ABBA's music has become an undeniable cult favourite. Originally popular in the '70s and '80s, their songs have transcended over to the 21st century as a staple in films, clubs, and the occasional Spotify playlist. In fact, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn't heard of at least one of their hits. From Mamma Mia! to Dancing Queen and Super Trouper, ABBA has proven their timelessness to listeners around the globe.
Recently, the Swedish pop group had also announced the upcoming release of their latest album, Voyage, set to come out in November 2021. So far two out of ten tracks have already been made public: I Still Have Faith In You and Don't Shut Me Down.
1. The group had to gain rights to use the name "ABBA"
Most fans might know ABBA as an acronym that combines all the members' first names (Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad) into one. But did you know that the group also had to go through legal negotiations with a seafood company to use the acronym? Abba Seafood company is a Swedish herring company that was originally founded in the 1800s. Since they were the first company to use "Abba", the group ABBA had to negotiate with executives on the use of the name.