SLS: Fate

mamma mia movie

OK, so… “Waterloo” by ABBA might not have been the first song YOU thought of when you saw Jim’s prompt of fate/fortune/luck, but I’ve been waiting to use it ~ and more importantly this hilarious clip from the Mamma Mia! sequel (actually a prequel) Here We Go Again. I loved both Mamma Mia movies and while some say this one with Lily James isn’t as fabulous because it lacks Meryl Streep, I say pffft. Meryl is wonderful, of course, but the whole cast of MM2 is spectacular and she does have a sweet cameo at the end anyway. I love musicals, and the MMs are at the top of my list. But of course I’ve always loved ABBA songs to begin with, so it’s easy for me to enjoy the movies.

Waterloo is ABBA’s second studio album, released in 1974, with its title track winning the Eurovision Song Contest and launching their career, which was one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music (1974-1983). If you don’t know (and how could you not?), ABBA is a Swedish pop group composed of two guys and two gals: Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The group’s name is an acronym of the first letters of their first names. Agnetha & Björn were married to each other at the start of the whole thing, as were Benny and Anni-Frid, but both marriages disintegrated as the group became wildly popular. [All info from Wikipedia.]

Waterloo, I was defeated, you won the war
Waterloo, promise to love you forevermore
Waterloo, couldn’t escape if I wanted to
Waterloo, knowing my fate is to be with you
Wa-Wa-Wa-Wa-Waterloo
Finally facing my Waterloo

~*~

Image from Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

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19 responses to “SLS: Fate

  1. That video is a real gas Paula, thanks for making me smile today.

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  2. It’s such a fun song Paula!! ❤

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  3. There’s a MM II??! How did I not hear of this? I must watch immediately!! Thanks, Paula for a great clip and a fabulous recommendation!

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  4. Great choice Paula! I love ABBA!

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  5. Not only did I like the clip, you made me want to watch the movie!

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  6. haha Smiling throughout the video! Love the song of course, and the first movie, but haven’t seen the second one. Super choice! 🙂

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  7. I still haven’t seen the 2nd one.🤦🏼‍♀️
    I loved the first one and this clip is very cute & fun!🎶💃🏼

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  8. I was living in Norway, watching the Eurovision Song Contest. ABBA had been in the ESC the year before, singing in Swedish, and were unremarkable. This year, though! They really stood out! It was the costumes at first. WTF were they wearing? But then we got a catchy song, in English, done by brilliant musicians (they really are). They really gave us everything: Great music and a great show. They are the only performers whose career was helped by the ESC. Everyone since 1974 hopes for the ABBA effect, but it hasn’t happened again.

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