With ABBA returning to the music world for the first time in 35 years, Betway helps us to explore whether the group will truly reform.
Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid are set to return to the world of music this December with the release of two original songs, one of which – titled “I Still Have Faith In You” – will feature in a BBC TV special. 35 years on from their last new release together, and as Mamma Mia 2 enthrals audiences, Betway guides us through what ABBA’s return has meant to the betting markets.
With their return to the public eye later this year, Betway and other betting sites have seen plenty of people backing the group’s permanent reunion;
“ABBA’s staying power speaks for itself and, with the second Mamma Mia! movie currently in cinemas, there hasn’t been a better time for the group to reunite,
It seems like a good time for punters to take a chance on 2018 being the year they get back together and, at 7/4, the winner really could take it all.
To celebrate ABBA’s return, Betway has reflected on the huge charts success of the group, looking back at their singles and albums released over the course of their career in the form of an analytical infographic.
Since their victory in the Eurovision Song Contest 1974, ABBA remain iconic and an integral part of the music world. Even 35 years on from their last release, the group still remains the most successful non-British group in the UK charts, with nine No.1 singles, as well as having the best selling CD in the UK on record.
Their best-selling album, however, is Gold – Greatest Hits, released in 1992. It’s the UK’s second-biggest selling album of all time, having sold more than 5.3m copies. Over 3.5m of those are CD sales, which makes it the UK’s best-selling physical CD of all time.
The group’s music continues to resonate with fans around the globe, and to the casual listener. Out of the 25 singles that the group has released nine are about love, which is the group’s most-popular subject. Five of those songs went to No. 1: Waterloo, Mamma Mia, The Name of the Game, Take a Chance on Me, and Super Trouper, which was the group’s final chart-topper.