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ABBA, also stylised as Abba, were a Swedish band popular during at least the 1970s.

The Seventh Doctor sang a medley of ABBA songs while juggling to distract IMC troopers on Belial. (PROSE: Lucifer Rising)

The Tenth Doctor used his psychic paper at an ABBA concert to convince security that he and Donna Noble were Björn and Frida, two members of the band itself. (AUDIO: Dead Air)

When Ace was nine years old in 1979, she was given an ABBA record as a reward for being a brave girl when she went to the dentist. (PROSE: Tragedy Day)

Also in 1979, Rose Tyler attended an ABBA concert at Wembley Stadium. (COMIC: Opera of Doom!)

Melanie Bush liked ABBA in her youth. (PROSE: Business Unusual) However, Peri Brown was not a fan. (PROSE: The Church of Football)

In college, Gwen Cooper found out a number of her boyfriends were interested in ABBA and other men. Connecting the two, she was thankful that Rhys Williams never liked the band. Conversely, Ianto Jones liked their music in general but hated the song "Dancing Queen". (PROSE: The Twilight Streets)

In New Year's of 2007, Paul Magrs and Jeremy played many records, including ones by Abba and disco classics. (PROSE: The Story of Fester Cat)

Jack Harkness remembered them winning the Eurovision Song Contest. (AUDIO: The Dead Line)

Tegan Jovanka sarcastically referred to the people of Isenfel as looking like they were having an ABBA tribute night due to their blond hair and blue eyes. (AUDIO: Equilibrium)

The Sixth Doctor's companion Flip Jackson never possessed a solid grasp of history and her only knowledge of the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815 came from ABBA's song "Waterloo". Upon meeting Napoléon Bonaparte only hours before the battle was to take place, she told him of its outcome by quoting the song's opening lyric: "At Waterloo, Napoléon did surrender." (AUDIO: The Curse of Davros)

Behind the scenes[]

  • Two members of ABBA were interested in producing a musical based on Torchwood. [1]
  • In the video game Attack of the Graske, the Tenth Doctor explained to the player Rose Tyler's absence from the game was due to her going to a 1979 ABBA concert in Wembley. Due to issues arising from the seeming fourth wall break from the Doctor talking to a player that has been watching his adventures, as well as the game having multiple endings to choose from, this wiki does not consider Graske a valid DWU source.
  • In 1999, Billie Piper, then a singer, performed a tribute to ABBA alongside other popular music acts at the time.
  • In 2018, Naoko Mori appeared in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, sequel to the 2008 movie, Mamma Mia! Both films are based on the music by ABBA.


  1. Abba duo linked to Torchwood musical. BBC News (5 January 2010). Retrieved on 12 April 2013.