Swedish pop supergroup ABBA is making a comeback after 40 years, with new music and a new tour. Okay, so it’s a hologram tour. But it’s better than nothing, right? Still the superstars of ’70s pop never stopped influencing pop culture. Even decades after their breakup. Just look at the success of ABBA-themed content. Think Muriel’s Wedding, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and, of course, Mamma Mia. Usually, their upbeat music might not seem very Halloween-ish. But someone online has found a way to make that connection happen with a vampire ABBA mashup.
YouTuber Brian David Gilbert has made a lot of silly videos over the years. The videos often involve a song or two. This spooky season, he decided to do a rendition of ABBA’s classic “Lay All Your Love On Me.” But it’s the tune as if sung by a vampire. So after substituting the word “Love” with “Blood,” this lounge lizard Nosferatu found his signature anthem. The vamp’s one-man group actually goes by the name “AHHH!BBA.” Because of course it does. You can watch the four and a half minutes of musical silliness above. Garlic and crucifix optional.
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The video description says:
“Many years ago, Brian David Gilbert and Jonah Scott talked about how most of ABBA’s music could be sung by Halloween villains. This year, they turned that three-minute conversation into a full album.”
The rest of the album will drop soon, but it’s only fitting they begin with one of the original icons of Halloween, the vampire. We can’t wait to find out which Halloween icon gets dibs on ABBA’s “Dancing Queen.” Or even “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight).” That one feels tailor-made for a witch to belt out, doesn’t it?
For more of Brian David Gilbert’s unique brand of wacky, be sure to head on over to his YouTube Channel.
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