The ABBA Generation

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The ABBA Generation
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Studio album by A★TEENS
Released August 25, 1999 (1999-08-25)
(Sweden)
May 11, 2000 (2000-05-11)
(US)
Recorded January–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)EXTR-A★TEENS2000
The ABBA Generation
U.S. edition
U.S. edition
Singles from The ABBA Generation
  1. "Mamma Mia"
    Released: May 1999
  2. "Super Trouper"
    Released: August 1999
  3. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
    Released: October 1999
  4. "Dancing Queen"
    Released: March 2000
  5. "The Name of the Game"
    Released: 2000
  6. "Take a Chance on Me"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club(average)[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[3]
laut.de1/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone1.5/5 stars[5]

The ABBA Generation is the debut by A★TEENS, 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.[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]

All tracks written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, except as noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Mamma Mia"Andersson, Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson3:47
2."Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" 3:57
3."Super Trouper" 3:52
4."One of Us" 3:55
5."Voulez-Vous" 3:42
6."S.O.S." 3:12
7."Dancing Queen"Andersson, Ulvaeus, Anderson3:50
8."Take a Chance on Me" 3:53
9."Lay All Your Love on Me" 4:03
10."The Name of the Game"Andersson, Ulvaeus, Anderson4:22
11."Our Last Summer" 4:28
Argentina, Mexico and Venezuela edition bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
12."Mamma Mia" (Spanish Version)Andersson, Ulvaeus, Anderson3:43
13."Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" (Spanish Version) 3:54
Japan edition bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
12."Knowing Me, Knowing You"Andersson, Ulvaeus, Anderson4:28
13."Mamma Mia" (Jam Lab Remix)Andersson, Ulvaeus, Anderson3:56
14."Super Trouper" (Pinocchio Remix) 5:08
US Target edition bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
12."A★TEENS Mega Mix"Andersson, Ulvaeus, Anderson7:36

Charts and certifications[edit]