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Let's ABBA Party! with Nicki Chapman

Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the hit ABBA musical Mamma Mia! with a two-hour special, featuring all their hits and newly recorded interviews with founding members.

As the hit stage musical Mamma Mia! marks its twentieth anniversary, Nicki Chapman presents a live two-hour special featuring a non-stop mix of classic hits, covers, and selections from the cast recordings and film soundtracks.
ABBA have sold in excess of 400m albums and singles since they first came to prominence in 1974.
At their commercial zenith in the late ‘70s, they were reputedly second only to Volvo in their contribution to Sweden’s exports. Such was the demand for their music that their management had to arrange for royalties from the Soviet Union to be paid in oil commodity rights rather than the embargoed rouble.
Fast forward to 2019, a year that sees the promise of the first new ABBA music in over thirty years, a world tour featuring state-of-the-art holograms of Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and Frida, and even a themed restaurant in London.
This year also marks the twentieth anniversary of the original West End production of the stage musical inspired by their song catalogue. Mamma Mia! went on to set new box office records around the globe and inspired two hit feature films.
Let's Abba Party! is the ultimate excuse to say Thank You For The Music to one of the most successful groups in pop history.
Plus, there'll be a specially commissioned chart ranking UK sales of their eight studio albums from Waterloo to The Visitors.
Presented by Nicki Chapman
Written and produced for Radio 2 by Malcolm Prince.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Last on

Mon 22 Apr 2019 12:00

Music Played

  • ABBA

    People Need Love

    • The Definitve Collection CD1.
    • Polydor Limited.
    • 1.
  • ABBA

    Under Attack

    • The Singles (The First Ten Years).
    • Epic.
    • 1.
  • ABBA

    Fernando

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 012.
  • ABBA

    Summer Night City

    • Abba - More Abba Gold.
    • Polydor.
  • ABBA

    I Have A Dream

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 007.
  • ABBA

    The Name Of The Game

    • Abba Gold.
    • Polydor.
  • Cher

    Mamma Mia

    • Dancing Queen.
    • Warner Bros. Records.
  • ABBA

    Lay All Your Love On Me

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 005.
  • ABBA

    Ring Ring (Swedish Version)

    • Ring Ring (Deluxe Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 013.
  • ABBA

    Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)

    • Waterloo.
    • Spectrum.
  • ABBA

    S.O.S.

    • Abba Gold.
    • Polydor.
    • 010.
  • ABBA

    When All Is Said And Done

    • The Visitors.
    • Atlantic.
    • 3.
  • ABBA

    Take a Chance on Me

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 003.
  • ABBA

    Just A Notion (Out-take)

    • Just A Notion (demo).
  • ABBA

    Money, Money, Money

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 009.
  • Meryl Streep

    The Winner Takes It All

    • Mamma Mia: The Movie Soundtrack.
    • Polydor.
    • 14.
  • Cher, Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Andy García, Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper, Lily James, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alexa Davies, Josh Dylan, Jeremy Irvine & Hugh Skinner

    Super Trouper

    • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again O.S.T. (Various Artists).
    • Polydor.
    • 017.
  • ABBA

    Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 014.
  • ABBA

    Voulez-Vous

    • Abba Gold.
    • Polydor.
    • 013.
  • ABBA

    Thank You For The Music

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 018.
  • ABBA

    Our Last Summer

    • Super Trouper.
    • Polydor.
  • ABBA

    Knowing Me, Knowing You

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 002.
  • ABBA

    Dancing Queen

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 001.

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