ABBA Enter Hall Of Fame, Faith Hill Sings “The Winner Takes It All”
We kind of knew after last week that there would be no reunion of the four original ABBA members as the band was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame—but still, dare to dream, right? Benny Andersson and ex-wife Anni-Frid “Frida” Lyngstad were the only two on hand last night as the Hall Of Fame thanked ABBA—who split in 1983—for the music. Head below to watch Faith Hill sing “The Winner Takes It All,” accompanied by Benny on piano during Monday night’s ceremony at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
At the event, Lyngstad said that ABBA would never reunite. “I’m old enough to admit to the fact that I think we did a great job,” Lyngstad commented, as reported by Billboard. Oh, Frida—you wicked dream crusher.
Backstage, the singer joked, “I’m very angry that Madonna got in before us.” Madonna, who sampled the Swedish band’s “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)” in her 2005 single “Hung Up,” was inducted in 2008.
The other acts who entered the Hall Of Fame last night were Genesis, The Hollies, Jimmy Cliff and Iggy Pop And The Stooges.
As has become the norm with these ABBA posts, let’s end with a video clip—this time Frida’s 1982 solo hit “I Know There’s Something Going On” (which features drum work by fellow inductee, Genesis member Phil Collins).