Do you ever find music from a musical or music group that you can stop listening to? I know that this happens to me all the time. New albums come out or a movie musical comes out and it is all that one can focus on. My latest music obsession is a band from the 70s, ABBA. This group has hits songs like Dancing Queen and Super Trouper.
This band is the brains behind the broadway musical, Mamma Mia. This musical features songs off of the groups different albums and hits. In 2008, the musical was turned into a featured film and became a success. It is now ten years later and a sequel the first film will be out this Friday. I am honestly so excited that I can hardly wait. Basically, I have been listening to both albums from both movies nonstop over the last several days. My thoughts on both films albums are this: the first movies album is very upbeat and catchy and the second films album is catchy too, but contains some slower songs. I have a good feeling that Mamma Mia Here We Go Again! will be good, but who knows how everyone will react to it. Now that you know a little bit of a back story, now I want to give a list of some of my favorite songs from Mamma Mia and Mamma Mia 2.
My Favorites ABBA Songs ( Included in Mamma Mia and Mamma Mia 2
The all versions of this are my favorite. They each have there own unique take on the song. The original version is obviously the best. The first movie version is unique because it quirky and fun. It has that something unexpected has happened tone to it. The second films version starts slow but builds as it goes on. I like that both movie versions are sung by different people. Meryl Streep and Lily James are the actresses who sing the song.
Dancing Queen is obviously an amazing song that just makes one want to dance. All versions of the song are similar and one can’t go wrong with whichever one you decide to listen to. My favorite version though is the first films version. It kind of has girl anthem feeling to it and makes it unique.
Lay All Your Love On Me
This song is just a fun and upbeat love song that is catchy. Both the ABBA version and the first Mamma Mia version are my faves. In the movie, they make this song a duet and it brings a uniqueness to the song.
Waterloo is kind of a funny song to me. It brings a historic thing and a romantic song together. Both versions of the song are great to listen to, but I like Mamma Mia 2’s version better because I can envision what may be happening during this scene in the movie.
This song has a great harmony and melody to it. It is catchy and slow/upbeat but a great song to listen to. I like the movie version, from Mamma Mia 2, better just because of how the song and singing was put together.
Voulez-Vouz is catchy whether you listen to the ABBA version or the Mamma Mia version. Both versions make you want to dance and sing along. Yes, all the songs above and below have the same lyrics in both ABBA versions and the film/musical versions. But all are great to listen to because they are fun and upbeat and easy to learn.
Super Trouper has three versions. The first films version is all about performing for one the main characters bachelorette and is special performance for some of the other main characters. The second films version is unique because of how it begins. This version builds up to the opening lyrics of the song and that makes it unique.
I Have A Dream
Both Amanda Seyfried, ABBA and Lily James version of this song are amazing. I can listen to all three over and over. One can tell that each version has its own feelings and emotions that go along with them. Each version has its on backstory to why it was sung the way it was sung.
Why Did It Have To Be Me?
This song is just a fun upbeat song within the second film. If you listen to it, you may feel like dancing along. It also has some catchy lyrics to it as well. Honestly, I can’t wait to see how this scene plays out in the Mamma Mia 2.
When I Kissed the Teacher
This song is funny to listen to because it definitely has some interesting lyrics. I like the movie version because of how exciting Lily James and the other singer make the song. It is a quirky song that makes one feel like dancing and singing along to. This is another scene in the second movie that I am looking forward to seeing as well.
The songs above are just some of the songs that ABBA and this musical both sing. All of these songs are amazing and worth listening to. It is fun getting to hear and learn about songs from a different decade. So, what is a group from a different decade that you are currently obsessed with? Also, what is your favorite song from ABBA/Mamma Mia films?