Abba consider Madonna sample a ”tribute”
Abba stars have said they consider Madonna’s sample of their song in “Hung Up” to be a tribute.
As everybody now knows, the new track, uses part of the Swedish band’s “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme” (A Man After Midnight)” for its hook.
Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus told Reuters that they allowed the use only because Madonna’s song was so good.
“I see that as a tribute,” said Ulvaeus, explaining: “We almost always say no to these things. Madonna’s assistant came over to Sweden and played the track, and it was so catchy that Benny and I immediately said ‘Yes’. We have loads of offers like that but we never say yes, but in this case it was so cleverly done.”
From Digital Spy