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Ja Ja Ding Dong! How schlager found its joyful place in the pop camp
Will Ferrell’s new Eurovision movie dances to the bouncing beat of schlager, Germanic folk-pop reclaimed from the spectre of nationalism by embracing kitsch

Angelica Frey

08, Jul, 2020 @1:00 PM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: 100-1
Look back on our complete countdown of the greatest UK No 1s, from the Beatles to Baby D, and So Solid Crew to Suzi Quatro

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Alexis Petridis and Laura Snapes

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: No 9, Abba – Dancing Queen
This glittering, many-layered pop track, laced with nostalgia and yearning harmonies, has inspired many imitators – and some covers during lockdown

Jude Rogers

26, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Broken Greek by Pete Paphides review – chip shops and pop music
An evocative memoir by the music writer, which tells how a sensitive, silent child of immigrants learned to cope, with the help of Abba and other pop bands

John Harris

05, Mar, 2020 @12:00 PM

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'I should have grown out of this': how pop fandom shaped us
As Pete Paphides publishes a memoir of his life in pop, our writers reflect on the childhood musical loves that made them

Pete Paphides, Alexis Petridis, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Laura Snapes, Hannah J Davies and Michael Hann

05, Mar, 2020 @8:54 AM

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'My life's passion': superfan's Abba shrine recreated for exhibition
Andrew Boardman shares 44-year devotion to supergroup as part of O2 immersive show

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

05, Dec, 2019 @1:45 PM

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Ballers to Honey Boo Boo: pop culture tastes of the Democratic candidates
After Pete Buttigieg revealed his affection for Rebel Wilson comedies, what can we learn from the film, music and TV choices of the other presidential possibilities?

Stuart Heritage

03, Oct, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Mamma Mia! The Party? I would go again to this ouzo-fuelled singalong
A sceptic and his superfan mum take a chance on the O2’s immersive dining experience, which serves up fried squid and Abba classics

Matt Charlton

24, Sep, 2019 @11:33 AM

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‘Big and bold’ Abba exhibition revisits 70s UK and nul points
Immersive show at the O2 will have music, memorabilia and a homage to Brighton Dome

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

10, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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The 20 greatest breakup songs ever – ranked!
On the 40th anniversary of Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive topping the charts – and as the UK blunders towards its own acrimonious divorce – here’s the definitive list of tear-stained stonkers

Alexis Petridis

14, Mar, 2019 @3:16 PM

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The greatest banned songs of all time – ranked!
Thirty years on from 2 Live Crew being banned by the Beeb, we pick 20 foul-mouthed, orgiastic outings deemed too scandalous for public consumption

Laura Snapes

14, Feb, 2019 @1:02 PM

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New Abba music postponed again, to 'second half of 2019'
A representative for the group says there will be ‘no release before the summer’ of their first new music in 35 years

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Jan, 2019 @9:55 AM

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