ABBA - Band We Most Want To Reform

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:

Based on 1500+ responses (bands with majority of original members alive)

Band

Percent

ABBA

25%

The Police

13%

Pink Floyd

11%

The Smiths

11%

Oasis

10%

The Jam

9%

Dire Straits

8%

The Clash

6%

Spice Girls

4%

Sex Pistols

3%

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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.

Ellis Rich, Chairman - PRS for Music