24 November 2009
Police, Pink Floyd and Smiths next in PRS for Music survey
PRS for Music, the organisation that collects royalties on behalf of composers and songwriters, today reveals that Swedish pop band ABBA tops the chart for bands we would like to see reformed.
'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! some more ABBA', was the call of the UK public who voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Eurovision winners, who broke up nearly eighteen years ago. The Police came in second place, with Pink Floyd and The Smiths sharing third spot, respectively.
Top ten most wanted reformation of bands:
Source: PRS for Music – based on over 1500 responses (bands with the majority of the original members alive)
Commenting, Ellis Rich, chairman of PRS said: 'The bands that we want reformed all characterised the mood, and set the tone for generations of people during their time. Whether it was the anarchist calls of the Sex Pistols or the powerful floor fillers of ABBA, all of these bands were at the top of their game over the last 30 years underpinned by some fantastic songs and very talented songwriters.'