History is often re-purposed and brought to life in numerous ways. Original movies get sequels and remakes, while songs get transformed into remixes. ABBA is one of pop culture’s most prominent bands since their 1976 hit “Dancing Queen”, which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100. Though dance remixes of ABBA songs might seem unusual, producers have defied the odds and reworked some of the Swedish band’s classic hits.
Here’s a list of the best ABBA songs remixed for your listening pleasure.
ABBA – “Voulez-Vous” (A-Trak Remix)
A hefty kick of nu-disco oomph is what A-Trak brings to this high-energy, technicolored take. You’ll be butt bumpin’ and fist pumping through the night.
ABBA – “I Am The City” (Matt Pop Remix)
Without removing the dominant 80s elements, Dutch producer Matt Pop transforms the single into a bubbly and energized pop track.
ABBA – “Gimmie Gimmie (A Man After Midnight)” and “Lay All Your Love On Me” (Avenore Mashup)
This remix layers dark synths and drums onto an uptempo beat, giving both of the ’80s singles a timely rework.
ABBA – “Summernight City” (Funky Freaks Remix)
This remix keeps ABBA’s original song’s funky disco vibe while adding a heavy, pulsing bass line.
ABBA – “Mamma Mia” (B-Pop Remix)
Mamma Mia is another classic ABBA song, which also served as the inspiration behind the Broadway musical and 2008 film of the same name. With a powerful backbeat, this remix manages to make the ’70s classic even more enjoyable today.
ABBA – “S.O.S” (Offer Nissim Remix)
This rework commences with haunting vocals before leading up to a high energy disco beat replete with solid drums sounds.