Although the Swedish pop Supergroup ABBA dominated the European and Australian pop charts in the late 1970s and early 1980s, their days in the sun were long over Internet, PCs, and Mp3 technology were still the stuff of science fiction. So ABBA Mp3 karoke downloads would have to wait for the 1998 advent of Winamp, the original free music player, when web-linked music lovers around the globe took it upon themselves to set MP3 download sites, and start passing on copyrighted music at no charge.
In less than a year, Napster had appeared, and will go down in history as the most notorious of all the Mp3 software applications. Napster gave any music fanatic with the inclination to do so a way of locating and downloading almost any music floating around in cyberspace. Not only that, with its peer-to-peer, or P2P capability, Napster allowed its users to link their PC hard drives and share the music they had downloaded, creating a kudzu like effect among Internet music lovers which soon spanned the globe.
Because a large percentage of those music lovers were also performer wannabes, it was a natural progression for them to use the music they had downloaded as a basis for their forays into the karoke craze which had also spread outward from Japan during the 1980s. As the craze spread to more and more nightclubs and bars, having both the latest hits and rock classic tracks available to be transformed from vocals to instrumentals was a great money saver. Among the most popular songs for this purpose were ABBA Mp3 karoke downloads.
The Karoke to Your favorite ABBA Songs album was released in 2005. It contained the background tracks for 18 of ABBA’s best-known songs, including Dancing Queen, Fernando, Waterloo, and Take a Chance on Me, and is now available either as an ABBA Mp3 karoke album, or as separate tracks.
Interest in ABBA’s music is almost certain to experience a revival in 2008, with the release of the movie Mama Mia! starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan. The original Mama Mia was a stage play, a collaborative effort between ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, and British playwright Catherine Johnson. It managed to weave together twenty-two of ABBA’s biggest hit singles into a single plot, and while the critics were not convinced, Mama Mia! was an enormous audience favorite.
The remarkable singability of ABBA’s music, which accounts for the popularity of ABBA Mp3 karoke downloads, had the theatergoers warbling all the way home, and Mama Mia! lasted for over two thousand performances on Broadway. Even though they disbanded long before the Age of Mp3, ABBA clearly found the secret to creating music with a remarkably wide appeal, and their songs are tunes you just can’t get out of your head. But then again, you don’t really want to!