"Thank ABBA for the Music"
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Single by Steps, Tina Cousins, Cleopatra, B*Witched and Billie Piper
from the album ABBAmania
Released29 March 1999 (1999-03-29)[1]
Length4:07
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson
Producer(s)Work in Progress
Steps singles chronology
"Better Best Forgotten"
(1999)
"Thank ABBA for the Music"
(1999)
"Love's Got a Hold on My Heart"
(1999)
Tina Cousins singles chronology
"Pray"
(1998)
"Thank ABBA for the Music"
(1999)
"Killin' Time"
(1999)
Cleopatra singles chronology
"A Touch of Love"
(1999)
"Thank ABBA for the Music"
(1999)
"Come And Get Me"
(2000)
B*Witched singles chronology
"Blame It on the Weatherman"
(1999)
"Thank ABBA for the Music"
(1999)
"Jesse Hold On"
(1999)
Billie singles chronology
"Honey to the Bee"
(1999)
"Thank ABBA for the Music"
(1999)
"Day & Night"
(2000)

"Thank ABBA for the Music" is a medley of songs originally released by pop group ABBA, performed by Steps, Tina Cousins, Cleopatra, B*Witched and Billie. The medley consists of "Take a Chance on Me", "Dancing Queen", "Mamma Mia", and "Thank You for the Music". It was originally performed during the 1999 Brit Awards, which occurred on 16 February, and its release coincided with the debut of the ABBA musical Mamma Mia!. The medley peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart in April 1999 and reached the top 10 in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and Sweden.

Track listings

UK and Australian CD single[2][3]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Thank ABBA for the Music" (radio edit)4:07
2."Thank ABBA for the Music" (TTW 12-inch remix)
  • B. Andersson
  • Ulvaeus
  • S. Anderson
6:29
3."Thank ABBA for the Music" (karaoke)
  • B. Andersson
  • Ulvaeus
  • S. Anderson
4:10
UK cassette single[4]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Thank ABBA for the Music" (radio edit)
  • B. Andersson
  • Ulvaeus
  • S. Anderson
4:07
2."Thank ABBA for the Music" (karaoke)
  • B. Andersson
  • Ulvaeus
  • S. Anderson
4:10
European CD single[5]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Thank ABBA for the Music" (radio edit)
  • B. Andersson
  • Ulvaeus
  • S. Anderson
4:07
2."Thank ABBA for the Music" (TTW 12-inch remix)
  • B. Andersson
  • Ulvaeus
  • S. Anderson
6:29

Personnel

Cleopatra

B*Witched

Steps

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[25] Platinum 70,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[26] Gold 5,000*
Sweden (GLF)[27] Gold 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[28] Silver 200,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References

  1. ^ "New Releases – For Week Starting 29 March, 1999: Singles" (PDF). Music Week. 27 March 1999. p. 23. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  2. ^ Thank ABBA for the Music (UK CD single liner notes). Steps, Tina Cousins, Cleopatra, B*Witched, Billie. Epic Records. 1999. ABCD1.((cite AV media notes)): CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  3. ^ Thank ABBA for the Music (Australian CD single liner notes). Steps, Tina Cousins, Cleopatra, B*Witched, Billie. Epic Records. 1999. 667160 2.((cite AV media notes)): CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  4. ^ Thank ABBA for the Music (UK cassette single sleeve). Steps, Tina Cousins, Cleopatra, B*Witched, Billie. Epic Records. 1999. ABC1.((cite AV media notes)): CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. ^ Thank ABBA for the Music (European CD single liner notes). Steps, Tina Cousins, Cleopatra, B*Witched, Billie. Epic Records. 1999. EPC 667160 1.((cite AV media notes)): CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
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  23. ^ "Årslista Singlar, 1999" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  24. ^ "Best Sellers of 1999: Singles Top 100". Music Week. 22 January 2000. p. 27.
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1999 Singles" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  26. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Billie, B*Witched, Steps, Cleopatra & Tina Cousins – Thank ABBA for the Music". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
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