ABBA: Thank You for the Music is a 2017 documentary that takes us on an exciting journey to explore the rise of the Swedish superstars, ABBA. Through interviews with the members of the band – including Bjorn, Agnetha and Benny – as well as their collaborators and fans, this documentary tells the story of their unique chemistry that produced one hit song after another on their road to international fame.
The film begins in Stockholm, where ABBA first started crafting their signature sound. Combining inventive instrumentation with surprisingly uplifting melodies and vocals, they created iconic songs like “Dancing Queen” and “Fernando” that defined an entire era. This was followed by sold-out tours around the world which won them legions of devoted fans across the globe. Even today, after more than 360 million record sales and nearly five decades in existence, ABBA’s popularity still remains undiminished.
The documentary goes on to chronicle the band’s eventual break-up before exploring how their music has remained so timelessly popular through covers and compilations albums, such as those featured in films like Muriel’s Wedding and Mamma Mia!. It also documents how this public appetite eventually led to the band reuniting in 2016. Through intimate interviews with each of its members we get a sense of why it has endured for so long: its members are humble, level-headed people who are deeply appreciative of each other and their success.
This celebratory film is packed full of archival footage from ABBA’s concerts along with all your favourite hits from them. Featuring beloved tracks such as “Take a Chance On Me” and “SOS” interspersed throughout its narrative arc, ABBA: Thank You for The Music is an absolute must-watch for anyone wanting to learn more about one of music history’s most iconic bands. So what are you waiting for? Tune in now!