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]

  • 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]

Chart (1999/2000) Peak
position
Argentine Albums Chart 1
Austrian Albums Chart 2
British Albums Chart 85
Chilean Albums Chart 1
Dutch Albums Chart 2
Finnish Albums Chart 2
French Albums Chart 39
German Albums Chart 2
Hungarian Albums Chart 7
Japanese Albums Chart 18
Mexican Albums Chart 5
Mexican International Albums Chart 3
Norwegian Albums Chart 2
Swedish Albums Chart 1
Swiss Albums Chart 12
U.S. Billboard Albums Chart 71

Release history[edit]

References[edit]