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Friday, July 4, 2008

MD Poll: ABBA-licious Movie Music

The inherently danceable songs of ABBA survived the death of disco, stood the test of time, and even provided a few memorable moments in movie music.

Who could forget Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths pulling of an impressive recreation of "Waterloo" in Muriel's Wedding? Or how about Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce lip-synching it up to "Mamma Mia" in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (which also included Terence Stamp's classic retort, "No more f***ing ABBA"). And before all that: ABBA: The Movie.

Which leads us to Mamma Mia! the movie, as in the movie version of the international stage sensation, in theaters July 18. And, as the soundtrack albumis about to be released next Tuesday, our anticipation of the likes of Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth warbling the ABBA catalog of hits grows (no need to wait for Amanda Seyfried though ... you can hear -- and see -- her "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" right here).

In the meantime, brush up on your Anni-Frid/Benny/ Björn/Agnetha and pick your favorite ABBA song in this week's MD Poll, located in the sidebar at right. Check back in two weeks (the day Mamma Mia! hits theaters) for the results.

And for more Mamma Mia! fun, visit the movie's official website and MySpace page.

UPDATE: This poll is now closed; click here for the results, and click here to vote in the latest MD Poll.

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