The songwriter says the UK regarded ABBA's winning entry as the biggest threat to its own, by Olivia Newton-John.
A catchy hook, an infectious chant: an earworm is a simple thing. Writing one, however, is not. Here’s why earworms are so effective – and hard to create.
The single took seven weeks to make the top 40 and 18 to reach No. 1 on the Hot 100.
The ABBA Eurovision performance of ‘Waterloo’ has gone down in history as the competition’s most iconic moment, and one of the group’s finest hours.
A selection of Agnetha's most memorable quotes, reflecting her youth, the incredible success of ABBA, their personal relationships and much more.
The band scaled new peaks with their first album of the 1980s.
With hints of everything that would follow, ABBA’s debut album found the group refining their skills en route to greatness.
Born on March 22, 1948, Andrew Lloyd Webber helped to revitalize the stage musical.
'The Gift' was propelled to No.1 in the UK by the smash hit, double-sided single ‘Town Called Malice’ and ‘Precious.'
1983 was an extremely busy year in the singer's post-ABBA world.
Chiefly remembered for its era-defining lead single, the ‘Waterloo’ album found ABBA hitting all their targets and storming charts around the world.
ABBA scored their third UK chart-topper in a row on February 18, 1978 with ‘Take A Chance On Me.’
After 'SOS' and 'Mamma Mia,' there was renewed interest in an album that had been largely ignored by UK audiences on first release.
The 10cc vocalist-songwriter's resumé stretches even further than that cherished band’s exemplary pop and album rock.
Completed at the end of 1978 at ABBA's Polar Music Studios, ‘Chiquitita’ soon emerged as the first single from their ‘Voulez-Vous’ album.