Cher & Andy Garcia’s Cover of ABBA’s ‘Fernando’ Debuts on Adult Contemporary Chart
Cher returns to a Billboard airplay chart after nearly four years, and Andy Garcia makes his Billboard music chart debut, as their cover of ABBA's "Fernando" debuts at No. 22 on the Adult…
Cher returns to a Billboard airplay chart after nearly four years, and Andy Garcia makes his Billboard music chart debut, as their cover of ABBA‘s “Fernando” debuts at No. 22 on the Adult Contemporary songs tally dated July 7.
The tune from the iconic singer/actress and acting star, respectively, is from the Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again film soundtrack, due July 14 via Decca Records.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again premieres in movie theaters July 20 and is the sequel to the 2008 film Mamma Mia! Both movies were inspired by ABBA’s catalog of songs, and the first film adapted the long-running stage musical of the same name.
In Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Cher and Garcia are both new additions to the cast (neither were in the first film). Cher plays Ruby Sheridan, the mother of Donna (Meryl Streep), while Garcia plays Fernando in the romantic comedy musical.
“Fernando” is Cher’s 28th Adult Contemporary chart entry and first since the No. 17-peaking “I Hope You Find It” in 2014. She made her AC debut on Sept. 25, 1971, with the No. 6-peaking “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves,” and has collected 14 top 10s, including two No. 1s: “After All,” with Peter Cetera, and “If I Could Turn Back Time,” both in 1989. She last reached the top 10 with the No. 3 smash “Believe” in 1999.
ABBA’s original version of “Fernando” is one of the quartet’s two AC leaders, having spent two weeks at No. 1 in 1976. The act led again with “The Winner Takes It All” in 1981.