If Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’s barnstorming success at the box office has taught us anything at all, it’s that the songs of ABBA can uplift even the fluffiest of cinematic material to high art.
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And with this in mind, someone has gone and soundtracked action scenes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the music of the Swedish fab four, and it is as glorious as we could have imagined.
As Bustle writer Emma Lord points out, the trend appears to have been started by a Tumblr user who put Lay All Your Love On Me over the fight scene in Captain America: Winter Soldier. Watch below.
a tumblr user set the fight scene in winter soldier to abba and there is truly no dignified way to tell you all i almost wet my pants laughing https://t.co/vC8QVO3Pl7
— emma lord (@dilemmalord) July 3, 2018
Subsequent iterations have seen the Swedish pop tunes spliced into clips from Avengers: Infinity War and Captain America: The First Avenger. But the best one of all is the ABBA version of the climactic battle in Thor: Ragnarok, which was originally soundtracked by Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song.
Seeing levelled-up, thunder Thor decimating bad guys to the sounds of Dancing Queen is really something. Check it out below.
Thor: Rangarok but instead of Immigrant Song it's Dancing Queen by Abba pic.twitter.com/VB69PNl2il
— moved to @introgioss (@wlwings) August 8, 2018
See also, this…
IM SCREAMING pic.twitter.com/BTJjr9DZBK
— ???????????????????????????? (@softelton) September 4, 2018
And for a real tearjerker…
Hi. Here is Bucky Barnes falling to his death set to S.O.S by ABBA. pic.twitter.com/Haj6EvQhcM
— rachel leishman (@RachelLeishman) September 6, 2018