ABBA, the legendary 1970s Swedish pop band, may be returning and going on tour again to celebrate its 40th anniversary! The band's first hit was "Waterloo," which won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest that began the band's career, and the single went on to sell nearly six million copies around the world, making it one of the best-selling songs of all time.
Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus, who are responsible for starting the international band in 1972, spoke to a German newspaper about the possibility of a reunion happening. "Of course it's something we're thinking about," Faltskog said. "There seem to be plans to do something to mark this anniversary in some way. But I can't say at this point what will come of them."
But Ulvaeus spoke out a few years back saying there would never be an ABBA reunion because "It is a strength for ABBA that you remember those young, ambitious, energetic people during the '70s rather than some feeble old folks who feel compelled to get up and play all the time."
So whether or not the Swedish pop band will return for its 40th anniversary remains unclear. But they sure will always be remembered and loved by all types of fans, including John McCain.
McCain told a Phoenix radio station in 2008 that he has a secret love for ABBA. He added that he loves to pump himself up before a speech or an event by listening to the band's big hit "Take a Chance on Me".
McCain told his campaign bus while they were touring around the country that if he won the presidential election, ABBA would play in speakers and in "elevators all over the White House."
"Nobody likes them," McCain said in an interview with the Austin American Statesman. "But they sold more records than anybody in the history of the world. Including The Beatles. But everybody hates them. You're a no-class guy if you like ABBA. Why does everybody go see Mamma Mia? Hypocrisy! Rank hypocrisy! I'm not embarrassed to say I like ABBA, 'Dancing Queen.'"
We can't really picture the Arizona Senator hopping around to "Dancing Queen" or "Take a Chance on Me," but hey, we all have our guilty pleasures!