The ABBA Generation

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The ABBA Generation
Studio album by A-Teens
Released August 25, 1999 (1999-08-25)
(Sweden)
May 11, 2000 (2000-05-11)
(US)

(See Release history)
Recorded December 1998–March 1999 in Sweden
Genre Pop, Europop
Length 42:50
Label Stockholm Records
MCA Records
Producer Ole Evenrude, Johan S, Thomas Johansson, Ronald Malmberg, Hartmann, Langhoff
A-Teens chronology
The ABBA Generation
(1999)
Extr-A-Teens
(2000)
Alternative cover
U.S. edition
Singles from The ABBA Generation
  1. "Mamma Mia"
    Released: May 10, 1999
  2. "Super Trouper"
    Released: November 29, 1999
  3. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
    Released: 1999, 2000
  4. "Happy New Year"
    Released: December 1999
  5. "One of Us"
    Released: 1999
  6. "Take a Chance on Me"
    Released: 2000
  7. "Dancing Queen"
    Released: March 7, 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club (average)[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]
laut.de 1/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 1.5/5 stars[5]

The ABBA Generation is the first A-Teens studio album, consisting of well-known ABBA songs in modern and upbeat versions.

Recorded in Sweden in early 1999, was released later that year internationally and in 2000 in the United States. It spawned 4 hit singles, including the Swedish number-one "Mamma Mia". The album was certified Platinum or Gold in 22 different territories around the world, going on to sell almost 4 million copies.[6] The album was a moderate success in Japan, where it peaked at number eighteen, selling 61,810 copies. The ABBA Generation generated the best reviews from the band's career. Different covers and versions of the album were released around the world, in the process the A-Teens recorded two tracks in Spanish, "Mamma Mia" and "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" for the Latin American market.

Track listing[edit]

International[edit]

  1. "Mamma Mia" – 3:47 (Benny Andersson; Björn Ulvaeus; Stig Anderson)
  2. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" – 3:57 (Benny Andersson; Björn Ulvaeus)
  3. "Super Trouper" – 3:52 (Benny Andersson; Björn Ulvaeus)
  4. "One of Us" – 3:55 (Benny Andersson; Björn Ulvaeus)
  5. "Voulez-Vous" – 3:42 (Benny Andersson; Björn Ulvaeus)
  6. "S.O.S." – 3:12 (Benny Andersson; Björn Ulvaeus)
  7. "Dancing Queen" – 3:50 (Benny Andersson; Björn Ulvaeus; Stig Anderson)
  8. "Take a Chance on Me" – 3:53 (Benny Andersson; Björn Ulvaeus)
  9. "Lay All Your Love on Me" – 4:03 (Benny Andersson; Björn Ulvaeus)
  10. "The Name of the Game" – 4:22 (Benny Andersson; Björn Ulvaeus; Stig Anderson)
  11. "Our Last Summer" – 4:28 (Benny Andersson; Björn Ulvaeus)

German Limited edition[edit]

  • 11 Tracks This edition adds an Enhanced section with the music videos for "Mamma Mia", "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" and "Super Trouper".

Latin-America[edit]

  • 11 Tracks as standard edition plus two bonus tracks "Mamma Mia [Spanish Version]" (3:48) and "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! [Spanish Version]" (3:46).
  • This edition of the album was released in early 2000, although an edition with 11 tracks was released in 1999. The first Chilean edition of the album includes the music videos for "Mamma Mia" and "Super Trouper".

United States[edit]

  • 11 Tracks as standard edition plus the enhanced music video for "Dancing Queen"
  • Target Edition also includes "Mamma Mia" music video and "A*Teens Megamix" (7:36) by Pierre J.[7]

Japan[edit]

  • 11 tracks as standard edition plus three bonus tracks "Knowing Me, Knowing You" (4:11), "Mamma Mia [Jam Lab Remix]" (3:56) and "Super Trouper [Pinocchio Remix]" (5:08).

Singles[edit]

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The ABBA Generation at AllMusic
  2. ^ The A.V. Club review
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  4. ^ laut.de review
  5. ^ Rolling Stone review
  6. ^ "The ABBA Generation" Certificated Gold & Platinum in 22 Countries
  7. ^ The Abba Generation Target Edition
  8. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – A teens". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Austrian album certifications – A teens" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Enter A teens in the field Interpret. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  10. ^ a b The first web page presents the sales figures, the second presents the certification limits:
  11. ^ "Certificaciones – A teens" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Dutch album certifications – A teens – Abba Generation" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Polish album certifications – A teens – Abba Generation" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Exitos 1959-2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 2000-2002" (PDF). Solo Exitos 1959-2002 Ano A Ano. 
  15. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1999" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (A teens; 'Abba Generation')". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  17. ^ "American album certifications – teens – Abba Generation". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  18. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2000". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  19. ^ A Teens: Våra framgångar är mycket tack vare ABBA (Aftonbladet)
  20. ^ iTunes page