Mamma Mia

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About Mamma Mia

"Mamma Mia" is a song by the Swedish pop group ABBA, written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson, with the lead vocals shared by Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. It is the opening track on the group's third album, the self-titled ABBA. The song's name is derived from Italian, where it is an interjection used in situations of surprise, anguish, or excitement, which corresponds to the English interjection "my, my!" but literally means "My mother". The interjection "my my" can indeed be found in some lines within the song.  


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I've been cheated by you since I don't know when
So I made up my mind, it must come to an end
Look at me now, will I ever learn?
I don't know how but I suddenly lose control
There's a fire within my soul
Just one look and I can hear a bell ring
One more look and I forget everything, whoa

Mamma mia, here I go again
My my, how can I resist you?
Mamma mia, does it show again?
My my, just how much I've missed you
Yes, I've been brokenhearted
Blue since the day we parted
Why, why did I ever let you go?
Mamma mia, now I really know
My my, I could never let you go

I've been angry and sad about things that you do
I can't count all the times that I told you we're through
And when you go, when you slam the door
I think you know that you won't be away too long
You know that I'm not that strong
Just one look and I can hear a bell ring
One more look and I forget everything, whoa

Mamma mia, here I go again
My my, how can I resist you?
Mamma mia, does it show again?
My my, just how much I've missed you
Yes, I've been brokenhearted
Blue since the day we parted
Why, why did I ever let you go?
Mamma mia, even if I say
Bye bye, leave me now or never
Mamma mia, it's a game we play
Bye bye doesn't mean forever

Mamma mia, here I go again
My my, how can I resist you?
Mamma mia, does it show again?
My my, just how much I've missed you
Yes, I've been brokenhearted
Blue since the day we parted
Why, why did I ever let you go
Mamma mia, now I really know
My my, I could never let you go

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ABBA was a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972, comprising Agnetha Fältskog, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. ABBA is an acronym of the first letters of the band members' first names and is sometimes stylized as the registered trademark ᗅᗺᗷᗅ. They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of pop music, topping the charts worldwide from 1972 to 1982. They are also known for winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, giving Sweden its first victory in the history of the contest and being the most successful group ever to take part in the contest. more »

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Written by: Stig Erik Anderson, Benny Goran Bror Andersson, Bjoern K Ulvaeus

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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10 facts about this song

Song’s History
"Mamma Mia" was recorded in 1975 by the Swedish pop group ABBA. It was included in their third studio album, "ABBA".
Lyrics Inspiration
The song's title, "Mamma Mia", is an Italian phrase that translates to "My Mother". It expresses surprise or disbelief and is a common phrase in Italian language.
Songwriting Team
ABBA's main songwriting team, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, penned "Mamma Mia" along with their manager, Stig Anderson.
Chart Success
"Mamma Mia" topped the charts in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. It was their second number one single in the UK following “Waterloo.”
Musical Adaptation
The song was used as the title of the 1999 musical based on ABBA's greatest hits, "Mamma Mia!”, which turned into a worldwide hit.
Movie Adaptation
In 2008, a film adaptation of the musical was released starring Meryl Streep. The film was also named "Mamma Mia!" and the song was prominently featured in it.
In the United States
Though popular, "Mamma Mia" did not achieve the same level of success in the U.S. as it did in other parts of the world. It reached number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Music Video
The music video for "Mamma Mia" was directed by Lasse Hallström and is considered to be one of the classic videos of the 1970s pop era.
Re-release
In 1992, a compilation album called "ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits" was released, which contained "Mamma Mia". The song gained renewed popularity and charted again in several countries.
Unique Background Sounds
The notable marimba sound in the song is actually made from a type of keyboard known as a celesta. The ABBA members considered this unique sound a significant contribution to the song's success.

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