We all grew up listening to ABBA, mostly because our moms were all obsessed. The disco trend was mostly over by our childhoods, but our moms refused to let it go. The catchy melodies and wacky outfits made them seem like a children's show, as long as you didn't pay too much attention to the words.
The band is so iconic that their music has been turned into a Broadway musical, which then became a movie starring Meryl Streep. There is even a sequel coming out next year! There are just endless possibilities for this band!
But how much do you really know about them? Here are 7 things you didn't know about ABBA!
1. Their original band name was 'Festfolk'
It meant 'Party People' in Swedish. Instead they went with ABBA which was all of their initials .
2. They got their start when they won Eurovision
In 1974 they became the first band from Sweden to win the international contest with their epic song 'Waterloo.'
3. To use the name ABBA, they had to get permission from a seafood company
The company had already been in business for years so they needed permission to use it.
4. They preformed for royals
They were asked to perform a song at a Swedish royal wedding and they chose that moment to present 'Dancing Queen' to the world. Apparently critics didn't like it, but what do they know!