- Honey, Honey
- Money, Money, Money
- Mamma Mia
- Dancing Queen
- Our Last Summer
- Lay All Your Love on Me
- Super Trouper
- Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
- The Name of the Game
- Does Your Mother Know
- Slipping Through My Fingers
- The Winner Takes It All
- When All Is Said and Done
- Take a Chance on Me
- I Have a Dream
Meryl Streep stars in the film adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical Mamma Mia! Like the musical, the film tells the story of a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father by inviting three of her mother's old suitors to her wedding in the Greek isles. And the soundtrack features timeless Abba songs such as "Dancing Queen" and "Take a Chance on Me" -- ingeniously woven into an enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship.
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Performance CreditsBenny Andersson Piano,Keyboards
Rutger Gunnarsson Bass,Bouzouki
Per Lindvall Drums
Meryl Streep Vocals
Lasse Wellander Bouzouki,Guitar
Christine Baranski Vocals
Julia Waters Vocals
Leif Lindvall Trumpet
Jan Bengtsson Flute,Baritone Saxophone,Piccolo Trumpet
Martin Lowe Conductor,Musical Direction
Julie Walters Vocals
Jörgen Stenberg Percussion
Pierce Brosnan Vocals
Pär Grebacken Clarinet,Recorder,Saxophone
Kalle Moraeus Bouzouki,Guitar,Violin
Mats Nilsson Choir, Chorus
Colin Firth Vocals
Amanda Seyfried Vocals
Dominic Cooper Vocals
Ashley Lilley Vocals
Rachel McDowall Vocals
Philip Michael Vocals
Stellan Skarsgård Vocals
Henrik Orwander Choir, Chorus
Anders Andersson Choir, Chorus
Perra Moraeus Alto Saxophone
Markus Lönneborg Choir, Chorus
Mats Nilsson Choir, Chorus
Cecilia Skarby Choir, Chorus
Jesper Sjölander Choir, Chorus
Robert Carlson Choir, Chorus
Martin Redhe Nord Choir, Chorus
Anna Rydgren Choir, Chorus
Anna Afzelius Choir, Chorus
Stefan Rundqvist Choir, Chorus
Magnus Borén Choir, Chorus
Johanna Eriksson Choir, Chorus
Robert Skowronski Choir, Chorus
Sara Dahlgren Choir, Chorus
Mamma Mia Cast Ensemble Choir, Chorus
Children of the Italia Conti School Choir, Chorus
Jenny Miina Choir, Chorus
Tobias Ahlsell Choir, Chorus
Robin Olsson Choir, Chorus
Thérèse Löf Choir, Chorus
Michael Blomqvist Choir, Chorus
Anki Albertsson Choir, Chorus
Philip Michael Vocals
Hans Johansson Choir, Chorus
Lasse Jonsson Acoustic Guitar
Calle Jakobsson Tuba
Jan Bengtson Flute,Baritone Saxophone,Piccolo Trumpet
Hans Johansson Choir, Chorus
Technical CreditsBenny Andersson Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Björn Ulvaeus Composer,Executive Producer
Lorenzo Agius Cover Photo
Stig Anderson Composer
Andrew Dudman Engineering
Bernard Löhr Engineering
Chris Barrett Engineering
Rupert Christie Orchestration
Judy Craymer Executive Producer
Thomas Bowes Orchestra Leader
Göran Arnberg Orchestral Arrangements
Abbie Lister Assistant Music Supervisor
Steve Price Engineer,Engineering
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Highly recommended for a quick picker upper. You'll be dancing before you know it to the Dancing Queen track. An essential for your car and fun drives.
Very uplifting music! Fun and energetic, brightens my day! One of my favorite musicals.
I bought this for my mom since she LOVES the movie! She loves the soundtrack even more and is always listening to it in her car. Any time she goes on a road trip it's the first CD she packs. It's easy to sing along with and fun to listen or dance along to, whether at home or in the car.
The movie . . . Fantastic! The story . . . Fantastic! The music . . . Fantastic! but . . . Chiquitita is not the the CD. Why?
I got this for my daughter's birthday, because she LOVED the movie so much. She sings the songs throughout the day, leafing through the lyric book that came with it and learning the words "just right". My son even gets into some of the songs. I mean, come on, who CAN'T get down to ABBA's "Dancing Queen"? This is a wonderful purchase, and the bonus track that isn't even listed on the CD was a great surprise!!
I smile everytime I hear the music. It makes me laugh. My aerobics teacher uses it in class and we love to exercise to the music
I really enjoyed listening to this cd and it is a cd that I can listen to over and over. All the actors and actresses in the movie have great voices that make it fun to listen to and even sing to. So I totally recommend it and sing out till your heart is content!
I love the soundtrack of this fantastic movie! The only thing I would like to have different would have been for the songs on the soundtrack to play in the same order as they were presented in the movie.
I've been doing professional musicals for the past 17 years of my life, and I can tell anyone honestly, ALL the females in the film version of this musical have fantastic voices!! (The males...not so much. But they give a good effort.) I've been listening to ABBA since I was five years old, and it's so cool to hear those great old songs with a show tune flair!
I haven't seen the Broadway musical, unfortunately, but, I saw the Mamma Mia! movie when it came out, and it was amazing. The cast was wonderful, and they did an amazing job. The music was fun and energetic. I would recommend this soundtrack to anyone who is a fan of ABBA music.
This entire CD is the perfect thing to perk up even your worst day! I think the entire cast did a wonderful job with the music. My mom grew up with the songs of Abba, so it was nice to be able to share this together! This will be a delight for many ages! Don't hesitate to dance in your car!!!
OMG, this album makes me want to lose my hearing. If I wanted to hear annoying ABBA songs then I would buy an ABBA CD. Meryl Streep needs to not sing.
Love it Love it Love it - It plays in my car constantly. Wouldn't go anywhere with out it.
I have seen the Broadway musical twice and when I heard the movie was coming out, I was very curious. I loved the casting. It was truly excellent. It was perfect for this movie. This movie was so entertaining and just fun. I did buy the sound track because I loved this movie so much!!! Don't hesitate go see it.
I thought the movie was much better than the play and I really enjoyed the stretch for the major mature characters. It was so out of their norm, which made it far more entertaining for me...a 50+ young at heart myself! Drag a fun group of friends and go see it. The words to The Abba songs come to life throughout the movie and more so than when sung/played back in the day. The soundtrack should bring back chuckles and fond moments from the movie. As mentioned, there could have been a few more songs added. It's all lighthearted and I'm glad they made the movie. I'll probably buy the DVD when it's released.
Fun, memorable, and sometimes energizing songs that are great to song along with. The only drawback is that they didn't include "Waterloo" which was in the movie credits.
This movie was wonderful. The location that it was shot at was breathtaking. Meryl and the whole cast was entertaining and brought out a side of all of them, that we never would have had the privilege to see without the director's vision. Exception noted: Christine Baranksi's well known broadway background. I loved it. It made me happy and made me forget all about real life. I wanted to turn around, buy another ticket and see it again! You can put it right up there with Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Chicago, etc... A night of ABBA music with a story attached was heavenly for any fan of their music. I'm going right out to buy the soundtrack. If anyone says anything about Pierce's singing voice, then they don't have the vision to understand how a real man with no singing experience would sound. It made the film much more real, and made him even sexier than he already is. Makes you want to imagine your guy or girl singing about their love for you. Very believable and a lot of fun. See it on the big screen so you can enjoy the location. Do NOT wait for DVD. I ABSOLUTELY ADORED IT.
Ordering this through Barnes and Noble is such a great service with fast delivery. Also I loved the Mama Mia movie and the sound track brings the moveie back to life while listening to it. I am so glad I bought the DVD for Mama Mia as well.
I loved the movie and the soundtrack...it's one you can listen to and just feel good!
The movie corrects some deficiencies in the stage version, while leaving some others, most notably one of the worst books ever to violate the Broadway stage, at least for a long-running show. Though the movie script is somewhat improved, it still leaves much to be desired. Why on earth did they ever have the same writer for the screen as they did for the stage (Catherine Johnson)?? But really the whole show is just a premise for bringing out the great ABBA songs, so you enjoy the show despite its inherent flaws. It's great to hear the score in the generally capable hands of this cast. We realize once again that Meryl Streep seems incapable of delivering a bad performance she always manages to rise above her material no matter what the circumstances. This movie could be career-enders for a lesser ensemble than the one here (Streep, along with Pierce Brosnan, Christine Baranski, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, et al.). But it is fun to see them just give into the material and have fun--they look like they are having the time of their lives. The movie also improves upon the visual aspects of the stage production, which half the time looked like the German bunkers defending Normandy during the D-Day invasion. Here we have the stunning Greek seacoast, and gorgeous it is. If only the director hadn't kept the camera moving to a degree that will cause motion sickness in some viewers. The big question with this album is why some songs were eliminated, notably " Chiquitita" and " I Do, I Do, I Do." The latter was also abbreviated in the film almost to the point of eliminating it. Still, this recording is to be recommended for the fine performances and the unbridled exuberance of the musical material. It is almost impossible to resist.
At first, I thought that the soundtrack album for Mamma Mia would be compiling 16 or 17 ABBA songs from their past albums, get through all the licensing and permission and releasing it. But Benny Andersson did the smart thing with getting the musicians of those great hits together to record them again. The newly recorded songs have some fresh updates without coming off as nostalgic. They're very much brought into 2008 instead of being stuck in the '70s. The rhythms and arrangements sound so crisp and sharp. And having the actors of the film sing them. Meryl Streep is the best singer, but Amanda Seyfried's got some pipes. Pierce Brosnan is okay. The others are fine to average too, but they sounded like they had fun singing the ABBA songs. Standouts include an even funkier Dancing Queen, the fun Mamma Mia, Gimme Gimme Gimme, The Name of the Game, SOS, Our Last Summer & quot a new favorite after first listen& quot and Take a Chance on Me. This is a good chance for today's audiences so weaned on Jonas Brothers, Lil' Wayne, Miley Cyrus, Keyshia Cole and others to listen to ABBA and their impact on pop music in the '70s. They made dynamic pop records and their songs still hold up today!
I just love it.... well, I love the movie as well...... the soundtrack is just wonderful.... the sound quality is great...it is one of my most favorite cd's.....
The movie was wonderful and so is the soundtrack CD. Who knew Meryl and Pierce could sing so well! I highly recommend both the movie and the CD.