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It turns out Cher was never a big ABBA fan and this is why

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Cher appeared in the sequel to the ABBA jukebox musical, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, this summer, and now she’s releasing her own album of ABBA covers.

Fun fact, though: She was never a huge fan of the Swedish pop band.

In an interview with the New York Times, she revealed her feelings towards them — and tied it back to her own time with Sonny.

‘Benny [Andersson] took the girls and used them like instruments,’ she said honestly. ‘Sonny used to do that to me.’

It was all the way to do with how women were treated at the time, especially while sharing space with men.

‘He would carve out a place for them in the songs, and they would fit in that little place. But he didn’t give them space to sing the way they might have wanted to.’

Her upcoming album of ABBA covers, titled Dancing Queen, arrives later this month on 28 September.

So far, she’s released her versions of Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! and SOS.

‘It was a great time to do it,’ Cher said of recording the new album. ‘I’m a news junkie, and these are rough times. But when I was recording, I got swept up in the fun of it. The songs are silly and crazy, and for the album, I chose the ones that are saddest and the most fun.’

Elsewhere in the interview, she also opened up about the highly anticipated Broadway musical about her life.

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