Abba

Essays

ABBA’s Music Was Sexist, But ‘Mamma Mia’ Helped Fix That

ABBA's songs were never that kind to women, but 'Mamma Mia' provides a surprisingly feminist re-telling of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' music.
Shaad D’Souza
7.18.18
Music

Why Abba's 'Dancing Queen' Is the Saddest Record Ever Made

You thought it was just a cheesy song that your great-aunt fell over to at your cousin's wedding, didn't you? You were wrong.
Angus Harrison
2.9.18
Anniversaries

Will Smith’s ‘Big Willie Style’ Taught Me How To Be Myself And Black

Twenty years ago, it was extremely okay to be this corny and revive pig latin.
Mike Sholars
11.23.17
Internet Exploring

Dancing Queens: Uncovering 'The Hits of ABBA in Hindi'

How two Indian sisters in 1981 made a joyful ABBA covers album for an Indian audience.
Alex Godfrey
3.20.17
Important Questions Raised By...

We Asked People About the Songs They Find Too Hard To Listen To

Break ups? Break downs? Funerals? We all have musical ghosts and they're destined to haunt us forever.
Daisy Jones
1.24.17
we saw this

I Found the Meaning of Life at an Abba-Themed Club Night

Or, how perfect pop helps to make sense of the chaos in an era when Trump will soon run the free world.
Lauren O'Neill
1.18.17
Noisey News

Well, It Looks Like Abba are Reforming as Holograms

Benny Andersson has promised "a time machine that captures the essence of who we were."
Lauren O'Neill
10.27.16
Features

“Dancing Queen” is a Song About Death

You thought it was just a cheesy song that your great-aunt fell over to at your cousin's wedding, didn't you? You were wrong.
Angus Harrison
8.5.16
Important Questions Raised By...

An Investigation Into Theresa May's Proper Horrible Taste in Music

May told the BBC's 'Desert Island Discs' that if you were trapped on an island with her, all she would play is Abba, church music, and clips from 'Yes Minister' – which bodes well for Britain.
Angus Harrison
7.14.16
Stuff

We Asked Three Lookalikes How It Feels to Impersonate a Rock Star

Learning lessons in truth and beauty from Abba, Oasis and Foo Fighters impersonators who make a living at the summer's biggest fake festivals.
Francisco Garcia
7.13.16
The Noisey Guide to

The Noisey Guide To ABBA

Know this: ABBA are not disco schmaltz. For starters, their songs are full of perfectly pitched pathos and they've never once sold out. No wonder Bob Dylan loves them…
Cam Lindsay
5.18.16
thump news

Did Obama Just Hint That He's a Secret Avicii Fan?

The incident in question took place at the US-Nordic Leaders Summit in Washington, DC on May 13.
Alexander Iadarola
5.17.16
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