Song Speculation: ABBA comes to Rocksmith, here we go again!

 

Hello Rocksmith fans!

With only two DLC releases left in the 2019 Rocksmith schedule, we were ready for anything. Especially with the newsletter not coming out till later today!

We have a brand new artist to the library, and in fact one that neither @GuitarHero or @RockBand, ever got!

Let’s check out the clue from RollingStone222…

GIF MAZE GIF MAZE

Another GIF?

Is it?

Seems likely!

Here we go again!

This is the first appearance of Mamma Mia in a music ga-

Well I’ll be


What other songs might appear in the ABBA song pack along with Mamma Mia?

What follows is speculation 

One for the bassists

I’d be surprised to not see this one
Confirmed via Newsletter

🔥It’s lit 🔥

Too many bangers

This would be surprising


Yup, we are getting an @ABBA pack next week! Are you excited for the Swedish pop sensation or are you hoping the newsletter hints at something huge to close out 2019? Let us know!

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Sunny
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Sunny

I wouldn’t complain at any ABBA choices but I strongly want SOS to be in the pack

Mike
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Mike

One other outside possibility is “There’s Something Going On” which I believe was a big solo hit for the singer.

Drizztrayvaughn
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Drizztrayvaughn

This might be the most popular band in Rocksmith. They were huge in the 70s. Cant wait to see what the other songs are. Fingers crossed for either Fernando, Does Your Mother Know and of course Dancing Queen. Bring on ABBA packs 2,3, and 4.

Oni
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Oni

I assume that was said with a certain amount of sarcasm. Actually I remember them as a music crime and being widely mocked and thought as an atrocity in my lifetime for easily four decades. I can honestly say I’ve never even met or heard any with even a hint of sincerity say they like them. I can’t actually fathom that this will appeal to most anyone. It’s a very puzzling choice for sure. Although Christmas time has produced an inordinate amount of hideous music this seems a very strange way of embarrassing that.

Drizztrayvaughn
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Drizztrayvaughn

Actually I was not being sarcastic. They have sold over 380 million albums worldwide. I grew up listening to them and still consider them one of my favorite bands. Granted they are pop not rock I am looking forward buying this pack. I suspect a lot of people will too. I get your post. For rockers they may not be very popular.

Oni
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Oni

Yeah that song about the pink toothbrush (I’m old ok) and who let the dogs out and tons of other music crimes sold a lot. They were made fun of, like ABBA, right if the gate (rightfully so on all counts) as well. The majority of people never liked it (that’s true of everything ever basically) and time has not shone any of those to be any better, quite the opposite, and if referenced are even more mocked and derided because they deserve it. Sales are definitely not the way to go on this it’s a super week defense that isn’t going to hold. Plus the history of pop music on either side (industry or artists) not only a lot of times don’t like or care about their out put will straight up admit it was just crass, calculated and made not only with out a care, but in their own words made to be and was expected to be disposable. They hoped to just cash in on the next song if that didn’t work. And I am way to involved and knowledgeable on this to go down the length of the rabbit hole to write everything out here or at all. I have actual things I should be completing, I will say that there are things I love, books, movies, music, art/artists, ect., that I will not defend. Quite the contrary. Is “M” the single most influential, copied, & ripped of movies of all time that still sets a bar that many things are compared to today. Yes, I see it referenced yearly. No one outside of film cares. But it is a master piece. On the other hand do I love house of Frankenstein? Yes it’s fun. But I don’t call it art. But don’t forget here December… Read more »

AntonZap
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AntonZap

As a guitar player and a zoomer that didn’t grow up with this music, I find no interest at all in playing this band in RS, specially since from what I heard from the songs above, they’re likely going to emulate piano or synths to make up for the lack of guitars.

Which makes an interesting poll idea, hey Elliot, would you consider making a poll to see how many guitar players actually enjoy the transcribed synth/piano parts? I consider them either boring and/or awkward most, if not all of the time. But maybe that’s just me and most people enjoy them, so it’d be interesting to see what’s the general opinion on those.

Oni
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Oni

Actually one of my most wanted upgrades to the game is to be able to use my keyboard (obviously the piano isn’t a good option I’m not moving it or the tv), we already have a bunch of stuff with great players like Ray from the Doors, a few from DP’s JLord w/the Beast, Booker T doing green onions, the awesome Leslie organ on the Beastie Boys Attitude, among others. Doesn’t seem like it’s a priority though.

AntonZap
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AntonZap

I’d also love to be able to use my keyboard on the game, but I recall them saying before that, same as with drums, it wasn’t the target audience for the game, so who knows if it’ll ever be a part of RS.

I’d be more open to these kind of songs if we could play them on an actual keyboard, but I really find no enjoyment in playing the transcriptions on guitar, so I wonder if other people actually like playing the piano/synth parts on guitar.

Dank Vader
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Dank Vader

Every time I hear “Mamma Mia” I picture General Zod, Red Skull, and the Mandarin road-tripping across the Australian outback.

Squidz
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Squidz

haha

Peter
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Peter

ABBA is one of the only bands I have used the “suggest a band”-thing for. So I am very happy they are coming.
i hope Gimme Gimme Gimme is gonna be in the pack.

MarleySantana
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MarleySantana

Isn’t this the group that sang the outro on those old reruns of WKRP in Cincinnati?

Oni
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Oni

I was talking about the turkey episode like a week ago. We are both old man, that’s ok. I don’t think they did use them. I believe it was something else but I do seem to recall they used something off of blondie’s album at some point. Probably call me or heart of glass. Those seem like the most obvious.

Kyle
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Kyle

Noooooooooooooooooo. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

cowtowner
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cowtowner

Although I grew up with the ABBA generation I am not a huge Fan but honestly I have been waiting for rocksmith to release some bigger artists so I can’t mock them for taking one of the biggest artists of the 70’s and adding them in. I probably wont get this pack because I am not a fan of the music, but for Rocksmith and Ubisoft it’s about fricking time we see a NEW, BIGGER WELL KNOWN artist as the last year has had a few songs for everyone’s tastes but was seriously lacking in reputable bands.

HowLoCanUGo
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HowLoCanUGo

So disco, which is a tricky genre to find quality Non-repetitive guitar/bass tracks in, and the choice of band is one that is primarily known for its vocals. Disco has been pulled off before in Rocksmith with Earth Wind and Fire (genre crossing with soul and funk, sure), but ABBA isn’t even close to EW&F. The Bee Gees, sure. Jackson’s, Ross, Sister Sledge, The Tramps, KC and the Sunshine Band? Yep across the board. But ABBA? A single maybe (Gimme, Gimmie, Gimmie comes to mind), but a full three pack? Better off to do a five pack or two sampling the best of the whole genre than a single three pack from ABBA.

Chris
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Chris

Well so much for getting excited about year end. At this point my expectations for last week are a 3 pack of something that is at least rock not disco themed