Swedish superstars Abba are the band British music fans would most like to see get back together, it was revealed yesterday.
Their reunion would be the most popular of any group which still has most of its original members, ahead of The Police, Pink Floyd and The Smiths.
Abba's four members split up in 1982 having burst on to the scene by winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.
But their popularity has been revived in recent years with the stage play and film success of the musical Mamma Mia! which introduced their songs to a new generation of fans.
Split PRS for Music, who collect royalties for songwriters, polled 1500 fans on which bands they would like to see reform.
As the bands had to have a majority of original members still alive, it ruled out The Beatles, but the Top 10 did include the Sex Pistols, the Spice Girls, The Jam and The Clash.
Even Oasis are in the Top Ten, despite their recent split following one argument too many between brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher.
PRS chairman Ellis Rich said: "The bands that we want reformed all characterised the mood and set the tone for generations of people during their time at the top.
"Whether it was the anarchist calls of the Sex Pistols or powerful floor-fillers of Abba, all these bands were at the top of their game in the last 30 years."
25 November 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 stopcryingyourheartout.com 1 comment