The Mama Mia! Here We Go Again soundtrack album has dominated the UK Albums Chart for the fourth consecutive week. Per Official Charts, the ABBA-rich album holds onto the coveted top spot for the chart dated Aug. 10- Aug. 16 and ties with Les Miserables as the second-longest soundtrack chart-topper behind The Greatest Showman which holds the soundtrack UK Albums Chart-reigning record, scoring a massive 21 weeks on the chart. The latter album is notably holding the No. 2 position for the same week.
ABBA band members Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus serve as co-executive producers on the Mama Mia sequel soundtrack, along with Judy Craymer. As with its original Mama Mia! movie cast recording predecessor, the movie and album feature cast members Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Meryl Streep and more singing some of the Swedish native group’s biggest, most beloved hits. The reigning Goddess of Pop, Cher, sings a beautiful rendition of “Fernando” in an enchanting duet with her character’s onscreen love interest played by Andy Garcia.
The Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy and Grammy-winning actress-singer is also featured in the fun end sequence entire cast ensemble performance of ABBA’s smash hit “Super Trouper.” The original 1980 song topped the UK Singles Chart as well as the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart in the U.S. The band’s biggest hit, “Dancing Queen,” topped charts in multiple countries including the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. and the UK Singles Chart. The feel-good, energetic song is reprised in the “Mama Mia!” sequel film along with the title track, which is also featured in both films.
Mama Mia! Here We Go Again topped Billboard’s Soundtrack Albums Chart for its third week, above The Greatest Showman, which is also right below it at No. 2. The former album also peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 Chart.