Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia by ABBA was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, January 31, 1976 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. ABBA's manager Stig Anderson would often come up with titles that musicians Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson would write lyrics around, and this is an example of that workflow. The phrase "Mamma Mia" is an Italian saying that literally means "My Mother" and is used to express surprise. The catchy xylophone-like hook that sets up the song was played on a marimba, an instrument of African origin similar to the xylophone but with wooden bars. Benny found a marimba in the studio and began playing it to see what it sounded like. He liked the sound it made and began using it with a tick-tock effect.

Mamma Mia FAQs

Who sang Mamma Mia?

Mamma Mia was performed by ABBA

What year did Mamma Mia get to the UK number 1 spot?

Mamma Mia first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, January 31, 1976

How long was Mamma Mia at number 1 in the UK?

Mamma Mia spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.