A huge hitmaking group from long ago is getting back together for new music and you won’t believe who it is

It has been over 35 years since this band has put out new music.

In fact, it was December 11, 1982 when they made their last live performance.

Mamma Mia! ABBA is getting the band back together!

The Swedish pop group announced on its official Instagram account, “We all felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio. So we did.”

The reunion, the statement says, “was like time had stood still and we had only been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyful experience!”

Their time spent in the studio produced two brand-new tracks, one of which, “I Still Have Faith in You,” will be featured in a TV special, set to air in December on NBC and the BBC.

Fans have long rallied for the band — whose hits such as “Take a Chance on Me,” “Dancing Queen” and “Voulez-Vous” remain popular — to perform together again.

The group, made up of members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, broke up in 1982.

Two years ago there was a reunion of sorts in Stockholm for the opening of a restaurant owned by Ulvaeus. The eatery was based on the Greek tavern featured in “Mamma Mia!” the Broadway musical that Ulvaeus and Andersson helped create, based around their songs.

The band members ended their statement by saying, “We may have come of age, but the song is new. And it feels good.”

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Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic ALT section, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, and can now be heard 6-9am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff at 88.7 The Pulse.