Consider our wigs SNATCHED.
When it was announced that Cher would make an appearance in musical sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the gays lost their collective minds, so you can imagine our joy when we found out she’d recorded an entire album of ABBA covers.
The record is titled Dancing Queen, and will feature Cher’s take on ten iconic ABBA songs including Waterloo, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Dancing Queen, Chiquititta, Name Of The Game, Mamma Mia, One Of Us, The Winner Takes It All, Fernando and SOS.
After stunning us all with her cover of Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) – which we described as a “brilliant crescendo of camp” – we came to the conclusion that Cher simply couldn’t get any gayer. Oh, how wrong we were.
Taking to her beloved social media channels today, the Queen of Twitter revealed that the next song to be released from her ABBA covers album would be SOS, and it’s everything you want it to be: Camp, colourful, and an absolute banger.
We’d go out on a limb and say that this might be even better than her cover of Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! – although there’s significantly less vocoder in this one, which is questionable. After all, she basically invented the effect.
Listen to Cher’s cover of SOS below.
Cher will release her new covers album Dancing Queen on 28 September. The collection was recorded and produced in London and Los Angeles with her longtime collaborator Mark Taylor, who produced her 90s global smash hit Believe.
“I’ve always liked Abba and saw the original Mamma Mia musical on Broadway three times,” said Cher.
“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.”