Released September 1975
Format 7" single
Recorded 12 March 1975 at Metronome Studio
"Mamma Mia" is a song from ABBA's 3rd album, ABBA, written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus & Stig Anderson, with the lead vocals shared by Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
The song's name is derived from Italian, where it is an interjection.
The song is about a woman who is time and time again disappointed by her unfaithful partner, but forgives him anyway.
"Mamma Mia" was written at the home of Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus, and was the last track recorded for the album "ABBA".
The song was one of the four songs from the album to have a promo clip made to promote the album. The song, however, was never intended for release as a single.
Around this time, many artists were recording ABBA songs (such as "Honey, Honey" and "Bang a Boomerang", similarly ABBA offered "Mamma Mia" to British pop group Brotherhood of Man, who turned it down.
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