This CD is a must-have just for the simple unadulterated pop culture value. This isn't one of those dramatic instrumental soundtracks with titles like "Wedding March" or "The Emperor is Dead", but instead is a lot of fun, especially for people who have grown up singing every word that ABBA ever wrote.
The eighteen songs (17 + hidden track) are all familiar ABBA hits, and you'll find yourself singing along with the likes of Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Christine Baranski, Amanda Seyfried and others.
Some of these unlikely songbirds can actually carry a note (albeit not too far), and others will make you smile (You're a brave man Pierce), but there's no denying that this soundtrack would make a great stocking stuffer or just-because gift for your favorite baby boomer.
Tracks not to be missed (whether good or just rather ambitious) are:
"Honey, Honey" - Amanda Seyfried
"Mamma Mia!" - Meryl Streep
"Dancing Queen" - Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, and Julie Walters
"Our Last Summer" - Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and Stellan Skarsgaard
"Lay All Your Love on Me" - Dominic Cooper and Amanda Seyfried
"Super Trouper" - Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, and Julie Walters
"SOS" - Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep
"Does Your Mother Know" - Christine Baranski and Philip Michael
"Take a Chance on Me" - Julie Walters and Stellan Skarsgaard
"I Have a Dream" / "Thank You for the Music" (Hidden Track) - Amanda Seyfried
Buy this one just for fun