2008 may very well be the biggest year ABBA ever had. In July, Meryl Streep stars in the Film Adaptation of the ABBA musical Mamma Mia!--which has been seen by over 30 million people worldwide and has raked in over one billion dollars.
Every where you go, ABBA is inescapable. YouTube proves it conclusively. Even watching a basketball game. Here, Gus Johnson, network sportscaster sings Dancing Queen.
Here, John McCain's Waterboarding Testimony is juxtaposed with ABBA's Waterloo:
Here, every political candidate still running for president is mashed up with ABBA's Take A Chance On Me:
And on current television shows like "The Office" and "Ugly Betty," fictional characters use ABBA as part of their plot. "The Office" recital of Take A Chance On Me has become so popular that the cast of the office felt compelled to recreate the sing-a-long at their recent convention in Scranton, PA:
And it goes beyond that. In Hollywood movies for the last 10 years, ABBA's Mamma Mia! has been featured prominently. If you have kids and you watch movies such as "Enchanted," the scene where Giselle (Amy Adams) enters our world by passing through a manhole cover into New York's Time Square has the backdrop of the "Mamma Mia!" billboard up in lights. When I saw that with my niece and nephew in the theater I laughed out loud hysterically. I thought: "Mamma Mia! Indeed!" Trust me, it's there, go turn on your DVD player and check it again.
It's time to come out of the closet everyone. You've listened to ABBA all your lives. Someone has to be driving their increasing popularity, and chances are it's you. Let's here your ABBA stories...I know you've got them. If Gus can sing Dancing Queen at a basketball game on national television, if Bono can sing Dancing Queen live on the 1992 U2 Tour:
Confess that you like ABBA here. Do it today. Do it now. Let's hear your stories!
ABBA Nice Day!
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