The pop star appears in the new movie Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, in which she performs the ABBA track ‘Fernando’.
‘Dancing Queen’, a full record of Cher performing ABBA covers, has been confirmed to be released on September 28 via Warner Bros. Records after the singer teased her plans earlier this year. “After I did ‘Fernando’ [in the movie] I thought it would really be fun to do an album of ABBA songs, so I did,” she told TODAY in July.
The 10-track album was recorded in London and Los Angeles with her long-time collaborator Mark Taylor. As well as ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!’, which you can hear above, it also features versions of ‘SOS’, ‘Fernando’, ‘Waterloo’, and more.
— Warner Records Promo (@WarnerPromo) August 9, 2018
The full tracklist for ‘Dancing Queen’ is as follows:
‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)’
‘The Name Of The Game’
‘The Winner Takes It All’
‘One Of Us’
In a press release, Cher said: “I’ve always liked ABBA and saw the original Mamma Mia musical on Broadway three times. After filming Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, I was reminded again of what great and timeless songs they wrote and started thinking, ‘Why not do an album of their music?’ The songs were harder to sing than I imagined but I’m so happy with how the music came out. I’m really excited for people to hear it. It’s a perfect time.”
Meanwhile, earlier this year, Cher chose to eat a cow’s tongue rather than say anything nice about Donald Trump in an interview.
Appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the star took a bite out of the bovine body part after revealing she couldn’t “say one nice thing about” the current US President.