ABBA announced on their social networks the release of a reissue of the successful album “ABBA Gold”. This is a special edition for the 30th anniversary of the publication of the original. A collection of hits from the legendary Swedish band.
Remember that it is one of the jobs most important compilations in history and that it exceeded 32 million units sold all over the world. Gold was very successful in the UK, where it became the second best-selling album in history and spent more than 1,055 weeks on the official chart. He was surpassed only by Greatest Hits of Queen.
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The members Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad told some details on their social networks. You can enjoy from September 23 in different formats such as picture disc, vinyl and cassette.
In May, the musicians got together for the first time publicly in 40 years. It was at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, in a special concert to present the show ABBA Voyage that has the protagonists as a hologram.
A mashup of ABBA’s “Chiquitita” with Elton John’s “Bennie and the Jets” that became a trend
Last week we showed you a clip that went viral. The creativity of social network users surprises us every day. A mashup of “petite” of ABBA with “Bennie and the Jets” by Elton John became a hit on Tik Tok.
Mixing the piano melody of both songs caught the attention of users and also of the artists themselves. In the edited, trending video, we first find ABBA’s Benny Andersson playing the group’s 1979 classic on his black piano. Then the English artist appears in the same situation playing the notes of his 1974 song.
“I heard that ‘Chiquitita’ was trending again… with Elton John!” can be read in the text that accompanies the post of the Swedish band on TikTok. Elton did the same in his official account.
It all started a few months ago when a user, Reymifasol posted the original mashup. In turn, the TikTok creator who combined both tracks she wrote in her post: “For all your beautiful summer transitions.” Users of the famous platform did the same. For example, the subject appears in more than 54,000 videos.
“Chiquitita/Bennie and the Jets” surpassed the number of views Elton John has on the app. His most popular official audio, “I’m Still Standing”, has only 34,000 videos.
For its part, ABBA treads harder on TikTok. The original audio of “Chiquitita” appears in more than 39,000 videos, while “Dancing Queen” can be heard in more than 117,000 videos and “Mamma Mia” in 252,000. Finally, the song “Gimme! Give to me! Give to me! (A Man After Midnight)” takes the crown with 432,800 videos.