Having parents who were teens in the 70's, I grew up listening to a lot of Disco (mostly because of my dad) so I've always had an affinity for Disco and funk infused music. Needless to say the recent wave of Disco inspired music has my loving pop music again, but I thought it'd be cool to spotlight a band, who in my opinion, was at the forefront of the pop music we hear today.
I'm talking about ABBA!
If you don't know who ABBA is then you definitely know their music. A broadway musical (later adapted into a film) named Mamma Mia! was based on their music. In 1999, an electro-pop teen group named the A*Teens were created in an effort to release an ABBA tribute album. Still don't know who they are? In 2006, Madonna released her smash hit "Hung Up" which samples one of ABBA's biggest hits, Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight).
ABBA's music was truly groundbreaking (especially for the time) and set the tone for today's pop music. Even the music videos for the time were considered to be truly original and the first time we saw a fusion of glam rock with Disco. Below are some of my favorite songs of theirs, but I'd love to hear your thoughts and some of your favorites!