Speaking in 2010 on BBC Radio, Benny Andersson revealed, for him, the lyrics are incidental, with the music being his main focus.

Asked about the ‘cheesy’ nature of songs like Dancing Queen, he said: “We always thought we did good stuff, nothing cheesy about that.

“We did exactly what we wanted to do. Now what you refer to as what could be cheesy must have to do with lyrics, not the music as such.

“And I’ve never been involved in writing lyrics, I only care for the music itself and as long as the lyrics sit together with the music nicely, I don’t care.

“I don’t care if it’s called Mamma Mia or Fernando or Dancing Queen, as long as it goes along with the melody.


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