free, leading some to argue it's difficult to compare the pure sales of ABBA from the vinyl era with the way music is now consumed.

Did you also know that Fernando is one of fewer than forty all-time singles to have sold more than 10 million physical copies worldwide? They're legends.

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I think I will see mamma Mia with my mom. She likes both Cher and abba. 

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On 6/28/2018 at 10:15 PM, Jazzy Jan said:

Love that Cher is in this.  :inlove:

Marco, did you know that Fernando was the song that had the record for being number 1 for the longest amount of weeks in Australia- 14 weeks - the record since  1976.   Then who should break the record but Ed Sheeran with the most bland average song imaginable - The Shape of you.  :banghead: How annoying that such an average song could break the record.  This says it all though. 

However, Sheeran's success on the singles chart has come at a time when the methods used to calculate sales are very different to the ABBA era.

The ARIA singles charts are compiled using a mix of paid downloads on iTunes as well as streaming figures from Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and other services.

Some subscription services are available for free, leading some to argue it's difficult to compare the pure sales of ABBA from the vinyl era with the way music is now consumed.

I do think at some point they will have to look at streaming again as the current crop of artists are breaking records but don't appear to have any memorable tunes!

Numbers are so inflated.

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:wow:

 

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