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The Real Reason Cher Decided to Make Her Abba Cover Album

Last week Cher dropped  "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" the lead single off her Abba cover album Dancing Queen, and it’s safe to say her fans were more than pleased.

Cher stars in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again a musical which famously uses Abba songs, but it turns out her love for the Swedish band began long before that.

"I've always liked ABBA and saw the original Mamma Mia musical on Broadway three times," she says. "After filming Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, I was reminded again of what great and timeless songs they wrote and started thinking, 'Why not do an album of their music?'"

"The songs were harder to sing than I imagined,” Cher admits. “But I'm so happy with how the music came out.”

Dancing Queen arrives September 29th.

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