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
Finally facing my Waterloo
Image from Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
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