Cher Says She ‘Wasn’t a Fan of ABBA’ In The ’70s Because The Women Were Used
Cher is setting the world ablaze with her new album featuring ABBA covers. Apparently, she was never a fan of the group when they were at their height in the 1970s.
Cher compared her once controlling marriage to the late Sonny Bono to how the ladies of ABBA — Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog — were “used” to make music in an interview with The New York Times.
Speaking of their early start, she said she didn’t realize she was “going to get bossed” around so much, “but that’s the way Sonny was. He was a Sicilian man of his generation.”
After explaining that ABBA’s frontman Benny Anderson took the girls and “used them like instruments,” Cher explained, “Sonny used to do that to me. 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.”
Titled Dancing Queen, Cher’s album features 10 songs, including “Waterloo,” “Mamma Mia” and “Fernando,” and will be released on Sept. 28.