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YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH THE VIDEO RECORDING IN GCEA TUNING IF YOU PUT YOUR CAPO ON THE 2nd FRET! Thanks to Sharon Baird for submitting the song!
"Mamma Mia" is the opening track on the group's third album, the self-titled ABBA. The distinctive sound at the start of the song is the marimba. According to biographer Carl Magnus Palm, the instrument was incorporated at the last minute, added after Benny Andersson found it in the studio and decided its "tick tock" rhythm was perfect for the track. It was one of four songs from the album to have a music video made to promote the album. "Mamma Mia" was released in Australia in August 1975, where it spent 10 weeks at number one. "Mamma Mia" soon followed, reaching number one in the UK Singles Chart in January 1976, the second of ABBA's 18 consecutive Top 10 singles there