Cher releases club-infused cover of ABBA's ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!’ - and the internet is majorly divided!

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 9:52AM

After years of wondering if there was going to be a squel to 2008’s ABBA-inspired musical film Mamma Mia!, we were finally treated to Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

While the film has been a HUGE hit, grossing $100 million in just four weeks, the standout performance undoubtedly goes to Cher.

Making her grand entrance in the film by belting out 'Fernando' while arriving on a helicopter, there's no question Cher and ABBA are a match made in heaven!

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So, naturally, the popstar has been inspired to released an entire album of ABBA covers.

"I’ve always liked Abba and saw the original Mamma Mia musical on Broadway three times," Cher said.

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"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."

The first single, which debuted this week, is a cover of the Swedish disco group's 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)'.

Working alongside her longtime collaborator Mark Taylor - who previously produced Cher’s global hit single 'Believe' - the iconic hit features thumping bass, soaring synths and super-slick auto-tuned vocals.

But while some fans say the banger is perfect for a Friday night boogie, others are saying gimme, gimme gimme some earplugs.

The 72-year-old singer's tribute album, Dancing Queen, is set to be released on September 28 and will feature some of ABBA’s best-loved classics such as 'Waterloo', 'SOS' and 'Mamma Mia'.